MEDIA RELEASE: Cineflix Rights unveils MIPCOM 2021 scripted slate
Cineflix Rights has unveiled its slate of compelling scripted series and movies, with more seasons of fan-favourites ahead of MIPCOM 2021. Cineflix’s fall highlights includes:
A first look at Irvine Welsh’s Crime (6×60’, Buccaneer Media for ITV/Britbox, UK), the acclaimed author’s riveting adaptation of his best-selling novel. Detective Inspector Ray Lennox (Dougray Scott, Mission: Impossible 2) is a man engaged in his own disturbing battle while undertaking serious crime investigations in a city on the edge of the abyss. Also starring Joanna Vanderham (Warrior, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Angela Griffin (Harlots, White Lines), Ken Stott (The Dig, Fortitude), and Jamie Sives (Guild, Too Close).
An Official Selection at Séries Mania 2021, Rebecca (8X60’, Elephant for TF1 France) is afast-paced crime drama following a tormented, yet brilliant Parisian detective. Six years after quitting her job and abandoning the hunt for a serial killer, Rebecca (Anne Marivin, Call My Agent!) is back on the police force. As she investigates a spate of violent murders, she becomes convinced the killer has resurfaced. Obsessed with the case, betrayed by her husband, and hampered by a series of crippling blackouts, Rebecca throws herself into work to avoid falling apart.
In Manayek (Seasons 1&2, 20X45’, Yoav Gross Productions for Kan 11 Network, Israel), Izzy Bachar (Shalom Assayag, Kfula), a veteran Internal Affairs investigator, stumbles upon a police corruption case where the prime suspect is his best friend and decorated officer Barak Harel (Amos Tamam, The Spy). Soon, the two find themselves locked in a ruthless game of cat-and-mouse. Manayek won Best Drama Series, Best Screenplay for a Drama Series, as well as Best Director, Best Leading Actor, and Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series at the 2021 Israeli Academy of Film and Television Awards.
Following the successful launch of Season One, Cineflix Rights has picked up a second season of Happily Married (Seasons 1&2, 20X45’, Productions Casablanca for Radio-Canada and Tou.tv-Extra). After dropping off their kids at summer camp in July 1974, two middle-class couples in crisis are confronted by the truth of their disintegrating relationships. Their desperate search for marital bliss leads them into a ruthless life of murder and criminality, ultimately becoming the most infamous criminal quartet in Quebec history. Happily Married was an Official Selection at Berlinale Series 2020, won the Rogers Prize for Excellence in Canadian Content at the 2021 Rockie Awards, and collected 10 awards at the Prix Gémeaux 2020.
They join returning seasons of the International Emmy®-nominated Apple TV+ espionage thriller Tehran; highly rated global hit Coroner; supernatural cult sensation Wynonna Earp; International Emmy®-winning Marcella; and the Séries Mania-winning An Ordinary Woman; along with Whitstable Pearl, the cozy crime series set a picturesque English seaside location; the high-stakes, visually stunning Mirage; and Icelandic political drama The Minister.
Cineflix Rights’ movies slate includes two heart-warming holiday features: love grows in the vineyard with An Ice Wine Christmas (1X90’, Cineflix Productions for Lifetime US) starring Roselyn Sanchez (Fantasy Island, Devious Maids) and Lyriq Bent (She’s Gotta Have It, The Affair); and Miracle in Motor City (1X90’, Cineflix Productions for Lifetime US), which features Tia Mowry (Sister, Sister), Mark Taylor (Flashpoint), and legendary musician Smokey Robinson with a soundtrack of Motown hits. In addition, a movie that tells a harrowing tale of survival, Left for Dead: The Ashley Reeves Story (1X90’, Cineflix Productions for Lifetime US), which stars Anwen O’Driscoll (American Gods) and Jennie Garth (Beverly Hills, 90210).
Tim Mutimer, CEO Rights, Cineflix Media said: “I’m thrilled to be presenting our buyers with an incredibly strong slate of English language, international dramas, and movies from some of the most talented writers, producers, directors, and actors around the world. From compelling crime to nail-biting espionage and quirky, dark humour, our high quality catalogue of standout new and returning dramas will provide audiences with thrills, entertainment, and escapism.”
Media contact: Mark Ogle at OH Communications (for Cineflix Rights):
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About Cineflix Rights
Cineflix Rights is the UK’s largest independent TV content distributor for broadcasters and streamers worldwide with a catalogue of premium scripted series and movies as well as high quality factual programming from some of the world’s most creative producers.
Our growing scripted slate includes the International Emmy®-nominated Israeli espionage series Tehran for Apple TV+; Irvine Welsh’s Crime, the acclaimed author’s riveting adaptation of his best-selling novel; French thriller Rebecca, an Official Selection at Séries Mania 2021; cozy crime procedural Whitstable Pearl; award-winning Israeli police corruption series Manayek; supernatural cult sensation Wynonna Earp; multi-award-winning, Berlinale Series 2020 Official Selection Happily Married; and Icelandic political drama The Minister. These sit alongside multiple seasons of the highly rated hit Coroner, International Emmy®-winning Marcella, and the Séries Mania-winning An Ordinary Woman.
Established in 2002, Cineflix Rights is based in London, and is part of the Cineflix Media group of companies.