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Cineflix Rights inks development and distribution partnership deal with Talesmith

Apr 09, 2018

Cineflix Rights, the UK’s largest independent TV content distributor, has signed a first look partnership deal with Talesmith - the UK’s fastest growing factual indie producer.

Cineflix Rights is making a significant investment into Talesmith’s development activities and will help finance their projects for greenlight in both the UK and international markets. In return, the deal gives Cineflix the exclusive worldwide distribution rights to Talesmith’s projects.

The deal also includes the option to co-produce content with Cineflix Media’s in-house production teams in North America, following the success of Rediscovering T.rex, a UK/Canada co-production for the BBC, CBC, France Télévisions, and Canal D.

Talesmith specialises in high-end natural history, science and factual multi-platform content, designed to appeal to the modern generation. Talesmith’s team has won multiple awards including Emmys, BAFTAs, RTS, and Griersons, producing for broadcasters and content platforms including the BBC, Sky, ITV, Smithsonian, Discovery, National Geographic, CBC, ABC Australia, and France Télévisions. Since its launch, Talesmith has grown turnover by 650 per cent and currently has a slate of projects in development and production for UK and international broadcasters.

Richard Life, VP Acquisitions, Cineflix Media who closed the deal with Talesmith said: “The Talesmith team are incredibly creative and full of ambitious ideas. They have a great track record of producing high quality, blue-chip specialist factual programming that is in strong demand internationally. I’m thrilled to be working with them to help get their exciting projects greenlit for UK and global networks.”

Martin Williams, CEO, Talesmith said: “Partnering with Cineflix Rights will help us ramp up development and production of more innovative content for the international market. This is a win-win opportunity and we’re excited to be working with a distributor that shares our creative ambition.”

Chris Bonney, CEO, Rights Cineflix Media added: “This deal is yet another great example of what we can offer as a distributor alongside program acquitions including development financing, presales, and co-production. Broadening and deepening our relationships with producers means we can provide them with the funding and expertise to get their shows greenlit, while at the same time adding outstanding content to the Cineflix Rights catalogue.”

Cineflix Rights has distribution partnership deals with a range of producers around the world. Recent deals include the development and production partnership with Monty Hall’s Seadog Productions, with Cineflix Rights launching its latest series –My Family and the Galapagos– at MIPTV 2018.

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For more information, contact Mark Ogle at OH Communications
mark@ohcommunications.co.uk / +44 (0) 7789 981561

About Cineflix Rights
Cineflix Rights, a division of Cineflix Media Inc., is the UK’s largest independent TV content distributor with a growing catalogue of 4,600 hours of sought-after programs from some of the world’s most creative producers. Our diversified factual and scripted shows cover a wide range of genres, including crime & investigation, documentaries & specials, history, factual entertainment, lifestyle, science & technology, wildlife & natural history, as well as formats. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in London, Cineflix Rights has sales teams in the UK and North America.

About Talesmith
Talesmith specialises in ambitious, high-end natural history, science and factual multi-platform content, designed to appeal to the modern generation across broadcast, digital, VR and giant screen. Founded by leading producer Martin Williams, best known for his pioneering 3D and natural history documentaries with Sir David Attenborough, Talesmith’s team has won multiple awards including BAFTAs, EMMYS, RTS Awards, Griersons, International 3D Society Awards, Broadcast Awards, Pandas and an AAAS Science Journalism award. With a focus on new technologies, high production values, high profile presenters and international appeal, the Talesmith team’s credits include The Real T.Rex With Chris Packham (BBC/CBC/France TV), The Life of Earth from Space (Smithsonian/ Zee), Hold the World with David Attenborough (SkyVR) Lion’s Last Roar (Theatrical), Galapagos 3D (Sky), Kingdom of Plants 3D (Sky), First Life (BBC, Discovery, ABC Australia), Big Cats: An Amazing Animal Family (Sky), Monkeys: an Amazing Animal Family (Sky), Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking (Discovery), The Queen's Garden (ITV), The Burrowers (BBC) and Inside the Living Body (National Geographic).

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