Cineflix Rights announces Richard Life as Head of Acquisitions

January 24, 2019

Cineflix Rights, the UK’s largest independent TV content distributor has announced the expansion of its acquisitions team appointing industry veteran Richard Life to the newly-created position, Head of Acquisitions.

Life will spearhead acquisitions for Cineflix Rights, as the company executes its strategy of increasing content streams through producer partnerships, development and first-look deals, and co-productions. Based in London, Life will oversee the global acquisitions team which comprises of Kate Laffey, VP, Acquisitions; Catherine McCormick, Manager, Acquisitions; and Giuliana Benvenuto, Manager, Acquisitions, North America. Life will report to Chris Bonney, CEO Rights, Cineflix Media.

To further bolster its acquisitions team, the company is also recruiting for a VP, Acquisitions, North America. 

Chris Bonney, CEO Rights, Cineflix Media said: “Richard brings a wealth of commercial and creative experience to the company. Building up our international acquisitions team will position us for further growth in our unscripted and scripted portfolios.”

Richard Life, Head of Acquisitions, Cineflix Rights added: “I’m delighted to be taking on this role and working with the talented team at Cineflix. This is an exciting opportunity as Cineflix Rights is able to offer producer partners an enhanced range of deals, including an increase in our deficit financing and co-financing activity.”

Life, one of the UK’s most experienced TV distribution executives, previously held the roles of Head of Acquisitions and Co-productions at ITV Studios Global Entertainment and Head of Programming at Channel 4 International.


For more information, contact Mark Ogle at OH Communications (for Cineflix Rights): / +44 (0) 7789 981561

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 cataloguespans the full range of factual genres, as well as scripted series and formats. Established in 2002, Cineflix Rights is based in London and is a division of Cineflix Media Inc.