MEDIA RELEASE: Cineflix Rights unveils Spring 2023 slate at The London TV Screenings
Cineflix Rights has unveiled its Spring 2023 slate, launching this week to buyers at The London TV Screenings. The leading independent distributor is showcasing more than 200 hours of fresh content, including the premiere of a high-profile entertainment format, compelling new dramas, and multiple new factual shows spanning a wide range of genres, together with returning seasons of scripted and unscripted brands.
Tempting Fortune (6×60’ and format, Voltage TV for Channel 4, UK and Roku, North America) is a bold new format for the age of instant gratification. Twelve strangers are dropped in the heart of a remote wilderness with an epic cash prize awaiting them. To keep the money, all they have to do is reach a designated finish line some 18-days of trekking away – without spending it. But, as they make their way across tough and hostile terrain they’ll be met with tantalising and enticing temptations, each with an exorbitant price tag, the cost of which is removed from their shared prize pot. The ultimate test of willpower and self-restraint, this noisy and provocative social experiment promises to reveal what we truly value.
Other new factual titles include The Secret Life of the Auction House (8×60’, Curve Media for Discovery, UK) which goes behind the scenes at one of Britain’s busiest auction houses—to capture all the drama, passion, and charisma as a small army of experts examine, appraise, strategize, and sell to the highest bidder.
Designing Dreams (12×60’, Imagination Television for Prime TV, New Zealand) follows New Zealand’s most prominent architects as they open the doors to their all-time favourite projects from historic gems and classic beach homes to provocative modern masterpieces, providing a master class in design, art, and construction.
Hitler’s Engineers (6×60’, Like A Shot Entertainment for Yesterday, UKTV) charts the lives and careers of the Führer’s most prominent planners, designers, architects, and builders to expose the truth while revealing the active role these men played in shaping the war.
In Beyond the Farm: Men at Work (4×60’, Renegade Pictures and Motion Content Group for Channel 5, UK), the extreme hill shepherds of the global hit series My Big Family Farm are back, with viewers joining father Clive and his 18-year-old son Reuben as the resourceful teen kicks off his first year in the digging business.
Ride of Your Life with Courtney Hanson (12×60’, High Road Productions for Motor Trend TV, US) follows Courtney Hanson and her diverse crew of car builders and customizers on a quest to find the long-lost dream cars of deserving people, before transforming them into works of rolling art and surprising the worthy recipients in unforgettable reunions.
RPA: Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (8×60’, McAvoy Media for Nine Network, Australia)a reboot of the classic show that spanned 18 seasons and inspired a cult following, gives viewers an all-access pass to one of Sydney’s busiest health care facilities—from the OR to the ER and beyond.
Cineflix Rights’ scripted slate includes a first look at three hotly anticipated new titles, alongside returning seasons of hit dramas Irvine Welsh’s Crime, Whitstable Pearl, Manayek, and Reginald the Vampire.
The Doll Factory (6×60’, Buccaneer for Paramount+, UK), an adaptation of the best-selling novel by Elizabeth Macneal, is set in London in 1850 and tells the story of Iris (Esmé Creed-Miles, Hanna, Pond Life), who paints dolls for a living alongside her twin sister Rose. When offered an opportunity to escape and start a new life, Iris must abandon her sister, sacrifice her reputation, and launch herself into the unknown, as a story of dark obsession begins to unfold.
Good Morning Chuck (10×60’, St-Laurent TV and Connect3 Media for Crave, Canada) is a dramatic comedy series from the multi-award-winning co-director of Happily Married about Chuck, the beloved host of a morning show who finds himself on the front page of all the newspapers and gossip magazines after a scandal involving his drug and alcohol addiction erupts.
So Long, Marianne (8×60’, Letters From Leonard, Tanweer Productions, and Connect3 for NRK, Norway and Bell Media, Canada) is based on the extraordinary lives of two very normal people, Marianne Ihlen and Leonard Cohen. It’s a story of two equally lonely people falling in love during a period of their life when they are still trying to figure out who they are and their place in the world—and when one of them just happens to become one of the most famous singers of all time.
Tim Mutimer, CEO Rights, Cineflix Media said: “As The London TV Screenings grows ever bigger in scale and importance, we’re thrilled to be launching our largest ever spring slate at the event. Buyers will get a first look at some of our highly anticipated new dramas as well as the latest seasons of our scripted hits, a bold and zeitgeisty new format which chimes perfectly with our age of instant gratification, and a host of new and returning factual shows packed with scintillating historical discoveries and emotional human interest stories.”