Anthony Kimble’s UK- and US-based content material growth and financing outfit Arrested Industries has employed former Discovery exec Judy Levenson and former NENT exec Mette Kanne-Behrendsen as senior vice-presidents.
Levenson, who will likely be based mostly within the US, joins as senior VP of gross sales, overseeing unscripted and scripted content material gross sales in North America, whereas UK-based Kanne-Behrendsen turns into Arrested’s senior VP of acquisitions, specializing in unscripted content material.
Levenson joins Arrested from consulting agency Leverage Media, the place she was principal of content material growth and model partnerships.
Prior to Leverage Media, she labored as director of enterprise growth and model partnerships at Litton Entertainment and as VP of content material growth and coproductions at Scott Brothers Entertainment.
Levenson additionally held senior positions at Discovery, the place she was a director on the American Heroes Channel and at National Geographic Channel, the place she was an affiliate director of growth and coproductions.
Kanne-Behrendsen joins Arrested from Nent Studios UK, the place she was SVP of acquisitions till it was acquired by All3Media final month.
Prior to her almost 5 years with Nent, Kanne-Behrendsen was VP of acquisitions at Off the Fence and earlier than that spent greater than a decade at Modern Times Group, latterly as director of pay TV channels.
At the Modern Times Group, Kanne-Behrendsen was chargeable for a big portfolio that included the Viasat History, Crime and Nature channel manufacturers.
Former Cineflix exec Kimble based Fugitive in March 2019, rebranding it in April as Arrested Industries.
In addition to the brand new identify, Kimble additionally established an LA-based workplace, which he runs as CEO of scripted.
Merrily Ross, CEO unscripted of Arrested Industries, mentioned: “We are nonetheless a comparatively new enterprise, so are completely thrilled to have attracted two such skilled, well-connected and standard senior executives as Mette and Judy.
“Mette has wonderful relationships with factual producers world wide and will likely be instrumental in serving to us construct our unscripted programme catalogue, working alongside co-CEO Anthony Kimble, who’s chargeable for new scripted content material.
“Judy, in the meantime, will convey her power and native experience to bear in North America, discovering new houses for all our exhibits, as effectively as supporting Anthony on the bottom as he establishes our American workplace over the approaching months.”