Cineflix Productions Backs New Venture


Cineflix Productions and Ping Pong Productions have aligned to launch Shiny Screens Entertainment, a joint venture with showrunner Will Spjut.

The new production company, based in Los Angeles, will develop and produce unscripted series and formats for the global market. As part of the deal, Cineflix Rights has an exclusive first look to distribute Shiny Screens Entertainment content internationally when applicable.

Spjut is a 20-year veteran of the television industry. His credits include Border Wars, Building Wild and Die Trying for National Geographic; FOX’s Home Free; Nashville Star for USA Network; and The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals for Netflix.

Spjut said: “Having the support of two powerhouses like Cineflix Productions and Ping Pong is an enormous vote of confidence, and our combined experience across various networks and genres makes for a spectacular team. I’m excited to continue to create innovative and original series that will entertain and inform audiences worldwide.”

Casey Brumels, creative director and co-owner of Ping Pong Productions, added: “Will arrives with a proven track record and strong relationships among leading networks and platforms, which made this partnership an easy decision. Incorporating the expertise of Ping Pong and Cineflix Productions along with Will’s unique skill set and approach to storytelling equates to Shiny Screens being a juggernaut for years to come.”

J.C. Mills, president and commercial director of Cineflix Productions, said: “Will is not only a brilliant developer, but he has successfully produced in virtually every genre across streaming, broadcast and cable, and Ping Pong has a strong track record in producing unmissable original content—we’re all pumped about what we will be able to accomplish together with this exciting new joint venture.”