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Edito Bienvenue to the 36th MIPCOM …and the first MIPCOM Online+ A BIG ONLINE welcome to the hundreds of virtual exhibitors and thousands of international buyers, distributors, producers and commissioners who are gathering digitally across 100 countries over the coming weeks to discover, connect and be inspired. The ever-creative and passionate team at MIPCOM has completely reimagined what a global online content market could and should be. Always keeping in mind what is driving all of us during this crisis: our love of television and our desire to get back to business as a community. MIPCOM Online+ is powered by GRIP, a robust yet easy-to-navigate business and event platform that allows you to connect and conduct meetings globally while accessing the entire digital programme from the comfort of your home or office. The MIPCOM and MIPJunior online screenings are streamed over Reelport — our secure and tested video player — that delivers all the best new series and kids content seamlessly. MIPCOM Online+ kicks into gear over three stages from October 5 to November 17. Therefore, your first order of business is to understand the enhanced online schedule. WARM UP WEEK begins October 5 with early access to exclusive pre-market sessions, the MIPJunior Library, production forums, market intelligence and more. The digital marketplace officially opens and you can now begin networking, plan your agenda and set up online meetings. MIPCOM WEEK from Oct 12-16 is the main flagship MIPCOM market week for online business meetings, as well as 50+ screenings, showcases and world premieres — featuring Korea Country Of Honour and including the new Global Upfronts, in addition to blockbuster keynotes, the Tech & Creativity Programme supported by Sony, Fresh TV, the Diversify TV Excellence Awards, the Women In Global Entertainment Power Panel… and a full week of more digital exclusives. FOLLOW+ is from Oct 17 to Nov 17 to replay all the sessions and screenings with continued networking through the online database. By now, you should be logged-in and ready to propel your business. Everything you need to plan your online experience is on the following pages. We especially thank our Global Partners Korea Country Of Honour, BBC Studios, A+E Networks, Nippon TV and Televisa. They are among the dozens of sponsors and partners who are not only pledging their invaluable support but also their time and creativity to ensure that our first MIPCOM Online+ succeeds and surpasses your expectations. Finally, while we are truly excited about bringing everyone together on the MIPCOM Online+ platform, we would like to acknowledge the challenges facing our friends and partners in Cannes and the surrounding region, many of whom have suffered personal and significant financial losses due to the pandemic. From the incredible women and men who join us each year as hosts and security specialists, to the team at the Palais des Festivals, the restaurant and cafe workers, the hotel staff, shop workers, taxi drivers, stand creators and decorators. We wish we could have been on the Côte d’Azur this year. Our thoughts are with them and our commitment is to return to the magical city of Cannes as soon as possible. Laurine GARAUDE Director, Television Division Reed MIDEM
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News 10 Korea Country of Honour 31 Global Upfronts 26 MIPCOM & CANNESERIES World Premiere TV Screening: Atlantic Crossing 30 BBC Studios: The Pursuit Of Love 34 Beta Film: Dead Mountain 38 Fresh TV: Formats, Fiction and Korea 42 Tech & Creativity 46 Market Intelligence 54 Production Funding Forum 64 Diversify TV Excellence Awards 72 Industry Spotlight: Tubi 74 China Showcase 76 Focus On Japan
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Country Of Honour Discover Korea’s ‘hidden gems’ KOREA is MIPCOM Country Of Honour for 2020. During the event, industry delegates and government body the Korea Communications Commission (KCC), plan to build on the country’s sustained and growing international success. “Global interest in Korean culture began in the early 2000s with Korean dramas. This was when the label Hallyu, or Korean wave, was born to describe the rise of Korean culture internationally,” KCC chairman Han Sanghyuk said. “At the time, some experts predicted that the popularity of Korean dramas would be temporary. In 2020, however, the Korean drama fandom is larger than ever. The Hallyu phenomenon has expanded beyond TV drama and into films and
