Oct 16, 2017
Cineflix Media Inc. and Montreal-based factual producer Ideacom International announced today a new partnership that brings together Ideacom’s expertise and track record in Canada-France co-productions with Cineflix’s production, financing, and distribution resources.
Cineflix and Ideacom will focus on the development and production of high quality, blue-chip documentaries, partnering with networks in France, Canada, the US, Europe, and international markets.
Led by highly respected producer Josette D. Normandeau, Ideacom’s credits include high-rating series such as: Aliens of the Deep (CBC, Canal D, and France 3), Voyage of the Continents (Discovery, Radio- Canada, and ARTE), and Apocalypse World War I (France 2, TV5 Québec Canada, National Geographic, and Discovery).
The new venture was negotiated by Andre Barro, Cineflix Media’s Executive Producer, Co-Productions, and is the company’s latest move to grow its international co-production business. Barro recently set up with leading UK indie Talesmith on Rediscovering T.rex, a ground-breaking co-production documentary for the BBC, CBC, France Télévisions, and Canal D, which is being launched by Cineflix Rights at MIPCOM 2017.
“Josette has a solid reputation for developing and greenlighting quality original programs and, along with her team, brings extensive knowledge of Canada-France co-production to the partnership,” said André Barro, Cineflix Media. “The combined forces of Ideacom and Cineflix will allow us to accelerate production of blue-chip documentaries for the global market.”
“We’ve spent the past 20 years fostering strategic ties in France, and with Cineflix’s resources and global reach we are excited to take our co-production successes to all-new heights,” said Josette D. Normandeau, President, Ideacom International.
Ideacom will be at MIPCOM presenting Apocalypse the Impossible Peace, Human +, and Miracle Landing.
“Collaborating with talented independent producers is one of the cornerstones of Cineflix’s success and part of the growth initiatives we started in 2015. Our time-tested and global infrastructure can readily support and service producers’ needs from development and financing, to sales and enhanced IP exploitation,” added Glen Salzman, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Cineflix Media.
Josette and her team at Ideacom join forces with Cineflix’s existing partners which include joint ventures with Duncan Gray’s Twenty Six 03 Entertainment and Tony Wood’s Buccaneer Media, a distribution and production deal with Monty Hall’s Seadog Productions, and a co-production partnership with André Barro.
About Cineflix Media Inc.
Cineflix Media creates, produces, and distributes popular factual and scripted content for the global market with operations in Montreal, Toronto, New York, London, and Dublin. Producing approximately 200 hours of network-defining programming per year across a wide range of genres, and with a growing catalogue of 4,500 hours, Cineflix is behind some of TV’s most highly-rated brands.
About Ideacom International
TV & Digital Media Production
Founded in 1973 by Jacques Nadeau, Ideacom International, is an audacious, independent television and digital media production company, endlessly on the lookout for innovative and thought-provoking content, and known as a Canadian leader in international high-end co-production. Since the mid-1980s, Ideacom has produced over 500 programs, including documentary films and series on major contemporary issues, and has brought to the screen compelling stories of history and science. Over the years the company has reaped some 90 national and international awards, including 30 Gémeaux from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. In 1995, Ideacom was one of the early adopters of media convergence and moved rapidly into the digital era, conceptualizing, developing, and producing its first Web/ TV series. In 2000, Josette D. Normandeau entered into partnership with Ideacom and was appointed President. Ideacom Web was created in 2010 and is now at the heart of the innovation and digital development taking place within the Ideacom Group. The company’s catalogue has been broadcast worldwide.
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Cineflix Media Inc.
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