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Drama Awards 2019

Coelen, Red Arrow plot scripted venture

Chris Coelen has extended his contract as CEO of US prodco Kinetic Content and is planning the launch of a new scripted venture with its parent company, Red Arrow Studios.

Chris Coelen

Coelen, founder and CEO of the Seven Year Switch producer, has agreed a multi-year extension to his contract.

Announcing the deal on Monday, Red Arrow said Coelen will immediately begin work to launch a “significant venture developing and producing scripted projects for the US and international market.”

The company is currently in the process of hiring staff including a head of scripted development and production.

Coelen said: “I’m thrilled to continue working with the immensely talented teams at Kinetic, Red Arrow and ProSiebenSat.1.

“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.”

Red Arrow acquired a majority stake in the LA-based company in 2010.

Other shows on the company’s slate include the Little Women franchise and Married At First Sight for A+E Networks-owned Lifetime, and Buying It Blind for Bravo.

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