Cineflix Studios Signs Nick Witkowski
Cineflix Studios today announced another major step in the building of its scripted division with the hiring of Nick Witkowski, a former founder of Alchemy, to work with the company as a consultant on international finance and sales for scripted programming.
Cineflix Studios was set up in July this year with former Mad Men exec Christina Wayne as President. It is producing scripted programming in the USA, the UK, Canada and the international market.
Reporting to Cineflix CEO Glen Salzman, Nick will be based in the company’s London offices and will be working with Christina Wayne and the Cineflix team to complete the financing of its scripted slate through co-production, pre-sales and co-finance deals. He will also oversee the distribution and exploitation of completed scripted programming.
Nick has more than 25 years international experience of financing and distributing high end television drama, including critically acclaimed productions such as Shackleton (C4 and A&E), Henry VIII (ITV and PBS), Diamonds (CBC and Canal Plus), Burn Up (BBC and Global), The Company (TNT) and Flashpoint (CTV and CBS). At Alchemy he was responsible for financing more than US$ 150 million of production and overseeing worldwide exploitation.
Nick will continue to consult to DRG in his current role and oversee the exploitation of the Alchemy catalogue.
Cineflix CEO Glen Salzman said: “Nick has vast experience in arranging and financing high end television drama. He’s the ideal person to work with Cineflix Studios to complete the financing on our dynamic slate of projects.”
Nick Witkowski said: “ Cineflix Studios is positioned to become a leading supplier of scripted content, with great projects on its development slate. It’s a unique opportunity for me to join such a talented team, and I am really excited about the contribution I can make.”
Currently, producing over 250 hours per year of programming and with a rapidly expanding library of over 1500 hours, Cineflix is one of the fastest growing media companies in the world with offices in New York, London, Montreal, Toronto and Dublin.