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Cineflix Rights Appoints Kate Laffey as Director of Acquisitions

Cineflix Rights, one of the UK’s leading independent television content distributors, is boosting its drive to acquire more third party content with the appointment of Kate Laffey as Director of Acquisitions.

Kate is currently Senior Acquisitions Executive at ITV Studios Global Entertainment, responsible for acquiring scripted (drama and comedy) and non-scripted content from a wide range of third party producers - as well as ITV Studios - for international distribution. She is also responsible for sourcing the distributor’s third party development/first look deals.

Joining Cineflix Rights on 4 February and reporting in to SVP of Acquisitions Noel Hedges, Kate will be responsible for acquiring content from third party producers in all territories outside North America.  

Chris Bonney, CEO of Rights, Cineflix Media, says: “I’m delighted to welcome Kate to Cineflix. Her experience in acquiring high quality, high performing content from some of the world’s best producers, means she's ideally placed to help drive our overall acquisitions strategy.”

Kate Laffey says: “I’m really pleased to be joining Cineflix Rights, which has such a strong reputation within the industry and looking forward to working with producers and broadcasters to expand the company’s third party offering.”

Cineflix Rights, the distribution division of Cineflix Media Inc., has built a catalogue delivering 3000 hours of established, returning series and fresh content to broadcast partners in more than 180 territories.  The company’s diverse genres include factual, factual entertainment, children’s, formats and scripted series from Cineflix Productions, Cineflix Studios and 40 leading producers from around the world.  Founded in 2002 and headquartered in London, Cineflix Rights has sales teams in the UK and North America.

For more information, contact:

 Mark Ogle at OH Communications (for Cineflix Rights):
mark@ohcommunications.co.uk; t: +44 (0) 7789 981 561

Gabrielle Free, Vice President Publicity and Communications:
gfree@cineflix.com; +1 416 504 7317 (ext. 638); +1 416 220 0201