variety shows as well.” Han cited the film Parasite, winner of this year’s Oscar for Best Picture, and globaI hit formats I Can See Your Voice and The Masked Singer as examples of how the Hallyu phenomenon is spreading — across the world and into other genres. “Given this steadily growing attention to Korean content and culture, I believe now is the right time to celebrate Korea as the Country Of Honour. I believe industry insiders from many countries will see the strength of Korea’s broadcasting content and this event will be an opportunity to reveal excellent, but yet-undiscovered, Korean content to the rest of the world.” In its role as guardian of the Korean content industry, gov-
ernment body the KCC aims to identify outstanding content with potential and supports it from the early stages through production. “The government is also paving the way for co-production,” Han said. “To enable Korean content producers to work with overseas partners from the production stage, the government concludes co-production agreements, hosts co-production conferences and provides partial financial support for related costs.” He added: “On the distribution side, the government increases opportunities to publicise content by supporting participation and overseeing showcases at global markets such as MIPCOM.” Domestically, Han says the rise of the streamers means that policies must acknowledge both the rise of the new and the value of the old. “To realise media diversity in broadcasting, the KCC aims to promote new OTT services and legacy media so both can develop and thrive together. For legacy media, we will innovate regulations —
for example with advertising and sponsorship — that do not align with the changing broadcasting-communications convergence environment, in order to breathe new life into the stagnant broadcasting industry.” For MIPCOM Online+, as Country Of Honour, Han’s goal is to “spotlight Korea’s production capacity to industry insiders from around the world. Although interest is growing, I believe there still aren’t enough opportunities for the world to gain comprehensive information about Korean content,” he said. “Therefore, during MIPCOM this year, the KCC will host a conference on Korean content, in order to share related information in a thorough and systematic manner.” The KCC is also supporting an online networking programme to connect Korean content producers with overseas companies interested in Korea. “Through these oneon-one business meetings, I hope those interested in Korean content will be able to discover ‘hidden gems’ of content.”
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Keynote Playwright, actor, director, philanthropist and media mogul Tyler Perry gives a keynote presentation during MIPCOM Online+
yler Perry’s rise from a poor, abusive childhood to billionaire media mogul is well documented. He has written, produced and starred in countless plays, TV series and movies, authored a number of books and, in 2008, opened a 200,00 sq ft studio in Atlanta. That has since expanded to a complex containing 12 soundstages — each dedicated to one of 12 African-American entertainment icons, from Denzel Washington to Diahann Carroll, who passed away the day the studios’ star-studded opening on October 5 last year. An enduring element of his work has been the character of Madea, the “God-fearing, gun-toting, pot-smoking, loudmouthed grandmother” played by Perry himself, who first appeared in 2000 in the play I Can Do Bad All By Myself. Ten films and 10 plays featuring the “grandmother with anger-management problems” followed, contributing to the sustained success of the Perry media empire. TV production stepped up when Perry struck a deal with Oprah Winfrey which saw a number of his series enjoying success on Winfrey’s OWN network. Five years later he signed a multi-year partnership to produce original drama and comedy across the Viacom networks, and a first-look movie deal with Paramount. Openly religious, Perry lives out his faith with action, supporting many charities that help the poor and the homeless, including the Global Medical Relief Fund, Charity Water, Feeding America, Covenant House, Hosea Feed the Hungry, Project Adventure and Perry Place, a 20-home community that Perry built for survivors of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. “People ask me all the time, ‘How did you make it?’ I say it in the press all the time, but people cut it out — it was nothing but the grace of God. If I had not had faith in my life, I don’t know where I would be right now.” He adds: “I love to give. I’ve been a giver all my life.” A life he thoroughly — and openly — enjoys, famously saying: “I’m just enjoying my life. I suggest you try it.” During MIPCOM, Tyler Perry is in conversation with Anna Carugati, editorial director of World Screen — and is being honoured with the World Screen Trendsetter Award for 2020.
