Red Arrow’s Nina Etspueler to Join Leonine


Nina Etspueler, formerly group creative director of Red Arrow Studios, is set to join Leonine as head of entertainment development, effective January 1, 2021.

Etspueler will report to CEO Fred Kogel, and she will play a key role in shaping and coordinating the development as well as the cooperation of Leonine’s production brands i&u TV, Odeon Entertainment and future non-fiction investments in the development of domestic and international formats. She will also establish a production brand for Leonine that develops entertainment and non-fiction formats by female artists, offers women creative space in front of and behind the camera and champions female talent.

Fred Kogel said: “With Nina Etspueler we have won an outstanding creative talent for Leonine—my preferred candidate. She combines a great sense for successful formats with outstanding contacts and impressive expertise in production. We are pursuing a European growth strategy in the production area and Nina, with her national and international orientation, is the ideal professional for this position. In addition, our common goal is to champion the many talented women in show entertainment by offering them opportunities for continued advancement. Germany still has huge development potential in this area.”

Etspueler added: “In my opinion, Leonine is one of the most attractive and ambitious players in the European media landscape. I am very much looking forward to the many exciting tasks that lie ahead of me in this dynamic company and to empower female talents in entertainment and non-fiction by offering them a platform to excel.”