Anthony Kimble, who recently left Cineflix Rights after five years as SVP acquisitions and co-productions North America, has established his own content development, financing and executive producing company – Fugitive.

Working across scripted, unscripted and formats, Kimble will be making his official Fugitive debut at next week’s Series Mania, where he will be repping projects from his first international clients; Australia’s Essential Media Group (Jack Irish, Saving Mr. Banks) and Topic (Spotlight, Risk), the storytelling brand and entertainment studio from US-based First Look Media, working together with Jigsaw Productions.

Fugitive will primarily work with producers, agents, broadcasters and other content platforms to get programming off the ground. A key focus is on finding and securing best-fit project partners and financing, but Kimble also plans to work closely with writers and producers at the content development stage.

At Series Mania, Fugitive will be representing Uncanny Valley: The Truth About Thinking Machines, a six-hour hybrid event series about A.I. and the future of mankind from Alex Gibney (Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Taxi to the Dark Side), and science fiction author Cory Doctorow (Walkaway, Rapture of the Nerds).

The second project, from Essential Media Group, is The Line, an eight-hour returnable, female-driven thriller set in World War II, that Kimble will also executive produce. The series has been created and written by Yolanda Ramke, the award-winning screenwriter and director of the first Australian Netflix Original feature film, Cargo – which starred Martin Freeman.

Anthony Kimble comments: “I am thrilled to have Fugitive up and running and most delighted that my first projects are such strong titles – and involve incredible talent like Alex Gibney and Yolanda Ramke. 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. 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.”

Fugitive’s other key client at launch is GRB Studios, producers of the Emmy-Award winning reality series Intervention and high-profile series Untold Stories.

Staff Reporter

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