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Cineflix picks up Pivot’s “HitRECord,” “Secret Lives”

Participant Media-owned channel Pivot has signed a distribution deal with Cineflix Rights that will allow the UK-based distributor to circulate its existing catalog internationally. (Pictured: Joseph Gordon-Levitt's HitRECord on TV!)
September 3, 2015

Participant Media-owned channel Pivot has signed a distribution deal with Cineflix Rights that will allow the UK-based distributor to circulate its existing catalog internationally.

The agreement will see Cineflix acquiring more than 40 hours of content from the channel.

Titles include seasons one and two of the Brian Graden Media- and hitRECord-produced series HitRECord on TV! (16 x 30 minutes), a variety show featuring the work of Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s (pictured) open-source online community; All3Media America and MME/Filmpool USA’s Secret Lives of Americans (10 x 30 minutes), a self-shot series following individuals as they reveal their biggest secrets to the people in their lives; and seasons one and two of Left/Right’s Human Resources (20 x 30 minutes), spotlighting the quirky employees of New Jersey-based recycling company TerraCycle.

Other titles acquired by the distributor include improvisational music and comedy docuseries Freestyle Love Supreme (10 x 30 minutes) from Ars Nova; Welcome to Fairfax (10 x 30-minutes) from Matador Content; Jersey Strong (10 x 30 minutes) from Brick City TV; and docu-talk show Raising McCain (10 x 30 minutes) from Go Go Luckey Entertainment.

Anthony Kimble, VP of coproductions and North American acquisitions for Cineflix Rights, and Jerry Blake, senior VP of business and legal affairs for Pivot, brokered the international distribution deal.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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