Cineflix Media Appoints James Durie as Head of Scripted, Cineflix Rights

March 02, 2020

Cineflix Media has appointed James Durie to the newly created role of Head of Scripted, Cineflix Rights, as the company increases investment across its drama production and distribution business.

Durie will be responsible for leading the distributor’s global strategy for sales, pre-sales, acquisitions, and co-productions of scripted content. Based in London, he will report to Peter Emerson, President, Cineflix Media.

Durie joins Cineflix from Miramax, where he was Vice President, Sales EMEA across the company’s TV, feature film, and library businesses.

“We’re ramping up our scripted production and distribution activities, acquiring some of the most exciting new series coming to market,” said Peter Emerson, President, Cineflix Media. “James’ track record and global relationships, as well as our increased investment in scripted will enhance our competitive edge as an indie with quality dramas for platforms and broadcasters worldwide.”

“I am thrilled to be joining the Cineflix Rights team at a time when there is so much momentum for the Cineflix group. By helping drive sales of the company’s scripted slate and building partnerships with the many talented producers out there, we’re well positioned to continue growing our content pipeline with exceptional series for the global market,” added James Durie.

Cineflix Media and the company’s distribution arm, Cineflix Rights, have experienced rapid growth over the past two years in their scripted activities with eight series currently in production including Coroner (16×60’, Cineflix Studios/Muse Entertainment/Back Alley Films for CBC and NBCU International Networks) now in its second season, narco-drama Pure (12×60’, Cineflix Studios/Two East Productions for WGNA, Hulu, Super Channel, and CBC) also in its second season, and cult hit Wynonna Earp (49×60’, Cineflix Studios/IDW Entertainment/SEVEN24 Films for SYFY and Bell Media)now in production on season 4.

Cineflix Rights is also anticipating delivery of several new series from their associated partner production companies Buccaneer Media and Connect3 Media in addition to the first season of international spy thriller Mirage (6×60’, Connect3 for France Télévisions, ZDF, Super Channel, and Bell Media) and season 3 of the International Emmy® Award-winning crime thriller Marcella (24×60’, Buccaneer for ITV and Netflix). Alongside these titles, Cineflix Rights has been aggressively expanding its co-production and acquisitions scripted activity with the recent addition of Happily Married/C’est comme ça que je t’aime (10×45’) from Productions Casablanca, which has received a prestigious Official Selection at Berlinale Series 2020; political drama The Minister (8×60’)from Sagafilm, which has been officially selected for Series Mania 2020; and the timely and gripping new Israeli series Tehran (8×60’) from Donna Productions and Shula Spiegel Productions in association with Paper Plane Productions. 


About Cineflix Media Inc.
Creating, producing, and distributing distinctive factual and scripted programming, the Cineflix Media group includes Cineflix Productions, Cineflix Rights, Cineflix Studios, Buccaneer Media, Connect3 Media, and a hub of producers from the US, UK, and Canada with whom we share strategic partnerships through joint ventures, first-look deals, and co-productions. With a catalogue of more than 5,000 hours of select programming across a wide range of genres, Cineflix is behind some of TV’s most popular and long-running shows.

About Cineflix Rights
Cineflix Rights is the UK’s largest independent TV content distributor, providing premium programming from leading international producers to more than 500 broadcasters and platforms worldwide. Our diverse catalogue spans the full range of factual genres, as well as scripted series and formats. Established in 2002, Cineflix Rights is based in London and part of the Cineflix Media group of companies

For more information, please contact:

Mark Ogle, OH Communications (for Cineflix Rights)
+44 (0) 7789 981 561

Vanessa Marra
Cineflix Media Inc.                                
+1 514 576 1796