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Cineflix Rights secures former Shine International exec

Veteran U.K. acquisitions executive Noel Hedges joins the distributor as part of a push to expand its third-party catalog of factual, scripted and formatted content.
July 26, 2012

Cineflix Rights has appointed veteran U.K. acquisitions executive Noel Hedges to propel the UK-based distributor’s third-party acquisitions business.

Most recently senior vice president of acquisitions at Shine International, Hedges will hold the same title at Cineflix Rights.

Hedges, who also worked as senior vice president of sales and acquisitions for the Americas at ITV StudiosĀ – Global Entertainment, will join Cineflix Rights in September and report to Chris Bonney, CEO of rights, Cineflix Media.

He will be tasked with expanding the company’s catalog of factual, scripted and formatted content.

“I’m tremendously excited to be joining Cineflix Rights, a company which has a great reputation with both broadcaster and producer clients,” Hedges said in a statement. “I’m really looking forward to being involved in the next stage of Cineflix’s evolution, and particularly developing its scripted catalog.”

Hedges’ arrivalĀ at Cineflix Rights follows the exit in April 2012 of Paul Heaney as president and managing director of the operation.

(From Playback Daily)

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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