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UK Screenings: Cineflix shows off scripted boost

Cineflix Rights is showing off its growing scripted portfolio to 150 buyers at this evening’s London event, at Archer Street Cocktail Bar, Soho (6-9pm), an increasing priority for the distributor which has enjoyed success with the likes of Marcella and Secrets and Lies.  The distributor will be bringing the Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films and […]

Netflix’s Sky drama hire points to a major UK strategy shift

Sky drama boss Anne Mensah’s appointment at Netflix has been hailed by the British production community as a major coup that could see commissioning power shift in the UK’s favour alongside more talent deals. After being linked to the sought-after UK scripted role at Netflix since early this year, the streaming giant revealed Mensah’s appointment […]

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 […]

Marcella co-creator joins Tony Wood indie

Marcella co-creator Nicola Larder has joined the ITV show’s production company, Buccaneer Media, as executive producer of development. Larder (pictured) has also worked with Buccaneer on Sky Living unscripted series Desi Rascals, as well as for indies such as World Productions and Leopard Drama. She joins following the ratings success of Marcella, which she co-created […]

10 MIPTV takeaways: #8 a quiet drama

MIPTV’s answer to the international boom in high-end drama was the inaugural MIPDrama Screenings event at the JW Marriot Hotel on the Croisette on April 3, one day before the market proper. Organiser Reed MIDEM noted 350 buyers (later rounded up to 400) came and saw the twelve projects, which comprised Polish drama Bodo; Finland’s […]

MIPTV: Netflix buys ITV crime drama

Netflix has scooped global rights to Marcella, the upcoming ITV drama from The Bridge writer Hans Rosenfeld. The series, which was filmed in London, follows a troubled detective (Anna Friel) investigating a serial killer. It is produced by Cineflix and Tony Wood’s UK prodco Buccaneer. Cineflix’s distribution arm sells the show globally and struck the […]

Hitler, Marcella head to Cannes with Cineflix

Cineflix Rights is launching ITV serial killer drama Marcella at MIPTV and a new doc about Hitler. Marcella, which is written The Bridge scribe Hans Rosenfeldt, follows police detective Marcella Backland (Anna Friel), investigating a series of killings that bear a resemblance to a series of unsolved murders from a decade before. Cineflix Rights is selling […]

Cineflix snags buzzy British noir series

The distribution arm of Cineflix has won the rights to Marcella, the upcoming ‘British noir’ series from Buccaneer Media and written by Hans Rosenfeldt (The Bridge, pictured). Cineflix Rights will launch the series at MIPCOM next week. The series is set in London and is Rosenfeldt’s first drama for an English-speaking audience. Buccaneer was set […]

ITV discovers Tutankhamun drama

UK broadcaster ITV has ordered a four-part miniseries telling the story of the discovery of Ancient Egyptian boy-king Tutankhamun’s tomb. Tutankhamun, beginning in 1905, will follow solitary young archaeologist Howard Carter as he fervently leads an expedition into the Valley of the Kings in 1921 with the backing of aristocrat Lord Carnarvon. Guy Burt, who […]

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”. […]