Cineflix Productions

Peter Emerson takes stake in Cineflix

Former Entertainment One Television sales chief Peter Emerson has taken a stake in Cineflix Media, and will become president of the Canadian producer and distributor, TBI can reveal. The news comes as Cineflix secures new bank finance, giving it a war chest for acquisitions, production and programming partnerships. The former eOne exec takes a minority […]

Discovery joins Detectives Club in UK, Europe

Discovery Networks in the UK and Europe have bought The Detectives Club: New Orleans. The show follows a group of homicide detectives recounting high-profile and motive murder cases in the colourful southern US city. The 6x60mins show is from Cineflix Productions, whose sister firm, Cineflix Rights, shops it internationally. Chris Bonney, CEO of rights at […]

Cineflix’s Angry Planet storms into MIPTV

Cineflix Rights will launch a new season of storm-chaser series Angry Planet at MIPTV next week. The ten-part factual series follows storm hunter George Kourounis as he travels the globe to experience the most extreme forces of nature. The show is produced by Cineflix Productions for US cable net Pivot, and the new, fourth, run […]

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’s Levenson joins Andreae’s Fox team

Cineflix Productions’ executive VP for development Lisa Levenson is one of two hires for Simon Andreae’s alternative programming team at Fox in the US. Levenson comes the latest executive to exit Cineflix in the past year and will be joined by Asylum Entertainment executive Alex Piper and Amy Cohen, who has been promoted, in a […]

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 […]

UK broadcasters seek Help!, Trauma Doctors

UK pubcaster the BBC and commercial net Channel 5 have both ordered new shows from Cineflix Productions. BBC One has commissioned 1x60mins factual feature Help! My House is a Zoo (WT), while Channel 5 has placed an order for a second season of Trauma Doctors, which will have an extended 6x60mins run. Help! My House […]

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 […]

MIPTV News: Crime pays for Cineflix Rights

UK-based distributor Cineflix Rights has sold titles from its crime programming catalogue to international broadcasters. Among the deals, Wives with Knives, a 6x60mins series from Indigo Films that tells stories of women who have committed violent crimes against their husbands or lovers has gone to Foxtel in Australia, Discovery in Latin America and Poland. Discovery’s […]