‘I’M JUST ENJOYING MY LIFE…’
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Keynote Ted Sarandos: from video-store manager to controller of a $17bn a year content budget. Andy Fry reports
‘WE’VE REINVENTED OURSELVES AGAIN AND AGAIN’
ED SARANDOS, Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer, is being presented with the Variety Vanguard Award during MIPCOM 2020. The man responsible for the streaming giant’s game-changing content strategy will also take part in a keynote interview with Variety business editor Cynthia Littleton. Explaining Variety’s selection, group publisher Michelle Sobrino-Stearns said: “No company has done more to expand the scope of the content business around the world than Netflix. Under Ted Sarandos’ leadership, Netflix has been a leader in reshaping the content marketplace for the 21st century.” Sarandos joined the SVOD platform in 1999 and has been a key architect of its global growth. When he was named co-CEO earlier this year, Netflix founder and co-CEO Reed Hastings said: “Ted drove the revolution in our content strategy, which was way ahead of its time and has been key to our success. It was typical of his ability to see where the industry — and consumer tastes — are headed.” Sarandos acknowledges having been a skeptic when Hastings first invited him to join the Netflix adventure at the end of the 1990s. But having taken the plunge he has catalysed a fundamental transformation in TV creativity and distribution. On his watch, Netflix has delivered iconic originals including Orange Is The New Black and Stranger Things, while also upending the TV rights business. In addition, the platform has led the way when it comes to introducing new voices to TV — championing both diverse creatives and local-language production. “I’ve been tremendously fortunate in the teams we’ve built at Netflix,” Sarandos says. “We’ve reinvented ourselves again and again: from DVD to streaming, from licensing to originals, from series to film and from US to local language stories told by creators all around the world.” Sarandos’ rise from video-store manager to controller of a $17bn a year content budget is one of the most remarkable personal transformation stories in TV. He puts that down to both being a fan of great entertainment and the influence of his family. Aside from Hastings, he says, “the other early technology adopter in my life was my mother. Our family generally struggled but even if the phone or gas were cut off, she always insisted on having cable TV and a little dish to get HBO.” Past recipients the Vanguard Award include former HBO chairman-CEO Richard Plepler and RuPaul’s Drag Race creator/executive producer RuPaul Charles. • Ted Sarandos’ keynote interview is available from Monday, October 12, 17.30 CEST
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Keynote ‘THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPERATIVE IS NOT GOING AWAY’ Jeremy Darroch, CEO of payTV group Sky, is the first recipient of the inaugural MIP SDG Award. He spoke to Julian Newby ahead of his keynote presentation, part of the MIPCOM Change For Good programme
REED MIDEM, a member of the SDG Global Media Compact, is giving the MIP SDG Award each year to a media company whose actions contribute to delivering the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The first Award, dedicated to the Climate Action and Protection of the Oceans SDG, will be presented to Sky’s Jeremy Darroch by Melissa Fleming, United Nations under-secretary general for global communications. “All 32,000 Sky employees across Europe have played their part in this Award and each of them should be proud of where we are on this journey and where we’re headed,” Darroch said. Sky became the first carbon-neutral media company some 13 years ago; in 2017 it launched Sky Ocean Rescue, and for the last three years has campaigned for ocean health, reaching more than 47 million people with its message to give up single-use plastics. “All businesses have the opportunity to accelerate progress and become part of the solution,” he added. “That’s why we’ve recently launched our strategy to be net-zero-carbon by 2030. Over the next 10 years we will halve the emissions from our own business operations, our supply chain and the
emissions from the use of our products in customer homes. ” Sky set its Fewer, Bigger, Better environmental goals in 2012, and Darroch said these have all been met. The company also works with other broadcasters and production companies to measure and reduce the carbon footprint associated with production. “For example, Endemol Shine — who produced MasterChef in Germany — measured and reduced the carbon footprint of the programme and incorporated this work into their content,” Darroch said. “We all need to take action, because the world can’t wait,” he warned. And COVID-19 is an example of how the health of the planet and its people must be treated as global. “The battle for the environmental health of the planet is the thing that’s going to define our generation,” he said. “The environmental imperative is not going away. COVID-19 is a real reminder to us all of the outcome of what can happen when the infrastructure of the planet gets out of balance and things go wrong.” • Jeremy Darroch’s keynote presentation is available from Tuesday, October 13, 18.00 CEST
