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Cineflix Rights signs multiple deals for The Day Kennedy Died

Cineflix Rights, one of the UK’s leading independent television content distributors, is achieving global success for the documentary The Day Kennedy Died, produced by Finestripe Productions inking deals with more than 20 broadcasters ahead of the 50th anniversary of JFK’s death later this month.

The Day Kennedy Died is a one-hour anniversary special, from the makers of The Day John Lennon Died, commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. The film offers an hour-by-hour look at the events leading up to his death and includes exclusive never-before-seen interviews and powerful, rare archive footage. From the journalist who was with the Kennedy family that day, to the nurse who checked his vital signs at the hospital, the documentary tells the story of what happened that fateful day through the eyes of the people who were there and whose lives were touched forever by the President’s death.

Broadcasters taking the show include Foxtel Australia, Sky Italia, Discovery Iberia and Discovery Netherlands, VRT Belgium, ORF Austria, TV4 Sweden, RTL Belgium, DRTV Denmark, NRK Norway, N24 Germany and CCTV China.

Chris Bonney, CEO of Rights, Cineflix Media said: “There is a lot of international attention around this important anniversary, and these latest sales for The Day Kennedy Died demonstrate that this is one of the most insightful documentaries on the market about the events of 50 years ago.  Finestripe have a track record of producing quality documentaries and we’re really pleased to be working with them to ensure The Day Kennedy Died gets the highest international audiences.”

Sue Summers, Joint Managing Director, Finestripe Productions added: “For witnesses to Kennedy’s death, the events of that day in Dallas half a century ago remain as raw and traumatic as ever.  Many are reluctant to talk about them – some never have until now. This film is a moving account of the 24 hours surrounding the death of JFK and, thanks to our supportive partners at Cineflix Rights, we are incredibly proud to share it with audiences around the world.” 

The Day Kennedy Died was originally commissioned for ITV in the UK and Smithsonian Channel in the US. It is written and directed by Leslie Woodhead, produced by Lorraine McKechnie and executive produced by Sue Summers for Finestripe Productions. 

About Cineflix Rights

Cineflix Rights, a division of Cineflix Media Inc., is a leading, independent UK television content distributor with a catalogue of more than 3400 hours of established, returning series and fresh content that is successfully building broadcasters’ schedules worldwide. The Company’s roster of factual and scripted in-house and third-party programmes from 50 producer partners covers a wide breadth of genres including crime and investigation, history, home and design, lifestyle, science, wildlife and natural history, as well as formats. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in London, Cineflix Rights has sales teams in the UK and North America.

About Finestripe Productions

Award-winning independent TV producer, Finestripe Productions was founded in November 2005 by Katie Lander and Sue Summers. Based in Glasgow, the company has produced programmes for broadcasters including Channel 4, More4, BBC1, BBC2, BBC4, ITV1, HBO and The History Channel.

Finestripe Productions produced the BAFTA-nominated series Bank of Dave (Channel 4) which follows self-made millionaire Dave Fishwick as he starts his own bank in his hometown of Burnley.  The series picked up the 2012 RTS Award for Best Nations/Regions Programme and was also nominated for a Broadcast Award. 

Other recent productions include Imagine... Ian Rankin and the Case of the Disappearing Detective (BBC1), Michael Grade’s History of the Pantomime Dame (BBC4), Aung San Suu Kyi: The Choice (BBC2 / HBO), The Day John Lennon Died (ITV1), Pamela Stephenson: The Fame Report (More4) and Elizabeth, Queen of Scots (BBC1 Scotland).

For more information, contact Mark Ogle at OH Communications (for Cineflix Rights):

mark@ohcommunications.co.uk; t: +44 (0) 7789 981 561