Cineflix Productions Ramps Up Development in North America
Cineflix Productions has announced two moves to bolster development in North America.
Kristin Wendell has joined the company as VP, Development, and will be responsible for unscripted development for the US market across all content platforms. Based in the New York office, Wendell reports to J.C. Mills, President and Commercial Director, Cineflix Productions, working closely with Austin Steele and Erika Hardin, the company’s Directors of Development.
Wendell brings to Cineflix more than a decade of development, production, and casting experience across a wide range of genres including factual series, reality formats, documentaries and specials, and studio talk shows. Previously, Wendell was VP of Development at All3Media-owned Optomen Productions, where she was responsible for developing docuseries and original formats for US broadcast and cable networks including PBS, Lifetime, and Food Network. Prior to Optomen, Wendell served as VP of Development for Part2 Pictures where she oversaw the development team and a slate of titles such as MSNBC’s docu-series Story of Cool with LL Cool J and investigative three-part series Breaking Hate; Scene of the Crime with Tony Harris for Investigation Discovery; and CNN’s News and Documentary Emmy® Award-nominated Chasing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta. She has also held various development positions at networks including TruTV, National Geographic, and Discovery.
Kim Bondi, the company’s current EVP, Production and Programming, is taking charge of the Canadian development slate in her newly expanded role as Head of Development, Canada while continuing to be involved in various projects currently in development with US networks. Since joining Cineflix in 2005, Bondi has developed and served as executive producer on various hit series including award-winning Property Brothers, itssuccessful spinoff Property Brothers: Buying & Selling, and Flipping Virgins fronted by real estate expert Egypt Sherrodfor HGTV;true crime series Hours to Kill and Bizarre Murders for global networks; thehit franchise Food Factory for Food Network Canada; and, Rock Solid Builds, currently in production for HGTV Canada.
“We’re assembling the best team possible to meet the challenge of this pivotal moment in our industry,” said J.C. Mills, President and Commercial Director, Cineflix Productions. “Kristin’s superpowers are her magnetic energy and big ideas; I can’t think of a better hire. Kim is seriously plugged into the broadcast landscape and has played a critical role in the success of so many long-running hit series.”
“There’s real momentum and synergy between Cineflix’s development and production teams, and the proof is in the company’s impressive slate of global hit shows and renewals,” added Kristin Wendell. “We all share the same creative vision, and I look forward to working together to create and curate ground-breaking television.”
“This is such an exciting time at Cineflix. The demand for content is out there and we have a strong creative team in place with the capacity to reach global audiences through our distribution pipeline at Cineflix Rights,” said Kim Bondi, EVP, Production and Programming and Head of Development, Canada. “I’m thrilled to be taking on this role.”
About Cineflix Productions
Cineflix Productions is a leading creator and producer of must-watch content for global networks and streamers. From its production and development hubs in Toronto and New York, the company’s talented creative teams produce some of TV’s longest-running international hits like American Pickers and critically acclaimed Mayday: Air Disaster, and developed one of the biggest TV franchises, Property Brothers. Cineflix Productions also has a slate of gripping true-crime series including The Clown and The Candyman and Hours to Kill, as well as TV movies like award-winning Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey and I Was Lorena Bobbitt. Cineflix Productions is part of the Cineflix Media group of companies.
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