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Cineflix Rights signs international distribution deal with Pivot Television Network

Sep 03, 2015

Cineflix Rights, one of the UK’s leading independent television distributors, has signed an international distribution deal with Participant Media’s television network, Pivot, to acquire international rights to its existing catalogue of more than 40 hours of entertaining content.

Among the existing titles in the deal are: Emmy® Award-winning Hit Record on TV with Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Seasons 1 and 2, 16x30’, Brian Graden Media and hitRECord), a new kind of variety show where host, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, directs a global online community of artists to create a uniquely entertaining series. Each installment of the critically acclaimed show focuses on a different theme and features short films, live performances, music, animation, conversation, and more.

Secret Lives of Americans (10x30’, All3Media America and MME/Filmpool USA) takes an unflinching and intimate look at people’s lives as they divulge their most powerful secrets to people closest to them in their lives. Completely self-shot using cameras, cell phones, and laptops by its subjects, this series gives viewers a firsthand opportunity to see and hear the inner turmoil caused by holding on to deep secrets. The intimacy of the format provides an unfiltered look at the aftermath of exposing these powerful truths to friends, family, significant others, co-workers, teachers and mentors. Each of the ten featured individuals overcome a unique personal obstacle in revealing their secret, with their on-camera confessions being a first step in helping them each move forward.

Human Resources (Seasons 1 and 2, 20x30’, Left/Right) follows TerraCycle, an innovative company whose mission is to ‘eliminate the idea of waste’. The comedy docu-series showcases the company’s groundbreaking work to come up with bigger and better ways of transforming ‘waste’, and the unique, funny, and often awkward social dynamics around the office.

Other titles include docu-series Freestyle Love Supreme (10x30’, Ars Nova) the improvisational musical comedy show from Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail, the creative team behind the critically acclaimed musicals “In the Heights” and “Hamilton”; Welcome to Fairfax (10x30’, Matador Content), Jersey Strong (10x30’, Brick City TV), and docu-talk show Raising McCain (10x30’, Go Go Luckey Entertainment).

Chris Bonney, CEO Rights, Cineflix Media said: “Pivot has established a strong identity and we’re thrilled to be distributing their slate of entertaining and informative programming to an international audience. We’re looking forward to building on the synergies between Cineflix, Pivot, and Participant Media through this deal.”

Kent Rees, General Manager, Pivot said: “Pivot has been successful in telling entertaining and compelling stories across a wide range of genres that really transcends borders. We’re pleased to join with Cineflix and offer our programming to international audiences.”

The international distribution deal with Pivot was brokered by Anthony Kimble, VP Co-Productions and North American Acquisitions for Cineflix Rights, and Jerry Blake for Pivot.

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For more information, contact Mark Ogle at OH Communications (for Cineflix Rights):
mark@ohcommunications.co.uk; t: +44 (0) 7789 981 561

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 from 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.

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