Cineflix makes deals for “Last Seen Alive,” “Wives with Knives”

UK distributor Cineflix Rights has sold more than 250 hours of content, including crime titles Last Seen Alive (pictured) and Wives with Knives.
July 11, 2014

UK distributor Cineflix Rights has sold more than 250 hours of content, including crime titles Last Seen Alive (pictured) and Wives with Knives.

The distributor sold 6 x 60-minute series Last Seen Alive to TV4 Sweden and Digicast Italia, with the Swedish net also taking the second season of Cineflix Productions’ series Murder in Paradise (6 x 60 minutes) and Indigo Films’ Wives with Knives (8 x 60 minutes). Digicast Italia also picked up seasons one and two of the latter series.

Additional crime brands sold by the distributor include Obsession: Dark Desires (10 x 60 minutes, October Films), which was acquired by A+E Networks Italy, which also bought Imposters (6 x 60 minutes, CMJ Productions) and the fifth season of Crimes That Shook Britain (6 x 60 minutes, Title Role Productions). The series Cold Blood (seasons two and seven, 26 x 60 minutes, Cineflix Productions) was sold to CBS Chellozone UK, while seasons three, six and seven (46 x 60 minutes) were bought by NT1 France.

Elsewhere, the distributor’s lifestyle slate generated a number of sales. Discovery UK and Discovery Europe picked up season three of Cineflix Productions-made Food Factory (26 x 30 minutes), while the series’ fourth season (26 x 30 minutes) was bought by Discovery Europe. AETN All Asia Television Networks acquired seasons one and two (52 x 30 minutes).

Meanwhile, seasons seven to 10 of Cineflix Productions-made real-estate series Property Virgins (78 x 30 minutes) was sold to Mediaset Spain, while Sky Italia took season four of Property Brothers (26 x 60 minutes), also from Cineflix Productions.

Finally, in the scientific arena, RTVE Spain and DR Denmark acquired Back2Back Productions’ The Man Who Doesn’t Breathe (2 x 60 minutes), and Rai Italy picked up Glacialis Productions-made 1000 Days for the Planet (10 x 60 minutes).

“We’ve closed a high volume of sales over the last couple of months, following up a very successful MIPTV,” said Chris Bonney, CEO of Cineflix Rights, in a statement. “These latest deals reflect the strength and breadth of our catalog to our buyers.”

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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.