MEDIA RELEASE: Cineflix Media elevates Sam Berliner to General Counsel
Cineflix Media announced today that Sam Berliner has been promoted to General Counsel, as the company continues to expand internationally.
As General Counsel, Berliner will be working on key initiatives and negotiations across the Cineflix Media group, providing strategic advice and representing the company through its next phase of growth.
One of the most highly respected entertainment lawyers in Canada, Berliner has been instrumental in building Cineflix into the leading international media company that it is today.
Glen Salzman, Co-Founder and CEO, Cineflix Media said: “Sam has been with the company for 16 years playing an integral role in our success, expanding our business operations internationally and creating thriving joint ventures and partnerships with leading talent in North America and Europe. We’re thrilled that Sam is taking on this elevated position that will provide more strategic growth opportunities for the company.”
Berliner previously served as EVP, Legal and Business Affairs for Cineflix Media. Prior to joining Cineflix, he was a partner at Heenan Blaikie for 20 years, specializing in entertainment law.
Established in 1998, Cineflix Media has grown significantly over the past five years with the expansion of its scripted and factual production slate from Cineflix Studios and Cineflix Productions. Cineflix Rights has cemented its position as the UK’s largest truly independent distributor, offering a catalogue of more than 5,500 hours of content to streamers, broadcasters, and digital platforms worldwide. The group of companies is responsible for content ranging from International Emmy® Award-winning Tehran and Irvine Welsh’s Crime to some of television’s biggest and longest running global franchise brands including American Pickers, Air Crash Investigation, and Property Brothers.
The Cineflix Media group includes joint venture companies Buccaneer, Connect3 Media, Husk Media, and Shiny Screens Entertainment, alongside a growing number of strategic partnerships through first-look deals and co-productions with a hub of producers from the US, UK, and Canada.