Kinetic Content readies scripted venture

Kinetic Content founding CEO Chris Coelen has agreed a multi-year extension of his contract with parent company Red Arrow Studios, and is planning the launch of a new scripted venture.

Red Arrow Studios acquired the LA-based non-scripted TV production company in 2010, which produces show such as Married at First Sight and Little Women (Lifetime), Buying It Blind (Bravo) and Seven Year Switch (Lifetime).

Coelen will now begin working with Red Arrow Studios to launch a venture developing and producing scripted projects for the US and international market. The company is currently hiring staff including a head of scripted development and production.

Coelen previously started up and ran RDF’s office in North America, and before that, as a partner at United Talent Agency, started and ran UTA’s Alternative and International TV division.

Coelen said: “After setting up scripted shows for many years as both an agent and during my time running RDF USA, I am excited to bring the same deliberative approach and passion for story we have exhibited in unscripted, into scripted.”

Red Arrow Studios president and co-CEO James Baker said: “I am delighted that Chris has decided to stay with Kinetic and Red Arrow to take the business to even greater heights, and realize his ambitious growth plans – including opening a new scripted division.”