Chris Bonney


Broadcasters buy into Lego’s secret doc

A raft of international broadcasters have acquired The Secret World of Lego, the one-off doc that goes inside the toy manufacturers headquarters. The show is produced by UK indie Waddell Media and distributed by Cineflix Rights, which has struck the new international deals. In the US National Geographic has acquired the show. In Europe Cineflix […]

Cineflix snags buzzy British noir series

The distribution arm of Cineflix has won the rights to Marcella, the upcoming ‘British noir’ series from Buccaneer Media and written by Hans Rosenfeldt (The Bridge, pictured). Cineflix Rights will launch the series at MIPCOM next week. The series is set in London and is Rosenfeldt’s first drama for an English-speaking audience. Buccaneer was set […]

Cineflix to sell Pivot shows

Cineflix Rights has secured rights to sell programming from US cable channel Pivot. The catalogue deal covers more than 40 hours, including the Emmy-winning Hit Record TV (pictured), which is from Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer), Brian Graden Media and hitRECord. Other shows include Secret Lives of Americans, a 10x30mins series from All3Media America […]

AMC, Discovery Lat Am score Cineflix shows

AMC Networks Iberia and Discovery Networks Latin America are among buyers of programming from UK-based distributor Cineflix Rights. AMCN Iberia’s deal, which covers Spain and Portugal, hands the broadcaster the 10x30mins Angry Planet (pictured), Battle Factory, Ocean Vet and 1,000 Days For the Planet. AMCN Latin America has also tapped Cineflix for new content. It […]

Cineflix blocks out Lego doc deal

Cineflix Rights has snagged international rights to The Secret World of Lego, the one-off behind-the-scenes doc about the toy brick company. The show went out on Channel 4 in the UK earlier this week, winning its slot in 16-to-34s and almost doubling slot average. It follows a design student as he gets exclusive access to […]

Heaney’s TCB poaches Cineflix exec

TCB Media Rights chief Paul Heaney has recruited a managing director from his former company, Cineflix Media. Katy Llewellyn-Jones becomes UK-based distributor TCB’s first MD, having been at Canada-based Cineflix since its creation in 2003. The move represents Heaney’s biggest hire since creating TCB in late 2012 after leaving his CEO post at Cineflix’s distribution […]

Cineflix snags buzzy sex-change series

Cineflix has taken international rights to the buzzy upcoming US reality show Becoming Us. The series is being produced by Ryan Seacrest’s prodco RSP for US cable net ABC Family. The 10x60mins show debuts next month and will follow a teenager as he learns of his parents’ imminent divorce and his father’s decision to undergo […]

Cineflix bringing supersized family to Cannes

Cineflix Rights will start selling Bringing up Bates, a new reality show about a Tennessee family with 19 kids, at MIPTV. The show, which is produced by Sister Wives producer Figure 8 Films, has performed well for US cable net Up. It has greenlit a second run, which will launch in June and Cineflix will […]

France Télévisions buys into Cineflix’s Secrets & Lies

French pubcaster France Télévisions has acquired Australian drama series Secrets & Lies from Cineflix Rights. The six-part one-hour drama will air on the France 2 channel. A psychological thriller, the series follows a family man who finds himself accused of the murder of a young boy. It was originally produced for free-to-air channel Network Ten […]

Lifetime UK calls out Property Brothers

Lifetime in the UK has acquired North American home renovation show Property Brothers from distributor Cineflix Rights. The show follows identical twin brother Drew and Jonathan Scott as they identify homes with untapped potential that are then overhauled. Cineflix Productions created the show in association with HGTV from US cable and W Network in Canada. […]