Cineflix Media names Adrienne Curran COO
Montreal-based Cineflix Media has made some promotions and added a new hire to its leadership team, with Adrienne Curran being promoted to chief operating officer.
Curran (pictured) will lead strategic planning and implementation of the company’s goals across joint ventures and producer partnerships, as well as oversee operations. She’ll be based in Dublin and report to Cineflix Media co-CEOs and co-founders Glen Salzman and Katherine Buck. Curran originally joined Cineflix International Media in 2003 as managing director and was promoted to COO of Cineflix Rights in 2011.
Joining Cineflix in the newly-created role of senior vice president of business and legal affairs is Julie Wolf, who was previously vice president, business & legal affairs for First Look Media and senior vice president, business & legal affairs at Discovery Communications. Roxana Firescu, meanwhile, has been promoted to the role of senior vice president, human resources, reporting to Cineflix Media CFO Andrew Porporino and working out of the company’s Montreal headquarters.
“We are delighted to welcome Julie, who brings her wealth of experience as one of the top lawyers in our industry to Cineflix, and to recognize Adrienne and Roxana’s contributions to our success with these promotions,” said Buck and Salzman in a release. “Strengthening our leadership team underpins our continued growth strategy as we capitalize on the opportunities offered by the global demand for high quality content.”
ITV Studios’ Armoza Formats launches No More Secrets
Armoza Formats, part of ITV Studios, is debuting a new factual entertainment series, No More Secrets, focused on emotional empowerment.
No More Secrets is an hour-long series in which viewers will follow a person going through the difficult emotional journey of revealing — and making peace with — their biggest secret. The protagonist will begin by sharing their secret anonymously in a “tell-all” booth where strangers read and react, eventually working their way up to revealing their secret to the people closest to them in the hopes of creating a new beginning.
“As the world is constantly looking for highly emotional, prime time, factual entertainment content, we are proud to bring No More Secrets, an empowering format where viewers get to join the protagonist on a very intimate journey of self-acceptance and love — something we all can relate to,” Salome Peillon, head of sales for Armoza Formats, said in a release.
Drive sells Osama bin Laden docuseries
UK distributor Drive announced the sale of the documentary series Osama bin Laden: The Inside Story, to a range of international broadcasters.
The 3 x 60-minute series from Voltage TV was originally commissioned by Channel 4 in the UK and broadcast as Osama bin Laden: The Road to 9/11. It features unique access to many people who knew bin Laden personally to look at who he was, what his influences were and what ultimately led him to become a terrorist.
Broadcasters SBS in Australia, SVT in Sweden, DR in Denmark and NRK in Norway all acquired the series, as did a major French broadcaster.
“Through extraordinary access to a wide range of voices from both the east and the west, this series paints the complete picture of the man who is widely considered the most infamous terrorist in history, and as such we expect this series to resonate with viewers right across the world,” said Ben Barrett, Drive’s managing director, in a release.