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2011 news and press releases:
December 09, 2011
Cineflix is honoured to receive funding from the Quebecor Fund for its upcoming Instant Cash Canada project. The Quebecor funding, along with the technical support of ODD1 and Turbulent, allows Cineflix to develop and launch an interactive Instant Cash game that complements the TV quiz show experience and is available on multiple platforms. The game engages audiences through mobile apps and social media with the support of promotional tools and viral marketing.
Over-Protective Parents Watch Out! New Cineflix Reality Series Bubble Wrap Kids Premieres January 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Slice
December 02, 2011
Many parents are over-protective, but some take worrying to shocking extremes. Enter Cineflix’s Bubble Wrap Kids, a new series hosted by Lenore Skenazy, a parenting expert, columnist, and Free-Range Kids founder. Premiering on Tuesday, January 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Slice, the series follows Lenore as she goes head-to-head with helicopter parents addressing the over-the-top rules that are stifling their kids’ childhood experiences. From parents who won’t let their kids use forks and knives, ride bikes, or even leave the backyard, to parents who monitor their kids with walkie-talkies and video cameras, Lenore tackles it all.
November 02, 2011
Cineflix Studios, the scripted division of leading international producer and distributor Cineflix Media, has named Miura Kite Executive Vice President, Cineflix Studios. Kite is responsible for overseeing development in the U.S. and the scripted side of Cineflix’s Los Angeles office. Kite will report to Christina Wayne, President, Cineflix Studios, and joins on November 7, 2011 from The Playtone Company where she was Head of Development.
October 26, 2011
Leading international producer and distributor Cineflix Media has appointed Chris Bonney as CEO Rights, Cineflix Media. Bonney will be responsible for developing the company’s overall long-term strategy to maximise the exploitation of its growing intellectual property on all platforms worldwide. Reporting to CEO Glen Salzman, Bonney joins Cineflix Media in February 2012, leaving his current position as Senior Vice President, Sales & Acquisitions, at Warner Bros. International Television Production.
Top Reality Showrunner Lisa Levenson Joins Cineflix as EVP, Programming, Launching its Los Angeles Office
October 14, 2011
Leading international indie producer and distributor Cineflix Media, has expanded its US presence further and named veteran reality producer Lisa Levenson to the position of Executive Vice President, Programming. Levenson will oversee the Los Angeles office and is charged with generating business for new and returning reality series. Levenson, whose executive producer credits include The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, will report to Simon Lloyd, CEO of Cineflix Productions for Cineflix Media.
October 04, 2011
Cineflix Studios today announces pan-Scandinavian deals for Copper, its gripping new crime drama. Produced in partnership with BBC America, the 10-hour series has been sold to the public broadcasters SVT Sweden, NRK Norway, YLE Finland, and RUV Iceland.
October 03, 2011
Cineflix Studios today announces it has signed a distribution deal with Germany’s Beta Film for Copper, its gripping new 10-hour crime drama series, co-commissioned with BBC America. The deal sees the distributor taking the rights for territories including Germany, France, Southern and Eastern Europe and Asia.
September 21, 2011
Cineflix Rights has closed an unprecedented number of sales to broadcasters across the Nordic region in the run up to MIPCOM. The distributor has signed volume deals for 39 shows with TV4 and Kanal 5 Sweden, TV Norge and TLC Norway, Nelonen Finland, Viasat Denmark, and the BBC and TLC for pan-Scandinavian broadcast. In total, nearly 450 hours of product have now been sold to the region’s top broadcasters over the past year.
September 08, 2011
Cineflix Media, the international distribution and production company, has signalled its commitment to growing its intellectual property strategy and revenue with the creation of Cineflix Rights (formerly Cineflix International). The move comes as the company prepares for MIPCOM with an enhanced presence and a significant number of programme acquisition and sales deals signed in advance of the market.
September 01, 2011
The second night of The 26th Annual Gemini Awards saw Cineflix winning another award for its reality series Conviction Kitchen. The series was honoured with the award for Best Direction in a Reality Program or Series for Dwayne Beaver and Karen Duthie.
August 31, 2011
Cineflix wins big at The 26th Annual Gemini Awards, bringing home two awards for its documentary series Nazi Hunters. The series was honoured with awards for Best History Documentary Program and Best Direction in a Documentary Series for P.J. Naworynski.
Cash-Strapped Home Buyers Bank on Family For New Home Investments on W Network Series My House, Your Money
August 24, 2011
The kids want a house. Their family members have the cash. But they can’t agree on the perfect home. Corus Entertainment’s new W Network series My House, Your Money reveals what really goes on behind closed doors as prospective home buyers turn to their extended family members for financial help in order to acquire their dream home. Cameras catch all the drama and high-stakes pressure of the classic generational tug-of-war as families fight for their property pick and struggle to come to a compromise. My House, Your Money premieres on Tuesday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT.
