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Cineflix poaches Leopard development exec

Canada-based Cineflix Media has hired Leopard USA senior VP Dave Hamilton to become its EVP, development. Hamilton (pictured) will join the American Pickers distributor in September with a remit to develop unscripted content across all platforms for the US, Canada and global markets. He will in part replace LA-based Brandon Killion, who has departed after […]

BBC America ties with Deutschland ’83 scribe

US cable channel BBC America now counts a new project from Deutschland ’83 co-creator Anna Winger on its development. The untitled scripted project is billed as a dark comic family adventure-drama and a “a celebration of the city of Berlin today”. Winger wrote and created RTL and Sundance Channel critical hit Deutschland ’83 (pictured) with […]

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 […]

ITV sets dramas with Nye, Bridge writer

UK broadcaster ITV has commissioned a crime series from the screenwriter behind The Bridge, a drama from Men Behaving Badly writer Simon Nye, a prequel to Prime Suspect. Hans Rosenfeldt script for Marcella has given the greenlight, with Cineflix Media-backed Buccaneer Media attached. It is being billed as “Scandinavian noir on the streets of Britain”. […]

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 […]

Jodi Flynn prodco hires development chief

Former Cineflix Media executive Jodi Flynn has hired a VP of development at her Leftfield Entertainment-backed prodco, Outpost Entertainment. The addition of Rebecca Halpern to Outpost’s ranks marks the first major creative hire the production company has made since Flynn and Leftfield launched it in November 2013. Halpern currently has a pilot in the works […]

BBC buys into UK indie

BBC Worldwide has bought a 25% stake in Curve Media, the UK indie set up last year by former Cineflix execs Camilla Lewis and Rob Carey. Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster, provided start-up funding to Curve and has a first-look deal with the fledgling indie, an agreement that gave it first refusal […]

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. […]

Cineflix flips Blackstone drama

Cineflix Rights has scored a distribution deal for Canadian drama Blackstone. The deal with rights holder PPI Releasing hands Cineflix sales rights to the 32x60mins show, which LA-based Prairie Dog Film + Television produces for APTN. The show follows a First Nation reserve community plagued by corruption, violence and injustice. SBS in Australia and Hulu […]

Cineflix forms partnership with Strong Island

Cineflix Media has cut a deal with Strong Island Films and will get an option to coproduce all of the US prodco’s projects, and a first-look on international distribution for North American content from the company. Strong Island was set up by veteran producer Rob Dorfmann (pictured) and documentary filmmaker Cindy DePasquale at the start […]