Mutimer has worked at Banijay Rights for nearly eight years, five of which were as CEO.
Tim Mutimer, Banijay Rights’ Executive Vice President of EMEA, is set to lead the global distribution arm of Cineflix Media.
Mutimer takes the reins from long-serving CEO Chris Bonney, the industry veteran who is retiring this year. His previous roles include CEO at Banijay Rights; senior VP EMEA, sales and distribution, at BBC Worldwide; and director of sales at Granada International (now ITV Studios Global Entertainment).
Mutimer will be responsible for leading the 30-strong Cineflix Rights team based in London, Toronto and Dublin, building on the company’s expansion across scripted and factual acquisitions, as well as the growth of its sales business. The outfit has had a major hit on its hands with Apple TV Plus drama Tehran Marcella, which it distributes internationally.
Speaking about the appointment, Tim Mutimer said: “The team has a fantastic reputation across the industry for delivering great results with a collaborative approach to the business, and I’m excited to have this opportunity to work with them.”
Glen Salzman and Katherine Buck, Cineflix Media co-founders and CEOs, added: “Tim has a wealth of experience in the industry, successfully working with producers, broadcasters and streamers to maximise IP opportunities. We are confident he will lead Cineflix Rights into the next phase of its growth, delivering value to all our clients. Just as important, Tim is a great fit for the company culture that Chris and the team have built at Cineflix Rights as a creatively led, independent distributor with outstanding partnerships.”
Chris Bonney commented: “Tim was top of my list as the perfect candidate to take over the reins at Cineflix Rights. I’m very pleased with this outcome and I wish Tim every success in running this very special sales and acquisitions business.”
Cineflix Rights is the UK’s largest independent television content distributor, with a catalogue of more than 5,000 hours of scripted and factual content.