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Keynote United Nations UnderSecretary-General for Global Communications, Melissa Fleming, will give a MIPCOM Online+ keynote where she will discuss the UN’s policies on communicating the climate emergency to the world. She spoke to Julian Newby
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N HER MIPCOM Online+ keynote, United Nations Under-Secretary-General (USG) for Global Communications, Melissa Fleming, will explain that the way in which we communicate about climate change, will make a difference as to whether we can overcome it. Key to the UN’s climate change message is the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) programme, which came into force on January 1, 2016. For Fleming and her team the challenge has been to communicate the message of the 17 SDGs globally and engaging with the media has been crucial to that challenge. “There’s been a lot of progress, but we knew we were going to have to go many steps further if we were going to capture the imagination of the broader public and that’s why we decided to invite the world’s TV industry — which has remarkable reach and impact — to join forces,” Fleming said. “And so far we believe it’s made quite a difference.” In fact the UN went beyond TV and in September 2018 launched the SDG Media Compact, which aims to encourage entertainment companies around the world to apply their resources and creative talent to advance the SDGs. Today the Compact includes more than 100 members reaching an audience of some two billion people in 160 countries, across five continents. The list of members includes Reed MIDEM, whose engagement includes the launch of the MIP SDG Award, which for this its inaugural year goes to Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch. This first Award is dedicated to the Climate Action/Life Beyond Waters SDG. “Sky: they live it,” Fleming said. “Sky has had a consumer awareness drive that has hit 50 million Europeans with a campaign to give up single-use plastics. These are very specific actions that can make a huge difference in changing people’s view of everyday things that they have been depending on, but not realising how damaging they are to the environment.” Fleming believes that nuance is required when communicating the threat of climate change: “Studies show that as the quantity of gloomy or alarming news becomes overwhelming, more and more people are switching off altogether,” she said. “At the heart of getting people to care is storytelling,” which is “a powerful way to build a bridge of compassion with audiences and to indirectly communicate the larger picture that lies ahead”. • Melissa Fleming’s keynote, No Time To Waste: Communicating In A Climate Emergency, is on Tuesday, October 13, at 17.30 CEST
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Keynote CEO and co-founder of transmedia firm Reflector Entertainment and one of the visionaries behind Assassin’s Creed, Alexandre Amancio features in the MIPCOM Online+ series of keynotes. He spoke to Julian Newby
I ‘THE DOOR IS OPEN TO ALL KINDS OF MAGIC’
N HIS MIPCOM Online+ presentation Overcoming The Media Silos (Or How I Learned To Embrace Technology And Trust The Audience), Alexandre Amancio will explain why today, with all the advances in technology available to storytellers “the door is open to all kinds of magic”. He gives an example: “Imagine you’re a Star Wars fan and you go on to a platform and there’s an interactive map of the Galaxy. You click on Tatooine and you start zooming in. And you’re exploring the planet and then you see this little dot that marks where the droids crashed in the original film. And then you click on a button that says ‘Play Film’. And all of a sudden you go from exploring the world to playing the actual film from that point. And you see C-3PO and R2-D2 start walking in the desert, and then you start walking the film and you get to the Cantina suddenly you have a scene with Han Solo and Greedo.” He continued: “And then there’s a pop-up maybe that says: ‘Did you know that Greedo had his own book?’ You click on it and you start reading the novel. And maybe that platform gives you the possibility to play a character in the Star Wars Universe.” You couldn’t have done all of that without the internet, he said. “But you can now. What if you could do it all from one place — one platform — and that place not only opened the door to exploring worlds, but also consuming content? That’s now possible today.” In his keynote Amancio will outline what the landscape is like today, “from the industry’s perspective and from the consumer’s perspective” and he will suggest that some legacy companies are limited by traditional storytelling methods. He will then move on to “the basics of transmedia”: “Why is Die Hard not transmedia and why is John Wick transmedia? I would argue that Die Hard is a better action film, but that John Wick is transmedia-compatible, while Die Hard is not. But why? And then: what are the economics of this dichotomy?” • Alexandre Amancio’s keynote is available on Friday, October 16, from 17.30 CEST
