Creative partners play a key role in Cineflix Media’s growth strategy as we continue to build our global network with creative indie producers. These strategic partnerships vary from joint ventures, first-look deals, and co-production agreements.
In November 2017, Cineflix Media and Pablo Salzman launched Connect3 Media Inc., a company focused on co-productions for the North American and international markets. Connect3 works with independent producers, writers, and showrunners, connecting their projects with the right platforms and broadcast partners. The company’s mission is to build a community of creative partners to develop and deliver first-class content.
In October 2017, Cineflix Media and Montreal-based factual producer Ideacom International formed a partnership to focus on the development and production of high quality, blue-chip documentaries for networks in France, Canada, the US, Europe, and the international markets. Ideacom is led by highly respected producer Josette D. Normandeau, who has a solid reputation for developing and greenlighting quality original programs and brings extensive knowledge of Canada-France co-production to the partnership. The company’s credits include documentary series Human+, a co-production with Bonne Pioche for Ici Explora, TVO, and AMI in Canada and RMC Découverte in France, and Apocalypse la paix impossible for Ici Radio-Canada.
In May 2017, Cineflix Media and Twenty Six 03 Content announced a joint venture, Twenty Six 03 Entertainment, to create and produce modern, ambitious, mainstream entertainment for the global market. Founded by leading industry executive Duncan Gray, the joint venture has multiple projects on the go with UK broadcasters and recently launched You Vs. Chris & Kem on ITV2. Duncan Gray is responsible for developing and greenlighting hit entertainment and reality formats including: The Big Breakfast (Channel 4), Survivor (CBS), Britain’s Got Talent (ITV), Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV), Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC), Got To Dance (Sky), and A League of Their Own (Sky). Gray also served as one of the Executive Producers on Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC).
In 2013, leading producer Tony Wood and Cineflix Media formed a joint venture and launched Buccaneer Media. Tony Wood has an international reputation as a creative force responsible for producing hit series including the groundbreaking reality series The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE) and one of TV’s biggest brands, Coronation Street. Season three of the highly praised drama, Marcella, that has captivated audiences around the world, will return to screens globally in 2019 on Netflix and ITV in the UK. Anna Friel garnered an International Emmy® nomination for Best Performance by an Actress for her riveting portrayal of police officer Marcella. Other Buccaneer shows include Desi Rascals, Sky Living’s first unscripted drama series, and Ride, a live-action kids series for Nickelodeon and YTV in Canada.