Cineflix Rights takes Blackstone worldwide
January 16, 2015
Cineflix Rights, one of the UK’s leading independent television distributors, has signed a distribution deal with PPI Releasing for the award-winning scripted dramatic series Blackstone.
Produced by Prairie Dog Film + Television, in association with APTN in Canada, and fresh off the premiere run of its fourth season (32x60’), Blackstone explores the raw and real dynamics of family, power and politics on a First Nation reserve. Blackstone is both a portrayal of a community plagued by corruption, violence and injustice, and an inspiring story of the undying hope and resilience of a people fighting for a better life in the midst of adversity.
Featuring a talented cast of Carmen Moore, Eric Schweig, Michelle Thrush, Nathaniel Arcand, Steve Cree Molison, Justin Rain and Tantoo Cardinal, the series has a earned a passionate fan base, and critical acclaim for its portrayal of some of the issues faced by Canada’s First Nation communities. Blackstone is created by Executive Producer, Writer and Director Ron E. Scott, who is currently developing the fifth season of the series.
As well as airing on APTN in Canada, Blackstone has also been sold to SBS Australia and has recently premiered on Hulu in the US.
Chris Bonney, CEO Rights, Cineflix Media said: “As we increase the number of scripted series that Cineflix Rights distributes, programming like Blackstone make a great addition to our existing catalogue as it’s the type of intense, compelling drama that is proving to be incredibly popular with viewers. ”
Josh Raphaelson, Principal, PPI Releasing said: “Blackstone is a signature achievement for Ron Scott’s Prairie Dog team, with critically-acclaimed performances, writing and direction. It is a privilege together with Cineflix to represent this worthy series.”
Ron E. Scott, Executive Producer, Prairie Dog Film + Television, said: “We’re proud of what we have achieved in the first four seasons of Blackstone and look forward to this excellent distribution team opening new audiences for us around the world.”
For more information, contact Mark Ogle at OH Communications (for Cineflix Rights):
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About Cineflix Rights
Cineflix Rights, a division of Cineflix Media Inc., is a leading, independent UK television content distributor with a catalogue of 4000 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 programs from 72 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.