Apr 09, 2018
Connect3 Productions, the new content company led by Pablo Salzman and backed by Cineflix Media Inc., has announced a number of format deals.
SOS: Stories of Survival, an original French-language series created and produced by Productions Lustitia for Bell Media’s Ztélé, sees celebrities thrown into challenging outdoor expeditions based on real-life survival experiences. Now in its third season, the show airs in Quebec as Expédition Extrême. Cineflix Media’s sales and acquisitions division Cineflix Rights is representing the format at MIPTV. Sweden’s Nice Entertainment Group has already optioned the SOS: Stories of Survival format from Cineflix Rights.
Connect3 has also optioned 100 Years At The Table. The format, produced for Télé-Québec by Coco.TV, sees leading chefs explore a nation’s history through cuisine by preparing signature dishes inspired by famous characters, places, and events.
The format deals were set up through Cineflix's International Development Initiative for Quebec Content, which fosters the adaptation of French-language television series and formats created by Quebec producers for the English-speaking global market.
“We’re at MIPTV with two strong formats that tap into the global appetite for engaging and stimulating content, with a local twist,” said Pablo Salzman, President, Connect3. “These deals also underline our hands-on approach of connecting our creative partners and their projects with the right content platforms to bring their stories to an international audience.”
Launched in late 2017, Connect3 recently announced a co-production partnership with Brazil’s Boutique Filmes to develop and produce a high-end scripted series about Nazi hunters with the working title The Chase.
For more information, contact:
Mark Ogle at OH Communications (for Cineflix Rights/Connect 3):
+44 (0) 7789 981561
Cineflix Media Inc.
+1 514 576 1796
About Connect3 Productions Inc.
Connect3 Productions collaborates with independent producers, writers, and showrunners to develop and deliver first-class television content. The company focusses on co-productions for the North American and international markets, working with independent creatives to connect their projects with the right platform and broadcast partners. Led by Pablo Salzman, Connect3 is based in Montreal and backed by Cineflix Media Inc.
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 must-watch programs from first-rate producer partners. 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 drama series and formats. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in London, Cineflix Rights has sales teams in the UK and North America.
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 4,600 hours, Cineflix is behind some of TV’s most highly-rated brands.