May 23, 2013
Cineflix Rights, one of the UK’s leading independent television content distributors, has signed its first major scripted acquisitions deal for Australian series Secrets & Lies. The deal reflects the Company’s move into acquiring scripted content to distribute alongside the drama series produced by Cineflix Studios and by Cineflix Studios joint venture Buccaneer Media.
The 6 x 1 hour series is produced by BAFTA and Emmy® Award-winning production house, Hoodlum and was commissioned by Network Ten Australia. It stars a talented cast line-up including Martin Henderson, Anthony Hayes, Diana Glenn and Adrienne Pickering. A gripping murder drama, Secrets & Lies is an engaging whodunit mystery which examines the effects of murder on those touched by the events, and lifts the lid on dark secrets hidden beneath the surface of ‘ordinary’ suburban life.
The deal, brokered by Cineflix Rights SVP of Acquisitions Noel Hedges, sees Cineflix Rights provide co-financing for the series alongside Network Ten, Screen Queensland and Screen Australia. Cineflix Rights will launch Secrets & Lies at MIPCOM 2013.
Noel Hedges, SVP of Acquisitions, Cineflix Rights said: “Cineflix Rights’ third party factual slate has grown steadily over the past few years and now represents around 50 per cent of our catalogue. The next stage for us is to build on this growth through acquisitions of scripted series to distribute alongside programming from Cineflix Studios and Buccaneer Media.”
Tracey Robertson, CEO, Hoodlum said: “Cineflix Rights has consistently been endorsed by their clients and peers for providing a fantastic service and high returns to their producer partners. Their experience and distribution networks, as well as their ability to bring financing to this project, made them the ideal partner for Hoodlum. We’re looking forward to the success of Secrets & Lies. “
About Cineflix Rights
Cineflix Rights, a division of Cineflix Media Inc., is a leading, independent UK television content distributor with a catalogue of more than 3200 hours of established, returning series and fresh content that is successfully building broadcasters’ schedules worldwide. The Company’s roster of factual and scripted in-house and third-party programmes from 50 producer partners covers a wide breadth 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.
Hoodlum (www.hoodlum.com.au) is an Emmy® and BAFTA Award-winning multiplatform production company that specialises in producing high quality entertainment content engaging fans in television, film, online, mobile and emerging media platforms for worldwide distribution. Based in Brisbane, Australia, Hoodlum creates and delivers entertainment content for media companies and brands and is actively developing and producing original projects for local and international audiences. Hoodlum also has offices in London and Los Angeles.
For more information, contact Mark Ogle at OH Communications (for Cineflix Rights):
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