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 […]

Round-up: Fugitives strike South African drama pact; Starzplay welcomes ‘Dr. Death’; Int’l nets add ‘Angelo Rules’

Fugitives strikes South Africa drama pact Production and financing company Fugitive has struck a deal with South African entertainment company MultiChoice that will see it becoming the exclusive distributor for scripted originals made available on its M-Net channel and Showmax SVOD platform. The partnership will see Fugitive launching three new drama series – Lioness, Dam […]

Anthony Kimble’s Fugitive eyes AVOD acquisitions with Turkey’s Merzigo

Anthony Kimble’s production and financing firm Fugitive has linked up with Turkish aggregator Merzigo to acquire programming for AVOD exploitation. The Fugitive team, led by former Nordic Entertainment exec Merrily Ross, will be responsible for assessing and acquiring content with available AVOD rights from around the world and then working with Merzigo’s facility in Istanbul to […]

Fugitive teams with MO Studios, prep scripted and factual projects

UK-based production and financing company Fugitive has formed a new development and representation partnership with US prodco MO Studios.  The companies have already announced the first project to emerge from their partnership, The Fugitive Game, a period drama set around the rise of the Dada movement and the creation of The Cabaret Voltaire. The series follows […]

Fugitive expands sales by hiring Fox, Endemol Shine, Tinopolis & DRG alums

UK-based production and financing company Fugitive is expanding its sales team, with four new senior hires in the US, Spain, France and the UK. All four will operate as SVP’s and will be focused on pre-sales for the company’s growing slate of scripted and unscripted projects, as well as its catalogue of completed programming and […]

UK prodco Fugitive partners with South Africa’s Helena Spring

UK-based production and financing company Fugitive has partnered with South Africa’s Helena Spring Films to develop its scripted slate for TV. Helena Spring is the producer behind the Oscar-nominated feature Yesterday, while Fugitive was founded in March last year by Cineflix alum Anthony Kimble. The deal will also see Fugitive represent the titles in the international […]

Fugitive strikes far-reaching pact with Rogo Productions

Production and financing company Fugitive has picked up international distribution rights to feature documentary Keep Quiet, limited series Conflict Of Interest and Empty Planet, a fast-turnaround Covid-19 series, as well as become a development and distribution partner on multi-part scripted drama Abby. The deal comes after Fugitive inked an exclusive partnership with Rogo Productions, a new […]

Anthony Kimble’s Fugitive moves for NENT format chief

UK-based production and financing company Fugitive has appointed the VP of formats at Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group to oversee its unscripted output. Merrily Ross will become exec VP of non-scripted content at Fugitive, which was launched in March by Anthony Kimble and is focused on content development and financing. She will start on September 1 […]