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Majors sign-up to inaugural Upfronts Major studios from around the world have signed up to the first annual MIPCOM 2020 Global Upfronts. Here we highlight some of what they’re bringing to the inaugural event STUDIOS participating in the first MIPCOM Global Upfronts include ViacomCBS, Discovery, Inc, ITV Studios, Newen, All3Media International, A+E Networks, BBC Studios, Beta Film and ZDF Enterprises. Each studio will present a 20-minute showcase of headline titles including finished and in-production series. The MIPCOM 2020 Global Upfronts line-up will include up to 14 studios. A+E Networks’ presentation includes the topical series Surviving Jeffrey Epstein, a four-part documentary event that investigates how convicted paedophile Epstein built a global network that preyed on young girls and women. It features first-hand testimony from victims and close observers as it reveals the impact Epstein had on the lives of these vulnerable young women. Also on the A+E Global Upfronts roster: four-part documentary series The Cars That Made The World;
and two-hour special Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne. ViacomCBS Global Upfronts titles include new drama series Your Honour. The 10-episode limited series starring Bryan Cranston, is adapted from the Israeli TV series Kvodo, created by Ron Ninio and Shlomo Mashiach. Also from ViacomCBS, The Stand is dark fantasy web television mini-series, based on the 1978 novel of the same name by Stephen King and starring Whoopi Goldberg. The roster also includes Spongebob spinoff Kamp Koral. The BBC’s MIPCOM Global Upfronts titles include the new factual entertainment series Our DNA Journey. British entertainment duo Ant and Dec, who feature in the first series, will discuss their epic road trip to uncover family members, past and present, they never knew existed. And hit game show Weakest Link has re-launched in the US with a new format, a brand new set and a
Virginia Giuffre, a survivor of Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual trafficking and abuse in Surviving Jeffrey Epstein (A+E Entertainment)
$1m prize. The show is presented during the Upfronts by new host Jane Lynch and executive producer Danish pandemic thriller Sloborn (ZDFE) Ryan O’Dowd. Discovery’s Global Upa session that includes interviews ronts roster includes How Do with award-winning talent includAnimals Do That? for Animal ing writer and showrunner Jed Planet. Produced by Wag TV, the Mercurio, director Deeyah Khan, 40 x 30 mins series asks questions actor Luke Evans and producer including: How do fireflies glow Richard Cowles. Upcoming titles in the dark? And, Why don’t pen- featured include crime thriller Vigguins’ feet freeze? For eight-part il, and new formats including Don’t series Expedition X, produced by Rock The Boat and Let Love Rule. Circle the Globe Productions for Programmes aimed at young Discovery Channel, Josh Gates adults make up the MIPCOM put together a team to undertake Global Upfronts roster for Beta investigations into realms “be- Film. Among them, the seven-part yond the unknown”. And in Leg- series Alive And Kicking in which ends Of The Wild, produced by four teens, Mickey, Yeray, Sam Hit + Run Creative for Discovery and Guada, are locked away on Channel, wilderness experts Da- an island in a mental institution. mian Duffy and Matt Hoffman When Guada has only one day set off to solve some of the mys- left in the institution, all four of teries of the natural world. them make their escape to freeITV Studios’ Upfronts pres- dom. Other titles from Beta Film entation includes new scripted, featured include: The Sea Beyond, non-scripted and format titles in a 12-part drama about an unlikely
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friendship in the rough setting of a Naples youth prison; Wild Republic, the eight-part thriller telling the story of nine juvenile offenders forming their own state; the sixpart coming-of-age drama series Echos; and the 10-part, short-format supernatural thriller Cryptid. All3Media International is showing titles “that entertain and excite — with solutions across the slate for social distancing”. The Search takes girl band Little Mix on a quest to create a new band to join them on their next tour. Challenge show The Cube is back, “a physical show that inherently social distances where simple tasks become frighteningly tricky”. And in the new Studio Lambert/All3Media
