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Michael Schmidt
Chief Creative Officer, Red Arrow Studios

As Chief Creative Officer, Michael oversees Red Arrow’s global format development, acquisitions, creative partnerships, and international production rollouts worldwide.

Michael has worked in the television industry for more than 20 years, specifically in the fields of broadcasting, producing, commissioning and development. He started his career while still in school as a researcher and writer at pubcaster WDR in Cologne. Michael’s subsequent positions included TV Director at entertainment producer BRAINPOOL, Creative Producer for RTL Television’s entertainment department, Executive Producer and Consultant for Granada Germany and Director Editorial at young entertainment station VIVA.

Michael joined the ProSiebenSat.1 Group in 2005, undertaking various roles, including Senior Vice President of Entertainment for German Free-TV operations. During his time at ProSieben, Michael’s productions received a German TV award, several German comedy awards and the prestigious Grimme Award. His strong producing and commissioning background has earned him considerable respect in the international TV community. Michael lives with his wife and their three children in New York.