MEDIA RELEASE: Cineflix Studios partners with December Films
Cineflix Studios (Tehran, Coroner) has announced a partnership deal with leading Canadian scripted producer December Films (Reginald the Vampire), with a new ten-part series Carpe Demon from showrunner Emily Andras (Wynonna Earp) in development for Paramount+ Canada.
The first-look deal builds on the existing co-production relationship between Cineflix Studios and December Films on Reginald the Vampire (in its second season for Syfy, Hulu, and CTV Sci-Fi). It gives Cineflix Studios the first option to co-produce original content developed by December Films, with Cineflix Rights having first-look international distribution rights to content co-produced through the partnership.
Carpe Demon (10×60’) is a one-hour genre series based on the best-selling novels by Julie Kenner about a frazzled suburban Mom with a loving husband, two kids, and one massive secret: she used to be a Demon Hunter. Out of practice and overwhelmed, she has no choice but to get back in the game when her supernatural past comes calling.
December Films was formed by Julie DiCresce and Todd Berger in 2020. Operating out of offices in Toronto, Vancouver, and Venice Beach, the company produces scripted television and feature films for the North American and International marketplace. Alongside Reginald the Vampire, December Films has numerous projects in active development with broadcasters in Canada , the UK, and the US. Berger is also an EP on the Apple TV+ series Circuit Breakers and Miss Scarlet and the Duke (PBS and UKTV). He recently was EP of Wynonna Earp for Syfy and Bell Media, and Diggstown for the CBC. On the film side, the company is in post-production on Out Come the Wolves for IFC Films, Altitude Films, and Level Film and romantic comedy feature film Bootcamp, based on the Wattpad novel.
Peter Emerson, President, Cineflix Media, said: “We are excited to be building on our successful partnership—and long friendship—with this first-look deal. In an ever-evolving marketplace, Todd possesses an uncanny ability to transform challenges into opportunities. Todd and Julie have an incredibly exciting development slate, which we think has massive international potential. We look forward to working with them more closely going forward and are delighted to be kicking things off with Emily Andras and Carpe Demon for Paramount+ Canada.”
Julie DiCresce and Todd Berger, Founders, December Films said: “We are thrilled to be working with Cineflix Media. Their enthusiasm for our slate and incredible support on Reginald the Vampire make this partnership an obvious fit. We share a mutual focus on strong market-driven creative that appeals to a global audience. We believe that we are well positioned to deliver high quality content at the right price point for networks and streaming services around the world.”
James Durie, Head of Scripted, Cineflix Rights added: “Reginald the Vampire has been a big international success for us, so we’re really pleased to have the opportunity to distribute more great projects from December Films through this deal.”
Cineflix Studios’ first-look deal with December Films builds on Cineflix Media’s growing number of creative partnerships and joint ventures in North America and Europe, including Toronto-based Husk Media, BentFrame Film and TV, Montreal-based Connect3 Media, and London and Glasgow-based Buccaneer.