Chris Coelen, CEO of Santa Monica-based, Red Arrow Studios-owned prodco Kinetic Content, has signed on for a multi-year extension of his contract.
The company, which had a majority stake acquired by Red Arrow Studios in 2010, is behind such series as Married at First Sight and the Little Women franchise on Lifetime, and the upcoming Spy Games for Bravo. It also has projects in the works for Netflix, Amazon, Fox, ABC, Discovery and History among other nets.
As part of the contract extension, Coelen is also establishing a scripted production venture, which is currently in the process of hiring a head of development and production.
“I’m thrilled to continue working with the immensely talented teams at Kinetic, Red Arrow and ProSiebenSat.1 – it’s an incredibly exciting time to be a storyteller in the unscripted landscape,” said Coelen in a statement.
“I am also delighted to be announcing our new scripted venture,” he added. “After setting up scripted shows for many years as both an agent and during my time running RDF USA, I am excited to bring the same deliberative approach and passion for story we have exhibited in unscripted, into scripted.”
“Chris has proved to be a superb partner within our group and we look forward to continuing to work with him,” added James Baker, president and co-CEO of Red Arrow Studios.