We are an independent content agency with a passion for finding great ideas and bringing them to life. We do this by partnering with an exciting range of close collaborators - both established names and new voices - using our expertise in development, financing, production, and distribution to help take each idea from page to screen.

Working across drama, documentary, formats, and feature films, we never lose sight of the fact that, first and foremost, we are in the entertainment business – and the process, at whatever stage you join us, should always be fun and enjoyable. 

Our co-CEOs and partners in crime have worked as commissioners, producers, 

development executives and distributors, so have a very clear understanding of what makes great content and how to navigate the constantly evolving international rights’ landscape.

We are based out of both London and Los Angeles with representatives in major European creative hubs including Paris and Madrid.

Our Core Services

Content. Creative. Capital.

Working in partnership with our clients, we can help develop and implement an entire strategy for bringing a show to the screen, including:

  • Supplying market intelligence
  • Providing editorial and creative input
  • Packaging and pitching ideas for domestic and international markets,
  • Advising on partners and deals
  • Acting as pre-sales and co-production agents
  • Negotiating rights
  • Aligning content with best-fit distributors

We use our industry knowledge and contacts to source best-fit financing and then broker innovative deals – everything from securing development finance and commissions, to ensuring IP creators and owners see as much revenue as possible. We know where the financing opportunities are around the globe with:

  • Commercial and public service linear broadcasters
  • SVODs and digital platforms
  • Enterprise investment schemes
  • Venture capitalists
  • Equity investors

We are connected! We can help source co-production partners, writers, and script developers, as well as financing for spec scripts and series bibles.

There is no shortage of great ideas out there, however, getting the right people to work on that idea and to take it to the next level where it is ready to be pitched to financiers is a complicated business.

We give great ideas our full support and always make sure that they get in front of the most talented creatives in all the major markets worldwide.

With 20 years of experience and a dedicated multilingual sales team we cover all key territories.

Annually our teams attend major television distribution markets, as well as specific territory sales trips.

Connect with our sales teams here.

Our Team

Anthony Kimble

FOUNDER / CO-CEO / HEAD OF SCRIPTED

Anthony Kimble, founder and co-CEO of Arrested Industries, is one of the most trusted, well-liked and best-networked senior executives in international television. He successfully brings a unique combination of commercial and creative skill, coupled with professionalism and fun, to every project that he helps develop, finance, and produce. Having lived in Asia, the UK, South Africa and the US, and worked for broadcasters, producers and distributors – including National Geographic, Channel 5, and Cineflix Rights, he fully understands the end-to-end process of creating successful television, as well as what works internationally. He is currently in active development on more than a dozen scripted projects with partners including Viacom International Studios, Keshet Studios and Endeavor Content. His eye for a good story, understanding of where best to pitch it, and general collaborative approach constantly see him working with a wide range of leading authors, writers, directors, broadcasters, and global streamers.

Anthony is a member of BAFTA and the RTS as well as a board member & juror of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and has studied script development at the prestigious National Film and Television School in the UK.


Direct:  +44 (0)7974-686-134

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Merrily Ross

CO-CEO / HEAD OF NON-SCRIPTED

Co-CEO Merrily Ross is a leading light in the formats and unscripted side of the international television business. She has grown her impressive reputation, deepened her market knowledge and extended her contacts book by working variously as a commissioner, a producer, and in sales and acquisitions roles, for companies such as NENT Group, ITV Studios, BBC, and Channel 5.
Her love of content and joy in bringing projects to the screen is evident in every interaction, and her expertise and infectious energy has helped propel several formats – including Love Island, I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and Come Dine with Me into iconic international programme brands.

Today, she uses all this experience – coupled with an instinctive ability to spot a ‘hit’ – to drive Arrested Industries’ formats and unscripted business, with a particular focus on collaborating with UK and international producers to co-develop projects, as well as attract finance and find best-fit broadcasters and platforms.

Merrily is a member of the Royal Television Society.


Direct: +44 (0)7855-468-222

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Sales and Acquisitions Team