America deception game show The Hustler, contestants and viewers turn detective, while hustlers attempt to keep their identities hidden so they can steal the jackpot. ZDF Enterprises’ MIPCOM Global Fronts titles feature international dramas, including Danish pandemic thriller Sloborn, Italian crime series Standing Tall and Spanish thriller Ana. The Game, “a gripping story set in the world of gambling”. ZDFE.drama’s vice-president, Robert Franke, will introduce the company’s MIPCOM Global Upfronts roster. • MIPCOM Global Upfronts are available from Monday, October 12, 09.00 CEST
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‘SHE’S NOT LIKE THE QUEEN AT ALL’ CANNESERIES and MIPCOM World Premiere TV Screening Atlantic Crossing, the new drama series from Beta Film, has been chosen for official selection at this year’s CANNESERIES. Its star Sofia Helin spoke to Julian Newby
Sofia Helin as Crown Princess Martha in Atlantic Crossing, with Kyle MacLachlan as President Roosevelt
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N ATLANTIC Crossing, 1940s Norway is occupied by Nazi Germany. Crown Princess Martha and her children are offered shelter by Franklin D Roosevelt as political refugees in the White House. Her presence there soon influences Roosevelt’s views on events unfolding in Europe. Speaking out against the Nazi tyranny she convinces the President to support Norway — a move that eventually leads to the US joining the war. US actor Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks) stars as Roosevelt and Sweden’s Sofia Helin (The Bridge) plays Norwegian Crown Princess Martha in the eight-hour series. “It was quite a surprise for me to come to understand how challenging it is for a human being to be a part of royalty,” she said soon after the series wrapped. “There is so much in a life like that, that is about containing everything inside yourself, trying to be the perfect person all the time and give the perfect performance in public. Police investigator Saga Noren in the Bridge, she was quite the opposite. As Princess Martha I just could feel my body resisting.
It was like, ‘I just want to get out of this dress!’.” She added: “I feel very sorry for all royalty around the world. It must be so terrible to live like that. It’s like you’re captured. It’s like walking around in a prison.” But while researching the part Helin learned that Martha wasn’t the stereotypical, over-privileged, self-absorbed royal: “She’s not like the queen at
all,” she said. “This woman was all about caring, being
kind, being nice to people.” Helin had to learn Norwegian for the role — for a multilingual script that includes Norwegian, Swedish, English, American-English and German — and the series was shot almost entirely in the Czech Republic, whose backdrop was used for several locations including Washington. “It’s an extraordinary country in that sense, because they have so much history — so much there is very old and not destroyed. You can make any city out of it.” • Atlantic Crossing, World Premiere Screening in association with CANNESERIES, Monday, October 12, 18.30 CEST
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‘It is an absolutely joyous ride’ ON SEPTEMBER 28 the BBC launched BBC Studios Connect, a new, virtual destination that is hosting its premium content catalogue across scripted, unscripted and formats during MIPCOM Online+. One of the features on the site is The Pursuit Of Love Masterclass where the series’ writer, director and star Emily Mortimer is joined by Lily James, Andrew Scott, Dominic West and Emily Beecham to talk about the series adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by Nancy Mitford. And excerpts from the series, unfinished at press time, will be shown during a special BBC session during MIPCOM Online+. The Pursuit Of Love is a romantic comedy-drama about love and friendship, set in Europe between the two World Wars,
and following the adventures and misadventures of the “charismatic and fearless” Linda Radlett, played by Lily James and her best friend and cousin, Fanny Logan, played by Emily Beecham. Consumed by a desire for love and marriage, the two women are on the hunt for the ideal husband and their friendship is put to the test as Fanny settles for a steady life while Linda decides to follow her heart, to increasingly wild and outrageous places. “We just had this lovely community of talent, all with a real vision,” Open Book’s Charles Collier said. “And
we also then craved, frankly, the wonderful creative vision and experience of Matthew Wilson and Frith [Tiplady] at Moonage and that’s been a lovely collaboration, for us to join forces with them and bring this to the BBC and into production.” The Pursuit Of Love is an Open Book and Moonage Pictures production for BBC in the UK. Amazon Studios is co-producing within the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The series is distributed internationally by BBC Studios. Positioning it to viewers or buyers, executive producer at
