Cineflix Media appointed Tim Mutimer as CEO of Cineflix Rights to head up the company’s global distribution business.
Mutimer, the former CEO of Banijay Rights, joins Cineflix later this year following Chris Bonney’s retirement from the role.
Mutimer will be responsible for leading the 30-strong Cineflix Rights team based in London, Toronto, and Dublin, building on the company’s recent expansion across its scripted and factual acquisitions, and sales business.
Reporting to Cineflix Media Co-Founder and Co-CEO Glen Salzman, he will help steer the company’s strategy to maximise IP opportunities globally for content created by Cineflix Studios, Cineflix Productions, and joint venture companies including Buccaneer Media and Connect3 Media, as well as more than 100 producer partners.
Mutimer joins Cineflix Media from his current role as EVP EMEA at Banijay Rights. His previous roles include CEO at Banijay Rights; SVP EMEA, Sales and Distribution at BBC Worldwide, and Director of Sales at Granada International (now ITV Studios Global Entertainment).
Glen Salzman and Katherine Buck, Co-Founders and Co-CEOs of Cineflix Media said: “Tim has a wealth of experience in the industry, successfully working with producers, broadcasters, and streamers to maximise IP opportunities. We are confident he will lead Cineflix Rights into the next phase of its growth, delivering value to all our clients. Just as important, Tim is a great fit for the company culture that Chris and the team have built at Cineflix Rights as a creatively led, independent distributor with outstanding partnerships.”
Mutimer added: “Cineflix Rights is at an incredibly exciting stage, with the recent successful growth of its scripted content portfolio alongside innovative factual deals attracting new creative partners from around the world. The team has a fantastic reputation across the industry for delivering great results with a collaborative approach to the business, and I’m excited to have this opportunity to work with them.”
Chris Bonney, CEO Rights, Cineflix Media Inc. commented: “Tim was top of my list as the perfect candidate to take over the reins at Cineflix Rights. I’m very pleased with this outcome and I wish Tim every success in running this very special sales and acquisitions business.”
Cineflix Rights has significantly expanded its scripted activities in the last two years, delivering hits such as Tehran, Marcella, Coroner, Wynonna Earp, Happily Married, Mirage, The Minister, and An Ordinary Woman to streamers and broadcasters worldwide.
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