August 17, 2011
Cineflix’s Cash & Cari prepares for another treasure hunt as the hit series returns for season 2 on Tuesday, September 6 at 9:30 p.m. ET on W Network. In each half-hour episode, Cari and her wacky team continue their search for anything and everything collectable, rare antiques and vintage items. This season even more hidden gems are uncovered among household clutter as Cari and her team repurpose and sell forgotten treasures.
August 15, 2011
Cineflix delves into the world of demonic possession with the development of a new series on teenage exorcists. The series follows five teenage girls as they train to become Christian exorcists, learning the holy art of casting out demons under the tutelage of the Reverend Bob Larson of Spiritual Freedom Churches. The Reverend Bob’s daughter Brynne, along with her friends Savannah, Tess, Christina, and Melanie, attend the Reverend’s school for exorcists, and are shaking up the trade with their new brand of exorcism.
May the Best Dinner Party Win! Season 2 of Dinner Party Wars premieres August 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Food Network Canada
August 08, 2011
The battle continues with Season 2 of Cineflix’s Dinner Party Wars premiering on Wednesday, August 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Food Network Canada. Hosted by Chef Corbin Tomaszeski and Etiquette Expert Anthea Turner, Season 2 serves up 26 brand new deliciously hilarious hours. In this game of culinary one-upmanship, courageous couples battle it out in a no holds barred dinner party competition for bragging rights to be named Dinner Party War Champions. Spying on all the action from a secret location, Chef Corbin and Anthea judge food, presentation, and etiquette.
August 03, 2011
Nominations for the 26th Annual Gemini Awards were announced today, honouring Cineflix with six nominations for its productions. With nods in program and craft categories, Cineflix garnered two nominations each for Conviction Kitchen, Nazi Hunters, and William Shatner’s Weird or What? The 26th Annual Gemini Awards are presented on Aug. 30, Aug. 31, and Sept. 7.
July 28, 2011
In its most significant original programming commitment to date, BBC America has announced its first original scripted drama series, Copper. The 10 episode series, which centers on a young Irish cop operating in the immigrant communities of 19th century New York, is co-created by Tom Fontana (OZ, Homicide: Life on the Street, St. Elsewhere) and Will Rokos (Monster’s Ball, Southland). The executive producers include Fontana, Rokos, Barry Levinson (Good Morning, Vietnam, Rain Man, You Don't Know Jack) and Christina Wayne (Broken Trail and executive in charge of Mad Men at AMC) of Cineflix Studios.
July 19, 2011
Cineflix International has sold a package of factual content totalling some 69 hours to Mediaset, Italy’s largest commercial broadcaster, which will air the programming on factual slots on Italia 1 and the newly launched Mediaset Italia 2, beginning this month, it was announced today by Paul Heaney, President and Managing Director of Cineflix International.
Season 2 of Cineflix’s Hit Series Cash & Cari Premieres on July 17 on HGTV U.S. and September 6 on W Network in Canada
July 12, 2011
Cineflix’s Cash & Cari returns for Season 2 as W Network in Canada, and HGTV in the U.S., have both ordered a second season of the hit series. Season 2 of Cash & Cari premieres on HGTV on Sunday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m. ET and premieres on Tuesday, September 6 at 9:30 p.m. ET on W Network. The series continues its no-holds-barred half-hour format that follows treasure broker extraordinaire Cari Cucksey and her team as she searches for hidden treasures among everyday clutter, and repurposes quirky finds in the process. The show that has everyone sifting through their dusty relics for sale-worthy gems is a Cineflix production in association with W Network and HGTV U.S.
July 07, 2011
It’s all in a days work for the people of Las Vegas’ Binion’s Gambling Hall & Hotel in the new Cineflix series Casino Confidential. Greenlit by TVtropolis, the series goes behind the scenes of the legendary casino, following the Binion’s team as they navigate the high-octane world of Las Vegas. Giving customers the times of their lives while making sure no one gets out of hand, the staff at Binion’s keep the casino under control in a city that that thrives on tourism, money, and partying.
Cineflix Further Expands Scripted Division with the Appointment of Sally Catto to Executive Vice President, Cineflix Studios
June 28, 2011
Cineflix Studios, the scripted division of international production and distribution company Cineflix Media, has named senior broadcast executive Sally Catto to the position of Executive Vice President, Cineflix Studios. Catto is charged with building the scripted division in Canada and developing and overseeing Canadian programming, both drama and comedy. Projects overseen by Catto will appeal to Canadian and international broadcasters alike. Catto will report to Glen Salzman, CEO, Cineflix Media and Christina Wayne, President, Cineflix Studios. Based in Vancouver, Catto joins Cineflix Studios this September.
