Area of Expertise
Peter Schneider, Vice-President of Business & Legal Affairs at Cineflix Production. Cineflix leading independent creator and producer of premium factual, documentary, lifestyle, format, and scripted content which is behind some of the most highly rated TV brands including hit series American Pickers, the hugely successful and Emmy®–nominated Property Brothers and the Food Factory franchise.
At Cineflix, Peter is responsible for overseeing the Toronto Business and Legal Affairs department, and for negotiating Cineflix’s broadcast licenses, key talent agreements, development options and key rights acquisitions with partners such as A&E, CBC, Discovery, Netflix, BBC, ITV and NatGeo. He advises on the full spectrum of production activities, and provides counsel to Cineflix’s distribution division.
Prior to joining Cineflix, Peter worked for the CBC where he negotiated commissioning and co-production agreements with Canadian and international production partners. He has also advised Nelvana and Corus on the exploitation potential of key creative properties, managed the business affairs group for CineNova Productions, and spent several years with Gowling Lafleur Henderson in its corporate commercial group.
Peter received his MBA with a specialization in Arts and Media from Schulich and his JD from Osgoode Hall; he holds a BFA in Creative Writing from UBC.