NENT Group Alum Merrily Ross Joins Fugitive


Fugitive has brought on Merrily Ross, who joins from NENT Group, as executive VP of non-scripted content.

At NENT Group (and formerly MTG), Ross was VP of formats, a position she held from 2013. She worked closely with both U.K.-based and international content producers sourcing and developing formats, such as Red Arrow Studios International’s Buying Blind and ITV Studios’ Love Island, for the group’s channels across Europe. Prior to this, she was at ITV Studios as VP of format sales.

She joins Fugitive—the content development, financing and executive producing company launched by Anthony Kimble in March—as of September 1. Ross will work with Kimble to grow the non-scripted side of the business, focusing primarily on consultancy and development for producers, as well as distribution, co-production and presale strategies.

Kimble commented: “Merrily is one of the leading lights in the international formats business and has the most incredible experience, gleaned from working in major companies and across some of the best known brands in the marketplace. With Fugitive growing apace, I am delighted to have her working alongside me, bringing her unique knowledge and perspectives on the world of factual entertainment, and I can think of nobody better to help me expand the business.”

Ross added: “Fugitive is successfully plugging a gap in the market for nimble, 360-degree content support, and has got off to a flying start with wonderful clients and exciting projects. I am thrilled to join the business in its early days; I’ve known Anthony for a number of years and really look forward to working with him to build Fugitive.”