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James Baker

Red Arrow Studios

London, UK

Chief Operating Officer

Red Arrow Studios

James Baker

Biography

James Baker is Chief Operating Officer of Red Arrow Studios, responsible for optimizing operational performance across Red Arrow’s production & distribution divisions, whilst directly managing select portfolio assets and production territories.

James also oversees human resources and Red Arrow’s project management office.

A leading figure in the international television industry, James has extensive senior experience in channel management, independent production and media investment.

Red Arrows Studios is comprised of 20 production companies in seven territories, including 11 companies based in the United States; world-leading digital studio, Studio71, based in six countries; and global film and TV distributors Red Arrow Studios International and Gravitas Ventures.

Personal Business Advice

Gerry Laybourne, Founder of Nickelodeon was the first of three really exceptional woman bosses I was lucky to have. She led the charge in showing respect to everyone, listening rather than dictating and crucially giving creative talent the chance to explore and to embrace failure as a key route to success.

James Baker’s Newsfeed

18 Sep 2018
Red Arrow Studios ups James Baker to COO

James Baker has been promoted to chief operating officer at international entertainment producer and distributor Red Arrow Studios, part of European mass media company ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE.

07 Apr 2016
Red Arrow invests in Skogland’s Mad Rabbit

Red Arrow Entertainment’s latest strategic play is investing in a new production company...The news comes a month after Red Arrow appointed its UK chief, James Baker, as president of the wider group.

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James Baker’s Background

Chief Operating Officer
Sep 2018 - Present
London, UK
James is responsible for optimizing operational performance across Red Arrow’s production & distribution divisions, while directly managing select production territories & portfolio assets. Additionally, James oversees human resources & Red Arrow’s project management office.
Managing Director
Feb 2011 - Present
London, UK
Alongside global distributor Red Arrow International, Red Arrow Entertainment Group launched in 2010 and comprises 20 production companies across 8 countries, The Group’s significant production output includes scripted, non-scripted and factual television programs; feature films and digital content for an array of global networks and platforms.
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Other Business Interests

Council and Executive Committee
Jan 1998 - Present
Edinburgh, UK
The Edinburgh International Television Festival is held annually in August, bringing together all parts of the television and digital world to debate the major issues facing the industry.
Board Member
Feb 2011 - Feb 2013
London, UK
The Catalyst Club is a pioneering venture that successfully raised £10 million towards personalised cancer treatment in its first phase. They endeavour to drive forward personalised medicine research to revolutionise the way cancer is treated now and in the future.
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James Baker’s Education