Paul Heaney Leaving Canada's Cineflix Rights

His departure from the Canadian producer's international sales arm follows former Warner Bros. International TV exec Chris Bonney joining the company in February to oversee rights exploitation.

TORONTO - Paul Heaney is leaving Cineflix Rights, the Canadian indie producer’s sales division he founded 10 years ago.

London-based Heaney is to step down on May 31 as president and managing director after MIPTV.

His departure follows former Warner Bros. International TV Production exec Chris Bonney joining parent Cineflix Media in February to help the Canadian-based producer maximize rights exploitation worldwide.

Bonney will step in on an interim basis to fill Heaney's shoes through a transition period.

“It has been an incredibly tough decision but I feel that it’s the right time to pursue new opportunities and I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead,” Heaney said Wednesday in a statement.

Glen Salzman, CEO of Cineflix Media, said Heaney was key to building Cineflix's international distribution business, “which has grown considerably in revenue and industry respect each year.”