June 17, 2011
Cineflix International reports record sales into Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), with more than 475 hours of factual, factual entertainment and formats sold in the first six months of 2011 alone.
June 14, 2011
Cineflix delivers a wedding battle royale with In-Law Wedding Wars, premiering on Slice on Tuesday, June 21 at 9 p.m. ET. A twist on the traditional wedding series, couples struggling to get to the altar give up full control over the biggest day of their lives to one of their moms in order to get the help of a wedding expert. Hosted by wedding planner extraordinaire Gina Sole, In-Law Wedding Wars delivers hysterical family feuds and downright drama as the two moms are pitted against one another in a fight for wedding supremacy.
Cineflix Continues to Expand its Scripted Division with the Appointment of Vlad Wolynetz to President of Production, Cineflix Studios
June 13, 2011
Cineflix Studios, the scripted division of international production and distribution company Cineflix, has named veteran production exec Vlad Wolynetz to the position of President of Production. In his new role at Cineflix Studios, Wolynetz will be instrumental in the production of all scripted projects for broadcasters worldwide. Wolynetz reports to Glen Salzman, CEO, Cineflix Media and joins Cineflix Studios in July, from BBC Worldwide Productions.
June 09, 2011
Cineflix International has clocked up an impressive slate of deals after acquiring the international distribution rights to two fast-turnaround documentaries, Tsunami Search and Rescue and Nuclear Meltdown, from ITN Productions, the division of ITN that makes factual, entertainment, news and corporate content.
June 01, 2011
Cineflix today signalled a significant expansion of its UK operations with the announcement that it has appointed Camilla Lewis as Managing Director of Cineflix Productions UK.
May 06, 2011
Cineflix Productions (UK) Limited has won one of Sky Atlantic’s first non-scripted prime time commissions, for a new series following two designers who scour the UK for amazing objects to place into some of the country’s most exclusive contemporary spaces.
April 04, 2011
Cineflix International reports sales of its top-performing cooking and restaurant shows into all the major TV territories of the world, it was announced today by company President, Paul Heaney.
April 01, 2011
Cineflix International has acquired the international distribution rights to two fast-turnaround documentaries, Tsunami Search and Rescue and Nuclear Meltdown, from ITN Productions, the division of ITN that makes factual, entertainment, news and corporate content.
Picking Canada’s History One Item at a Time: Cineflix’s Canadian Pickers Premieres on History Television with Simultaneous Launch of CanadianPickers.com, April 12
March 30, 2011
The highly anticipated series Canadian Pickers, inspired by Cineflix’s smash hit American Pickers, premieres on History Television on Tuesday, April 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Cineflix and History Television announced today. The series follows antiquing compatriots Sheldon Smithens and Scott Cozens, as they uncover bits of Canadian history, one dusty relic at a time. The series premiere is accompanied by the simultaneous launch of CanadianPickers.com, a comprehensive antiques & collectibles website, offering picker aficionados and rookies an online community to share their picking stories, learn more about the art of picking, and buy or sell a piece of Canadian history.
March 16, 2011
Cineflix’s dynamic new crime series Dual Suspects, airs Saturday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Global. Each episode of the original one-hour investigative crime series begins with one murder victim, two prime suspects, and the detectives who are trying to solve the case. Reinventing the murder mystery documentary, Dual Suspects is packed with suspenseful twists and turns that will have viewers hooked on guessing which of the two suspects is guilty of murder. Featuring news footage and interviews, gripping reenactments, and fast-paced imagery, Dual Suspects combines the thrill of a mystery with the visceral experience of true crime drama.
March 15, 2011
Cineflix International reports strong sales of two of its most popular docu-soap series — Air Ways and Campus PD — across Europe, North America, Australia and the Middle East.
February 07, 2011
Cineflix International Distribution returned from NATPE 2011 with an impressive line-up of deals and a roster of new clients from across the Spanish-speaking world. All the Latam deals were brokered by Cineflix International’s recently appointed Vice-President of Latin America and Iberia Sales, Sabrina Ayala.
January 23, 2011
What would you do if you came back from your lunch-break $15,000 richer? Pay-off your holiday bills? Book your spring break vacation? Get hitched ? Some lucky Canadians recently had to answer that question after they found themselves as contestants on Instant Cash, a new Canadian-made television game show, premiering January 31 on TVtropolis.