Peter Smith Appointed to CEO, Cineflix Studios
Cineflix Media continues to strengthen its scripted operations with the appointment of Peter Smith to the position of CEO, Cineflix Studios. Based in London, Smith’s focus is to continue to build the scripted business in the UK, US, and Canada and produce highly regarded, long-running series. Smith reports to Glen Salzman, Co-CEO, Cineflix Media and joins on September 3, 2012. Christina Wayne, President, Cineflix Studios, and Vlad Wolynetz, President of Production, Cineflix Studios, report to Smith.
“We’re delighted to have Peter join Cineflix,” said Glen Salzman, Co-CEO, Cineflix Media. “His enthusiasm for development and impressive track record make him the ideal person to steer our scripted division to the next level and attract business globally.”
“This role affords me the opportunity to do what I love most – blend the creative side of the industry with the business side, while developing channel defining projects for our customers,” said Smith. “I’m excited to join Christina and Vlad and the remarkable team at Cineflix Media.”
Previously, Smith served as the President of NBC Universal International where he grew the revenue from $2.6 billion to more than $4 billion in four years. While at NBC Universal International, Smith also developed the pay channel business and created the international TV production business, with successes including Downton Abbey.
About Cineflix Studios
Cineflix Studios combines global broadcast and production partners, major talent, and key executives to develop and produce high quality scripted programming for cable and broadcast in the US, Canada, and around the world. Cineflix Studios has offices in New York, London, Toronto, Los Angeles, and Montreal and is a division of the international production and distribution company Cineflix Media. Peter Smith is CEO, Christina Wayne is President, and Vlad Wolynetz is President of Production for Cineflix Studios. Cineflix’s first scripted production, Copper, is the highest rated series premiere ever on BBC AMERICA.
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