Sep 17, 2015
Cineflix Rights, one of the UK’s largest independent TV content distributors, has acquired a line-up of new third-party content from producers in the US, UK, and Australia in the run up to MIPCOM.
Cineflix Rights has furthered its distribution relationship with the US network UP Entertainment with a deal to acquire Last Hope with Troy Dunn (10x30’, DunnDeal Studios for UP Entertainment). The series follows missing persons expert Troy Dunn as he uses technology, social media, and traditional detective work to unravel the mystery behind lost loved ones and facilitates their inspirational reunions. Cineflix Rights already distributes UP Entertainment’s super-sized family show Bringing Up Bates, which has sold around the world.
Cineflix Rights is also continuing its relationship with UK producer Finestripe Productions with the acquisition of The Day Hitler Died (1x60’). This factual special, timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the dictator’s suicide this year, uses recently rediscovered eyewitness interviews which have never been broadcast together with archive footage and reconstruction to provide the definitive account of the Hitler’s final days in his Berlin bunker. Cineflix Rights has had international success with Finestripe’s The Day Kennedy Died, selling it to more than 25 countries.
Australian producer Wildbear Entertainment is the latest producer to partner with Cineflix Rights. Moody Beasts (3x60’) combines amazing natural history and good science to explore some of the most bizarre hormone-induced animal behaviors from around the world; while Faces Only a Mother Could Love (3x60’) explores the evolutionary rational behind some of the freakiest faces and grotesque forms of creatures across the animal kingdom, including the naked mole rat, blob fish, and proboscis monkey.
The distributor has also signed a deal with Indigo Films Entertainment to acquire Secrets of America’s Favourite Places (8x60’) which explores the secrets, mysteries, and little-known stories of some of the most iconic locations in America such as Mount Rushmore and Alcatraz.
The deals to acquire Last Hope with Troy Dunn and Secrets of America’s Favourite Places were closed by Anthony Kimble, VP Co-Productions and US Acquisitions, while Director of Acquisitions Kate Laffey was responsible for the deals with Finestripe Productions and Wildbear Entertainment.
Chris Bonney, CEO Rights, Cineflix Media said: “I’m delighted to be adding Wildbear to our roster of more than 80 hugely creative producer partners and to be continuing our great relationship with UP Entertainment, Finestripe, and Indigo through these new acquisition deals. We’re looking forward to showcasing these titles to our broadcaster clients at MIPCOM and to acquiring more content at the market.”
For more information, contact Mark Ogle at OH Communications (for Cineflix Rights):
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About Cineflix Rights
Cineflix Rights, a division of Cineflix Media Inc., is a leading, independent UK distributor with a catalogue of more than 4,500 hours of high quality content over 80 renowned producers as well as in-house productions. Our diversified factual and scripted programs cover a wide range of genres including crime and investigation, history, home and design, lifestyle, science, wildlife and natural history, as well as formats. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in London, Cineflix Rights has sales teams in the UK and North America.