Cineflix Rights appoints Tom Misselbrook as SVP, Scripted Sales and Development

Cineflix Rights appoints Tom Misselbrook as SVP, Scripted Sales and Development
Cineflix Rights has appointed Tom Misselbrook to the newly created role of SVP, Scripted Sales and Development, as the distributor continues to grow its scripted portfolio.

Based in London and reporting to Cineflix Rights Head of Scripted James Durie, Misselbrook will work alongside the sales and acquisitions teams, with a focus on selling existing and new content, and helping to identify, develop, and deliver Cineflix Rights’ increasing slate of scripted co-productions and acquisitions.

Misselbrook’s most recent roles include Executive Director, Sales APAC, based in Sydney and London and Director, Sales EMEA both at Miramax. Prior to Miramax, he was Senior Manager, Sales & Co-Productions for BBC Studios, based in New York.

Cineflix Rights is ramping up both its English and foreign-language drama catalogue, drawing on productions from Cineflix Studios as well as producer partners including Buccaneer Media and Connect3 Media.

Latest scripted sales for Cineflix Rights include new Israeli drama Tehran which is airing globally following a major deal with Apple TV+; Canadian series Coroner, now airing worldwide on CBC, The CW Network, Channel 4, and Sky Witness; supernatural cult sensation Wynonna Earp, recently sold to NBCUniversal International Networks across Europe; ITV and Netflix thriller Marcella, currently being adapted for TF1 France. Icelandic series The Ministerand Russian thriller An Ordinary Woman and multi-award-winning Berlinale Series 2020 official selection Happily Married were sold to North American streamer Topic and other international networks, with Happily Married also one of the first acquisitions by new French streaming platform Salto.

James Durie, Head of Scripted, Cineflix Rights said: “I’m delighted that Tom will be joining the Cineflix Rights scripted team during this unprecedented period of growth. His expertise and experience will be instrumental in continuing our scripted expansion, building on the success of recent international deals across the slate, as well as our drive into pre-sales of Irvine Welsh’s Britbox original Crime and the recently announced Acorn TV crime procedural Whitstable Pearl.”

Tom Misselbrook adds: “This is the perfect time to be joining Cineflix Rights, as they continue to build their ambitious slate. Quality scripted content has never been in such high demand and the opportunity to work with James and the first-class team at Cineflix Rights to identify the best dramas from diverse creatives around the world and help bring them to international audiences, is a fantastic opportunity that I’m thrilled to be a part of.