His duties will consist of focusing on the sales of new and existing content alongside his sales and acquisitions teams. He will also help further develop the distributor's slate of scripted co-productions.
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. “I’m delighted that Tom will be joining the Cineflix Rights scripted team during this unprecedented period of growth,” James Durie, Head of Scripted, Cineflix Rights said. “His expertise and experience will be instrumental in continuing our scripted expansion, building on the success of recent international deals across the slate.”
Based in London and reporting to Cineflix Rights Head of Scripted James Durie, Misselbrook will work to prioritize selling existing and new content alongside a sales and acquisitions teams. He will also help identify, develop, and deliver Cineflix Rights’ increasing slate of scripted co-productions and acquisitions. His most recent roles include Executive Director, Sales APAC, based in Sydney and London, and Director, Sales EMEA both at Miramax. Before Miramax, he was Senior Manager, Sales & Co-Productions for BBC Studios, based in New York.
Cineflix is also working on ramping up both its English and foreign-language drama catalog, drawing on productions from Cineflix Studios as well as production partners, which include Buccaneer Media and Connect3 Media.“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," Misselbrook said.
The latest scripted sales for Cineflix Rights include new Israeli drama “Tehran." It is now airing globally as a result of a deal the company signed with Apple TV+. Canadian series “Coroner,” is also airing globally on CBC, The CW Network, Channel 4, and Sky Witness. “Wynonna Earp,” recently sold to NBCUniversal International Networks across Europe; ITV, and Netflix thriller “Marcella" is currently being adapted for TF1 France. Icelandic series “The Minister” and 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.”
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.” Tom Misselbrook SVP, Scripted Sales and Development