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BentFrame & Cineflix go ‘Looking For Jane’ in novel adaptation

Canada’s BentFrame Film & TV and Cineflix Studios have partnered to adapt author Heather Marshall’s novel Looking For Jane for the screen. Celeste Parr (Ethel, This Life) is attached as creator and showrunner on the series, which tells the stories of three women whose lives are bound together by a long-lost letter and a secret […]

Appointments round-up: Fremantle ups Di Mondo; A+E promotes Jurado; Cineflix hires Sonia Hosko

Fremantle International has promoted Michela Di Mondo to EVP of distribution and sales for Canada. In her new role, Di Mondo, who already serves as head of Fremantle’s Canadian office, will continue to focus on local adaptations of global formats, finished tape sales, brand integrations of co-productions in both English and French Canada. Fremantle describes […]

Syfy hangs up ‘Wynonna Earp’s’ guns

US-based NBCUniversal-owned cable channel Syfy has cancelled supernatural western Wynonna Earp, with the show to end following the upcoming second half of its fourth season. The show, which is co-produced by IDW Entertainment, Cineflix Studios and SEVEN24 Films, airs on Syfy in the US and CTV Sci-Fi in Canada. The concluding six episodes of season […]

NBCU acquires Cineflix procedural Coroner

NBCUniversal International Networks has acquired female-driven procedural Coroner from Canada’s CBC. Inspired by M.R. Hall novels, the title follows Jenny Cooper (Serinda Swan), a newly appointed coroner investigating suspicious deaths in Toronto. A CBC original series, Coroner is produced by Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films and Cineflix Studios. The premiere of the 8×60-minute series will take place […]

Cineflix’s Dave Clarke joins Shine’s formats team

Cineflix’s format acquisitions chief Dave Clarke has joined rival UK producer-distributor Shine Group in a similar but newly create role. Clarke has become head of global format acquisitions. The role will see him scout and acquire global non-scripted formats and subsequently manage these for Shine and other rights holders. He joins this week. He was […]

Pete Smith, Red Planet produce Motown drama

Former Cineflix Studios and NBCUniversal International boss Pete Smith is hooking up with writer Tony Jordan to create a 10-part musical series about the Motown movement. Smith (left), who earlier this month was announced as managing director of Greek broadcasting group Antenna, is working with Jordan, film producer Duncan Kenworthy (Notting Hill, Love Actually) and […]

Pete Smith lands job at Greece’s Antenna

Pete Smith, the former NBC Universal and Cineflix Studios boss, has been recruited as managing director of Greek broadcast group Antenna. The Greek TV company said it had brought in Smith as part of a wider plan to extend its international presence. Antenna CEO Theodore Kyriakou said that Smith will play a key role in […]

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, Tony Wood launch Buccaneer Media

Cineflix Studios has hooked up with former Lime Pictures creative Tony Wood to create a new production company that already has an Eddie Izzard project in the works. Buccaneer Media will be based in the UK and work with the scripted arm of Canada’s Cineflix Media on developing and producing a range of programmes for […]