Cineflix Rights appoints Tom Misselbrook as SVP, Scripted Sales and Development

October 16, 2020

Cineflix Rights has appointed Tom Misselbrook to the newly created role of SVP, Scripted Sales and Development, as the distributor continues to grow its scripted portfolio.  

Based in London and reporting to Cineflix Rights Head of Scripted James Durie, Misselbrook will work alongside the sales and acquisitions teams, with a focus on selling existing and new content, and helping to identify, develop, and deliver Cineflix Rights’ increasing slate of scripted co-productions and acquisitions.

Misselbrook’s most recent roles include Executive Director, Sales APAC, based in Sydney and London and Director, Sales EMEA both at Miramax. Prior to Miramax, he was Senior Manager, Sales & Co-Productions for BBC Studios, based in New York.

Cineflix Rights is ramping up both its English and foreign-language drama catalogue, drawing on productions from Cineflix Studios as well as producer partners including Buccaneer Media and Connect3 Media.

Latest scripted sales for Cineflix Rights include new Israeli drama Tehran which is airing globally following a major deal with Apple TV+; Canadian series Coroner, now airing worldwide on CBC, The CW Network, Channel 4, and Sky Witness; supernatural cult sensation Wynonna Earp, recently sold to NBCUniversal International Networks across Europe; ITV and Netflix thriller Marcella, currently being adapted for TF1 France. Icelandic series The Minister and Russian thriller An Ordinary Woman and multi-award-winning Berlinale Series 2020 official selection Happily Married were sold to North American streamer Topic and other international networks, with Happily Married also one of the first acquisitions by new French streaming platform Salto.

James Durie, Head of Scripted, Cineflix Rights said: “I’m delighted that Tom will be joining the Cineflix Rights scripted team during this unprecedented period of growth. His expertise and experience will be instrumental in continuing our scripted expansion, building on the success of recent international deals across the slate, as well as our drive into pre-sales of Irvine Welsh’s Britbox original Crime and the recently announced Acorn TV crime procedural Whitstable Pearl.”

Tom Misselbrook adds: “This is the perfect time to be joining Cineflix Rights, as they continue to build their ambitious slate. Quality scripted content has never been in such high demand and the opportunity to work with James and the first-class team at Cineflix Rights to identify the best dramas from diverse creatives around the world and help bring them to international audiences, is a fantastic opportunity that I’m thrilled to be a part of.”


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 factual and scripted programming from some of the world’s most creative producers to more than 500 broadcasters and platforms.

Our growing scripted slate includes the riveting Israeli espionage thriller Tehran with rising star Niv Sultan and critically acclaimed actor Shaun Toub for KAN 11, airing globally on Apple TV+; the supernatural cult sensation Wynonna Earp; multi-award-winning Berlinale Series 2020 official selection Happily Married; and, the gripping Icelandic political drama The Minister, starring Ólafur Darri Ólafsson. These series sit alongside three seasons of Marcella, the International Emmy®-winning crime thriller for ITV and Netflix, which is being adapted for TF1 France as Rebecca and the highly rated hit Coroner inspired by the best-selling series of books by M.R. Hall, with Serinda Swan and Roger Cross, which is now in its third season. Established in 2002, Cineflix Rights is based in London and part of the Cineflix Media group of companies.