Redseven Entertainment, a Red Arrow Studios company, is expanding its production portfolio with an additional specialism. The newly created Journalism, Documentary & Reportage unit will complement the existing Entertainment and Fiction division from January 2022, with Jan Rasmus joining Redseven as Executive Producer to develop and manage this new division. In this role, he will be responsible for the development and production of reportage and documentary formats with a journalistic background.
Rasmus was most recently Head of the Investigative Journalism and Documentaries department at RTL. In this position, he developed and was responsible for reportage formats such as "Team Wallraff – Reporter undercover," "Das Jenke-Experiment" or "RTL-Spezial" with Steffen Hallaschka. Previously, he worked for almost 20 years in various management positions for the RTL magazines "Exclusiv – Das Starmagazin," "Explosiv" and "Extra," of which he was editorial director from 2005 to 2015.
"It has always been our ambition to look to develop content in new program genres. The increasing demand for relevant, well-researched content that both entertains and informs offers us as content creators a world of new opportunities. I know that our clients will be able to further strengthen their profile and inspire their audience with such formats. In addition to our Entertainment and Fiction divisions, the establishment of the new Journalism, Documentary & Reportage unit is therefore a logical next step. We are pleased that we were able to win Jan as an absolute expert in this field. With his enormous wealth of experience in the development, editing and production of journalistic content, he is the ideal person for the job, and I am sure that we will achieve a lot together," said Jobst Benthues, CEO of Redseven Entertainment.
"My switch to the production side now takes me directly to where content and stories are created. This corresponds to the principle of my work: to bring the viewers as close as possible to the events. That's why my new role at Redseven Entertainment offers completely new possibilities for me. We want to build a team of journalists who produce high-quality reportage and unique documentaries for all channels and platforms – thus making Redseven the home of entertainment and relevant information. I look forward to joining Jobst and his team on this journey and helping to shape it," Jan Rasmus added.
My switch to the production side now takes me directly to where content and stories are created” Jan Rasmus Head of Redseven Entertainment's Journalism, Documentary & Reportage unit