Kinetic partners with Absolutely Independent

Chris Coelen firm gets first-look at Dutch distributor's content

Chris Coelen's recently launched Kinetic Content has inked its first major content deal, partnering with Dutch distributor of unscripted formats Absolutely Independent, whose catalogue of formats includes "Find My Family," "The Singing Office" and "The Phone."

Under the pact, Kinetic will have a first-look at all Absolutely formats for the U.S., with the Dutch company retaining global distribution rights.

Kinetic and Absolutely will also work together to develop formats for sale to broadcasters worldwide.

Absolutely has had a long-time relationship with Coelen, dating back to his time as a reality agent at UTA.

Most recently, as CEO of RDF USA, Coelen worked with Kinetic on "Find My Family," which RDF produced as a series for ABC.