Arrested Industries

Opinion: The perfect storm driving international content demand in the US

Anthony Kimble, co-CEO of UK- and US-based production and financing company Arrested Industries (formerly Fugitive), explores how the pandemic has led to a big demand for non-US drama in the States, as well as a waning appetite for local scripted content. As a Brit who’s recently set up a business in LA, there’s a lot […]

Arrested Industries & Merzigo snag 3,000 hours from Spain’s RTVE

Anthony Kimble and Merrily Ross’s firm Arrested Industries and Turkish aggregator Merzigo have struck a deal that will see them acquire almost 3,000 hours of programming from Spanish broadcaster RTVE. Arrested Industries, which rebranded from Fugitive in April, linked up with Turkish aggregator Merzigo in 2020 to acquire programming for AVOD exploitation and the RTVE […]

Arrested Industries hires former Discovery & NENT senior execs

UK and US-based production and financing company Arrested Industries has appointed Judy Levenson as SVP of sales and Mette Kanne-Behrendsen as SVP of acquisitions. The appointments come following the Anthony Kimble and Merrily Ross-led company rebranding from its former name of Fugitive in April ahead of the launch of its US scripted arm. Based in […]

Show of the week: Lioness

South Africa is rapidly emerging on the international stage as a hotbed of creative talent and this 10 x 60-minute series looks set to join the growing ranks of highly rated scripted shows from the country. The story tracks the life of a rich woman who falls in love with her security guard only to […]

UK’s Fugitive rebrands as Arrested Industries, preps new US scripted arm

UK-based production and financing company Fugitive has rebranded to become Arrested Industries, ahead of the launch of a US office this summer. Fugitive was founded in 2019 by former Cineflix Rights exec Anthony Kimble, who will be re-locating to Los Angeles to run the new venture as CEO of scripted. Merrily Ross, who joined Fugitive from […]