Peter Smith to Leave Cineflix Studios
MONTREAL, 8 November 2013 – International television producer and distributor Cineflix Media Inc. announced today that Peter Smith, CEO of its scripted division Cineflix Studios, is leaving the company.
Cineflix Media recently announced a restructuring of its operations to allow the company to capitalize on growth and demand for unscripted programming in the UK, Canadian and American markets, and a scaling down of its scripted activities.
Going forward, Cineflix Media is focusing the majority of its scripted activities through its joint venture company, Buccaneer Media, which has a range of exciting scripted and unscripted projects in the pipeline with broadcasters in the UK, Canada and the US. Alongside this, Cineflix Studios will continue to work on a number of projects already in development.
Cineflix Media Co-Founder and Co-CEO Glen Salzman said: “We are proud of Cineflix Studios’ achievements since it was set up and Peter has played a vital role in helping us get this far, including the launch of our first joint venture, Buccaneer Media.”
“Following a review of our operations, we’ve decided to scale down Cineflix Studios for the time being and Peter is therefore leaving the company. We’d like to thank him for his tremendous contribution to Cineflix. His expertise and insight have been invaluable. He’s a fantastic executive to work with and we will miss him,” Mr Salzman added.
Peter Smith said: “It's been exciting to make progress in such a short space of time while I’ve been at Cineflix. However, given this change in strategic priorities, I am leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. I’m pleased with what we accomplished at Cineflix Studios during the time I was there - in particular the creation of Buccaneer Media with Tony Wood, which has some really exciting projects in development. I wish Glen and Katherine and everyone else at Cineflix every success for the future.”
About Cineflix Media Inc.
Cineflix Media Inc. is an international media company that brings together global broadcast and production partners, major talent, and key executives to create top quality original content produced and distributed for television and other platforms. Producing more than 300 hours per year of multi-genre television for international broadcasters, and with a rapidly expanding library of 3400 hours, Cineflix Media is a recognized leader with offices in Montreal, Toronto, London, New York, Los Angeles, and Dublin.
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