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 Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group shortly after its launch in 2019, will become CEO of unscripted, running that side of the business out of the existing London office.

Last month, Fugitive struck a deal with South African entertainment company MultiChoice to become the exclusive distributor for scripted originals made available on its M-Net channel and Showmax SVOD platform, while in November last year, the company linked up with Turkish aggregator Merzigo to acquire programming for AVOD exploitation.

“While I was flying solo when I established Fugitive, I always had ambitions to develop the business rapidly – and these ambitions were turbo-charged when Merrily joined me as a partner,” commented Kimble.

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