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Cineflix inks first-look deal with new Adrienne Mitchell firm following Back Alley acquisition

Cineflix Media has signed a first-look deal with showrunner, director and producer Adrienne Mitchell and her new Canadian prodco BentFrame Film & TV. The partnership gives Cineflix Media the first option to co-produce original content developed by Mitchell, while providing Toronto-based BentFrame with access to development support from Cineflix Studios. In addition, Cineflix Rights will retain exclusive […]

Cineflix buys ‘Coroner’ prodco Back Alley Films, as founders exit

Cineflix Media has acquired Canadian prodco Back Alley Films and its content library, which includes its stake in shows such as CBC crime series Coroner. Co-founders Adrienne Mitchell and Janis Lundman are to depart to “explore new opportunities”, having founded the Toronto- and Montreal-based company in 1989. Financial details of the deal have not been […]

Cineflix & true crime producer Jacqueline Bynon launch factual outfit

Cineflix Media has partnered with true crime executive producer Jacqueline Bynon on her new production company, More to the Story Media. The prodco, which is based in Toronto, will develop and produce investigative true crime series, documentaries, movies and podcasts for global audiences. Several projects are in development, but details are under wraps. The deal […]

Cineflix COO Akman & ‘Coroner’ creator Brebner launch Husk Media

Cineflix Media’s COO Andrew Akman is stepping down from his role to launch a new Canadian production firm backed by the company, with Coroner creator Morwyn Brebner also onboard. Husk Media, which is based out of Toronto, will develop and produce programming for broadcasters and streamers worldwide, with Brebner leading creative efforts and Akman heading […]

Cineflix joins Charles Tremayne on launch of real life-focused First Story Productions

Marcella and Tehran firm Cineflix Media has linked up with veteran TV executive Charles Tremayne on the launch of his nascent outfit First Story Productions. The prodco has been founded by Tremayne – previously president of Cineflix Productions – and will create factual and scripted content based on true stories, along with TV movies for […]

Cineflix Media taps Banijay’s Tim Mutimer as CEO of rights, replacing Chris Bonney

Marcella and Tehran firm Cineflix Media has appointed former Banijay Rights CEO Tim Mutimer to head up the company’s global distribution business, ahead of the retirement of Chris Bonney. Mutimer will become CEO of Cineflix Rights later this year following the exit of Bonney, who in November revealed he would be stepping down from the UK-based sales […]

Cineflix Media’s Julien Leroux launches UK-based Paper Entertainment

Former Cineflix Media exec Julien Leroux has formally launched London-based producer Paper Entertainment. The firm is focusing on developing, financing and producing TV content in partnership with talent and producers around the world and is onboard as a co-producer on the recently announced second season of AppleTV+’s drama Tehran. Leroux, who was an executive producer on the […]

Cineflix Rights CEO Chris Bonney to retire in 2021

Cineflix Rights CEO and industry veteran Chris Bonney is to step down from the company next year, after eight years in the role. Bonney, who joined Cineflix Media’s sales and acquisitions arm in 2012 to replace former boss Paul Heaney, is to retire mid-2021 following an extended period of transition when the company will appoint a […]

Canada’s ‘Coroner’ picked up by UK’s Channel 4, greenlit for third season

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has picked up the first two seasons of the CBC original series Coroner for its FTA channel More4, while Canada’s CBC has greenlit a 10-episode third season of the drama. Originally commissioned for Canadian broadcaster CBC, the 16 x 60-minute series was produced by Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films and Cineflix […]

Cineflix hires J.C. Mills to head production, Charles Tremayne to launch prodco

Cineflix Media has appointed J.C. Mills to oversee its production division, with incumbent Charles Tremayne stepping down to launch his own production outfit. Mills has been named president and commercial director of Cineflix Productions, with a remit to expand its content strategies, building on the company’s creative roster and strengthening its relationships with networks and […]

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