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Former Cineflix Rights exec Anthony Kimble launches content outfit

Former Cineflix Rights executive Anthony Kimble has established a firm set to focus on content development, financing and executive production. Fugitive will work primarily with producers, agents, broadcasters and other content platforms ...
March 21, 2019

Former Cineflix Rights executive Anthony Kimble has established a firm set to focus on content development, financing and executive production.

Fugitive will work primarily with producers, agents, broadcasters and other content platforms across the non-fiction, formats and scripted genres to launch innovative programming.

The London-based firm will mainly focus its efforts on finding and securing best-fit project partners and financing, but will also place emphasis on working closely with writers and producers at the content development stage.

Kimble recently left Cineflix Rights after a five-year stint as SVP of acquisitions and co-productions for North America.

At launch, Fugitive will represent GRB Studios, producers of the Emmy Award-winning reality series Intervention and high-profile series Untold Stories. Kimble will attend next month’s MIPTV market in Cannes to seek partners and finance for new key projects on GRB’s slate.

The company’s first projects, meanwhile, will be launched at the Paris-based Series Mania International Festival, where Fugitive will represent a hybrid event series from and Topic, the entertainment studio from First Look Media, working together with Alex Gibney‘s Jigsaw Productions; and a scripted title from Australia’s Essential Media Group.

The six-hour Uncanny Valley: The Truth About Thinking Machines from Topic and Jigsaw will combine elements of non-fiction and science fiction to explore how artificial intelligence is remaking our world, while probing the financial and social interests behind its rise.

Essential Media Group’s The Line will serve as an eight-hour returnable, female-driven thriller set in World War II.

“It’s always a risk setting up a new business but I have hit the ground running thanks to the early faith invested in me by Chris Hilton at Essential Media, Lisa Leingang at Topic and Gary R. Benz at GRB Studios,” said Kimble in a statement. “I am enjoying combining my creative and commercial skills on projects that I am passionate about, and look forward to growing my portfolio with equally impactful content.”

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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