With nearly 20 series and almost 250 hours produced in 2017, US producer Kinetic Content, a Red Arrow Studios company, is expanding its development team, and has hired Paul Lima as Vice President of Development.

In his new role, Lima will report to Karrie Wolfe and Katie Griffin, Kinetic’s EVPs of Development and Programming.

Lima most recently served as VP of Development for This Is Just a Test, where he developed and sold a host of successful shows including Big Rig Bounty Hunters (History), Ice Lake Rebels (Animal Planet), Project Grizzly (Animal Planet), Akil Fugitive Hunter (A+E) and Missing Dial (Nat Geo).

Karrie Wolfe said: “Paul brings extensive experience and exceptional creativity to our team. Katie and I are thrilled to have him on board as we build on our success and accelerate our development efforts.”

Additionally, Karrie Wolfe and Katie Griffin have promoted Scott Patterson to Manager of Development, and Andre Kovalovs to Coordinator.

Kinetic Content is the prolific producer behind the ground-breaking series Married at First Sight, the hugely successful Little Women franchise, relationship transformation “The Spouse House” and international break-outs Seven Year Switch and Buying Blind.