Chris Bonney


TBI Weekly: Old vs. new money face off for unscripted

A wealth of shiny digital entrants may well suggest TV is currently a supplier’s market, but this week’s Realscreen Summit has been an invaluable reminder that sustainable business models in the unscripted world are still lacking, particularly as stalwarts such as Discovery and Nat Geo endure major upheaval.   “Old money” cable networks and broadcasters […]

Cineflix gains global rights to White Boy Rick doc

Cineflix Rights has acquired the worldwide rights to White Boy, a feature-length doc on the life of Richard Wershe Jr. dubbed White Boy Rick. Cineflix picked up the rights from Transition Studios. The 90-minute doc was created for Starz US. Set in 80s Detroit, it follows the journey of Wershe Jr who operated as a […]

Cineflix Rights snaps up Russian drama

Cineflix Rights is betting on Russian drama Ordinary Woman, with plans in place for a Mipcom launch in Cannes next month. The distributor has acquired worldwide rights to the 8 x 60-minute drama from entertainment network TV-3 Channel Russia. Produced by 1-2-3 Production and Look Film, the series tells the story of a Moscow florist […]

Show of the week: The Queen’s Green Planet

The Queen’s Green Planet tackles one of the world’s great ecological conundrums: protecting the forests of Earth. Specifically, it follows Queen Elizabeth II’s initiative to create a new global network of protected forests, which is known as The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. “Content that has a theme that resonates globally will obviously be more in demand […]

Cineflix gets new lease of Life as Paramedics leads deals

Cineflix Rights has hired industry veteran Richard Life as VP of acquisitions. His hire comes as Cineflix Media’s UK-based sales division scored deals for shows such as First Response: Paramedicsand City Porn. Life, the former head of acquisitions and coproductions at ITV Studios Global Entertainment and head of programming at Channel 4 International, is joining as VP […]

Television’s love affair with the People’s Princess

Yearlong activities have taken place to mark the twentieth anniversary of Princess Diana’s death, and the television industry has followed suit with a raft of documentaries and series to signify the landmark event. Kaltrina Bylykbashi reports on the ongoing influence of the late British royal, as her son, Prince Harry, continues to make headlines thanks […]

Sky Arts, Movistar+ explore History of Comedy

Three European pay TV channels and Israeli have acquired a new eight-part CNN series about comedy. Sky Arts in UK, Movistar+ in Spain, Discovery Networks Poland and Yes DBS in Israel have all taken The History of Comedy from London-based distributor Cineflix Rights. The Turner doc series, billed as a CNN original, combines achive footage […]

Cineflix buys Dior, builds Lego

Cineflix Rights has snagged international rights to two UK-produced factual series, Inside Dior and A Big Lego Christmas. The deal gives Cineflix two new shows to feed into its MIPTV slate and to show buyers at its London showcase event next week. Inside Dior is a two-parter from Finestripe. It launched on the More4 service […]

Cineflix bags Bellum’s Bizarre duo

UK-based distributor Cineflix Rights will sell Bellum Entertainment shows Bizarre Murders and Bizarre Bloopers. Bizarre Murders is a 52x30mins series focused on unbelievably strange but true cases, while Bizarre Bloopers, also 52x30mins, highlights the funniest and most-shocking human blunders from around the world. US-based Bellum has previously closed deals with distributors such as Sky Vision […]

Cineflix strikes deal with Monty Halls’ Seadog

Cineflix Rights has inked a first-look deal with Seadog Productions, the UK indie created by adventurer and TV presenter Monty Halls. The deal gives Cineflix’s distribution division exclusive international rights to all of Seadog’s future shows including a series about World War II the indie has developed, and which has been commissioned by an as […]

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