Christina Wayne


ITV Studios deal with Christina Wayne’s Assembly

The US arm of ITV Studios has inked an overall deal with Assembly Entertainment, the US prodco run by former Cineflix exec Christina Wayne. Scripted prodco Assembly is currently making a pilot for premium cable net Showtime, and said it has nine one-hour dramas in development at different US cable nets. Its exclusive pod deal […]

Showtime to adapt Patti Smith memoir

US cable channel Showtime is adapting the memoir of punk poet and musician Patti Smith into a drama miniseries. Smith’s memoir, Just Kids, will be adapted, co-written and produced for TV by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter John Logan (Skyfall, Hugo), whose Desert Wolf Productions imprint will be the production company. Smith shot to fame in 1970s as […]

TBI’s 2013 in review – part three

In the third part of a review of 2013, we look at the ever changing face of the industry – is that former rival now your partner in crime in your acquisitions department? TBI runs down all the major comings and goings from the past twelve months.   SURPRISE DEPARTURES AND TOP LEVEL CHANGES David […]

Christina Wayne leaves Cineflix, sets up with Endemol

Christina Wayne has left producer and distributor Cineflix and agreed a production deal at the US division of Endemol. Endemol Studios and Wayne’s production banner Assembly Entertainment have cut a ‘pod deal’ and Wayne will develop and produce new scripted projects. She will also work on and exec produce existing projects from Endemol Studios, including […]

Pete Smith leaving Cineflix

Cineflix Media’s studios boss Pete Smith is exiting the company in the latest round of restructuring at the UK-North American producer-distributor. Smith’s departure from Cineflix Studios has been widely expected since Cineflix Media moved to scale back its scripted operations in favour of unscripted programming in the US, Canada and the UK. Former NBCUniversal International […]

Cineflix clarifies position following strategic review

Cineflix has clarified that its Buccaneer Media joint venture is not part of the review that has seen it scale back its scripted division. The company added the producer has several projects in development for broadcasters in the US and the UK with news about these likely ahead of MIPCOM. Buccaneer was not part of […]

Cineflix Productions bosses exit in restructure

Cineflix Productions’ Toronto-based CEO Simon Lloyd and executive VP Joe Houlihan are exiting the business to launch their own prodco, as Cineflix Media shakes up its operations to focus on the US and UK markets. Lloyd and Houlihan have agreed to remain with Canadian indie Cineflix until the end of the year to “facilitate the […]