Moonage Pictures Frith Tiplady, said: “It was very much positioned to be the Christmas treat of this year. So for a buyer it is an absolutely creme-de-la-creme, joyous ride. It is one of the contemporary 20th century novels that is sort of lost, probably because it was written by a woman — yet the characters and the choices the two leads make in their lives are still incredibly relevant today, so it’s got all of the lushness of a period drama but it’s got all the pace of a sense of urgency and passion. And we’ve been very careful to translate that to the screen. And, like the novel, it’s funny.” • The MIPCOM Online+ Market Screening of The Pursuit Of Love is available on Tueday, October 13, from 09.00 CEST
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Was it the wind? Was it aliens? IN JANUARY of 1959, a group of nine students set out on a trek across the icy Ural Mountains of the Soviet Union. Even though they were all experienced skiers and hikers, they never reached their destination. Their bodies turned up a month later, leaving local investigators puzzled. And the mystery has persisted for 60 years, creating conspiracy theories that have ranged from secret military tests to alien invasion. But finally, in the eight-part “high-budget, stylish noir drama series” from Beta Film, Dead Mountain: The Dyatlov Pass Incident — based on de-classified files of the real-life case — the true story can be told. “The scriptwriter of the series is Ilya Kulikov, his filmography includes several cult Rus-
sian police series such as The Cold Case and V.I.P. Cop, which earned him special respect from law enforcement institutions. Consequently he was cleared to access the files of the original investigation,” director of the series, Valeriy Fedorovich, said. Co-director, Evgeniy Nikishov, said they were particularly attracted by Kulikov’s script: “The story is beautifully written and extremely engaging,” he said. But is there a big reveal? Will the conspiracy theories finally be put to bed? “There were different the-
ories about what had happened to the Dyatlov group: that they were running from an avalanche, there was a powerful wind, wild animals, mysterious natural causes — a fireball — or unknown criminals, hunters, runaway prisoners, special services or foreign spies. Many refer to the Dead Mountain curse,” Fedorovich said. “Others blame secret weapon tests that were conducted in the northern Ural Mountains at that time. Aliens and abominable snowmen were not omitted in reference to the
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mystery. Our series refers to almost all of these theories.” “Regardless of whatever answer we give to this mystery, even being 100% confident that we are right, after the release of the final episode there still will be numerous comments, discussions and arguments,” Nikishov said. “Everyone who is engaged in this case, or who has read anything about the Dyatlov Pass incident, has their own theory of what had happened. We do not claim we are in posession of the ultimate truth. Although we are confident in the conclusion we made based on de-classified files.” • Produced by 123 Production, Dead Mountain: The Dyatlov Pass Incident, is screened on Tuesday, October 13, from 09.00 CEST
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Market Intelligence Fresh TV sessions will help buyers to ‘maximise their time’ THREE Fresh TV sessions are happening during MIPCOM Online+, all of them presented by Virginia Mouseler, CEO of Swiss-based research agency The Wit. Once again hosting the presentations, cooking-showstyle, from her kitchen at home, The Wit’s Virginia Mouseler is focusing on programming from MIPCOM Country Of Honour, Korea; as well as a selection of formats and fiction programming from around the world. “We are looking at every country and region for formats that are either newly on-air, or that are about to be launched,” Mouseler said. “And we take
into account how those series correspond with what the market needs and what buyers are currently looking for. Our aim is to help buyers maximise their time, including examining the potential of scripted and non-scripted formats for their development potential. We examine what is working country-by-country and how that resonates with the larger picture of viewing and acquisition trends. We see our role as being a trusted source and an educated and well informed pre-selector that makes buyers’ lives that bit easier.” In a world where there is so much choice, ratings are im-
portant: “How a show performs obviously carries some weight, but we also look at levels of creativity and originality,” Mouseler said. “And if I had to point to one particular trend that will be informing some of the selection MIPCOM delegates will be seeing, I’d say that the recent success of true-crime shows in the UK and elsewhere is significant.” During MIPTV Online+
ler. “Korean TV culture is currently genuinely fascinating to the global TV community,” Mouseler said. “That’s clearly due to the
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Mouseler and her team identified shows based on existing IP, such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock, Mary Shelley’s Dracula and Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, as being a major trend, in part because they minimise risk.
