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Chris Bonney Appointed as CEO Rights, Cineflix Media

Leading international producer and distributor Cineflix Media has appointed Chris Bonney as CEO Rights, Cineflix Media. Bonney will be responsible for developing the company’s overall long-term strategy to maximise the exploitation of its growing intellectual property on all platforms worldwide. Reporting to CEO Glen Salzman, Bonney joins Cineflix Media in February 2012, leaving his current position as Senior Vice President, Sales & Acquisitions, at Warner Bros. International Television Production.
 
Glen Salzman, CEO of Cineflix Media said: “We are delighted Chris Bonney is joining Cineflix. He has the strategic vision, background and experience to drive the company’s commercial growth, as we are projecting a substantial increase of both our production and rights divisions.”
 
Chris Bonney said: “Cineflix is the indie everyone is talking about, it’s the company with the momentum. While it was a tough decision to leave a great situation and some highly valued colleagues at Warner Bros., I’m really excited to be joining the hugely talented Cineflix team to help build on its success and take it to the next level.”
 
At WBITVP, Bonney played a key role in the establishment of its unscripted distribution business.  Prior to joining WBITVP, who acquired a majority stake in Shed Media plc in October 2010, Bonney was Managing Director of Outright Distribution and a Board Director at UK super indie Shed, where he oversaw the distribution strategy for scripted programming, factual entertainment, and formats such as Who Do You Think You Are?, Supernanny, The World's Strictest Parents, Cowboy Builders, and The Choir.
 
Bonney’s appointment follows key hires in Cineflix Media’s unscripted and scripted divisions, which include: the appointment of veteran reality producer Lisa Levenson as Executive Vice President of Programming, Sally Catto as Executive Vice President of its scripted division Cineflix Studios, Vlad Wolynetz as President of Production, Cineflix Studios, and Camilla Lewis as Managing Director of Cineflix Productions UK.
 
Paul Heaney, President and Managing Director of Cineflix Rights, continues to oversee the television distribution business.

For more information, contact Gabrielle Free, Vice President Publicity and Communications:
gfree@cineflix.com; +1 416 504 7317 (ext. 638); +1 416 220 0201
 
Mark Ogle at OH Communications (for Cineflix):
mark@ohcommunications.co.uk; t: +44 (0) 7789 981 561
 
About Cineflix Media Inc.
Cineflix Media Inc. is a leading international media company that is bringing together a mix of global broadcast and production partners, major talent and key executives to get top quality original content produced and distributed for television and other emerging platforms. Currently involved in the creation of more than 400 hours per year of multi-genre TV for international broadcasters, and with a rapidly expanding library of 2500 hours, Cineflix Media is a recognized leader in the industry with offices in Montreal, Toronto, London, New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver, and Dublin.