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 Productions 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. Connect3 has a strong development slate which includes scripted and factual projects.
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 high-rating series such as: Aliens of the Deep (CBC, Canal D, and France 3), Voyage of the Continents (Discovery, Radio- Canada, and ARTE), and Apocalypse World War I (France 2, TV5 Québec Canada, National Geographic, and Discovery).
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. Buccaneer’s Nordic noir style crime drama Marcella premiered on ITV and was one of the highest-rated scripted shows in the UK in 2016. Anna Friel garnered an International Emmy® nomination for Best Performance by an Actress for her riveting portrayal of police officer Marcella. Now in its second season, the hit series is available globally on Netflix (outside the UK). Other Buccaneer shows include Desi Rascals (20x60'), Sky Living’s first unscripted drama series and Ride (20x30’) a live-action kids series for Nickelodeon and YTV in Canada. Robot Overlords, a TV series based on the UK sci-adventure movie, is currently in development.
In May 2017, Cineflix Media and Duncan Gray’s Twenty Six 03 Content announced a joint venture, Twenty Six 03 Entertainment, to create high-value returnable formats and series for the global market. Alongside its successful music and comedy format – Bring The Noise – which aired on ITV in the UK and Italia Uno in Italy, the joint venture has multiple projects set up with UK broadcasters and is developing shows for US networks. Veteran producer, 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 Executive Producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) between 2003-2006.