Arrested Industries announces two new senior appointments

Judy Levenson joins as SVP sales while Mette Kanne-Behrendsen becomes Arrested’s SVP of acquisitions.


Mette Kanne-Behrendsen and Judy Levenson


Arrested Industries (fka Fugitive) announces the addition of two new SVPs to its expanding business. Judy Levenson joins as SVP sales, overseeing unscripted and scripted content sales in North America, while Mette Kanne-Behrendsen becomes Arrested’sSVP of acquisitions, focusing on unscripted content.

Based in the US, Judy Levenson is a highly regarded international industry executive and joins Arrested from Leverage Media, a consulting firm where she served as principal.

Mette Kanne-Behrendsen joins Arrested Industries from NENT Studios UK, where she was SVP of acquisitions until it was acquired by All3Media last month.

Merrily Ross, CEO unscripted, of Arrested Industries comments: “We are still a relatively new business, so are absolutely thrilled to have attracted two such experienced, well-connected and popular senior executives as Mette and Judy. Mette has excellent relationships with factual producers around the world and will be instrumental in helping us build our unscripted programme catalogue, working alongside co-CEO Anthony Kimble, who is responsible for new scripted content. Judy, meanwhile, will bring her energy and local expertise to bear in North America, finding new homes for all our shows, as well as supporting Anthony on the ground as he establishes our American office over the coming months.”

Mette Kanne-Behrendsen says: “Arrested Industries is evolving into a very distinctive, contemporary content agency, and I am excited to be able to reach out to my network of producers and introduce them to new opportunities for partnership.”

Judy Levenson adds: “I am thrilled to be working with Anthony, Merrily and the rest of the team, with a focus on growing the Arrested Industries brand and footprint in North America. Now feels like the perfect time for its fresh approach, big personality, and genuinely exciting programming, drawn from both traditional and emerging content markets”.