success of The Masked Singer and The Good Doctor, both of which have format and fiction buyers and commissioners wondering what else might be emerging over the coming months.” On top of that, there’s an element of genuine intrigue about how shows that initially seem alien to foreign audiences, might actually be potential global hits. “Korean TV has had a very strong reputation in Asia for many years, but historically its TV IP has not really worked in Western markets,” Mouseler said. “This is clearly changing and we see it as our mission for MIPCOM and beyond to uncover the hidden gems and
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show our audience the series that have real international potential.” As Han Sang-hyuk, chairman of the Korea Communications Commission, said of Korea’s Country Of Honour status: “Korean content is rewriting history across sectors such as drama, K-Pop and movies. Now is the time for Korea to join hands with the world and create a co-operation model for production, distribution, and other areas.” Mouseler added: “It’s not just about finding the less obvious but nonetheless great new ideas, it’s also about keeping an eye on how scripted and unscripted formats develop and evolve over time.” • Fresh TV Korea is on Monday, October 12, from 09.00 CEST
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Tech & Creativity Tech takes on a new importance in the era of COVID-19 A SERIES of MIPCOM Online+ sessions under the heading Tech & Creativity, will feature a number of case studies presented by experts from various aspects of the global content industry. Bill Baggelaar, executive vice-president and chief technology officer at Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), and executive vice-president and general manager of Sony Innovation Studios, presents The Future Of Movie Magic: Real-time Volumetric Virtual Production, focusing on the next-generation virtual production tools that will be key to the future of studios and the production industry. Baggelaar’s current focus is on virtual film and video production and remote technologies. It is his stated mission to collaborate with key players on these technologies, which are taking on new meaning in the age of COVID-19.
“The most important technological hurdles will revolve around keeping crew and talent safe while continuing to create high-quality shows,” Baggelaar says. He adds that studios are making alterations to their work systems that will allow “moving content creation workflows to the cloud”, an activity that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated.
But collaboration cannot be compromised: “There is no replacement for being able to collaborate and iterate on ideas and techniques to make the story better, the production better, a shot better,” he says. Meanwhile virtual production will continue to make strides. “Currently, we have our own Sony Innovation Studios, which is focused on bringing new technologies to production. We’re working on volumetric captures of real-world locations and film sets. This allows us to bring those assets to the controlled environment of a sound stage.” The kind of technological advancements that will help
“Virtual technologies can help to produce stories that might not otherwise have gotten told
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the industry survive the COVID-19 era can also enhance storytelling, the core of the global content industry. “Virtual technologies can help to produce stories that might not otherwise have gotten told,” he says. “It helps in the creative process by allowing for early visualisation of what the final image may look like, which leads to better collaboration and ultimately a better product. We can also have a better environmental impact by reducing our carbon footprint, allowing production to take place where the talent is, rather than having to move an entire crew to particular locations around the world.” Being able to share content remotely will remain an important aspect even as we move out of the COVID-19 era. “Technologies that foster the ability to collaborate and produce and share content remotely, virtually, are key to maintaining high quality and will become even more critical in the future,” Baggelaar says. Other sessions featured in the Tech & Creativity programme include focuses on: Virtual Production; Remote Shooting; Remote And Cloud Production; Real-Time VFX; AI & The Future Of Television Production & Distribution; And Blockchain And Its Benefits To The TV Industry. • The MIPCOM Online+ Tech & Creativity sessions are available from Monday, October 12, 09.00 CEST
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Market Intelligence Experts prepare for the market A high-powered series of insight-driven panels and sessions has been planned for the MIPCOM Warm Up, from October 5 to 8, ahead of MIPCOM week. Andy Fry spoke to some of the people involved AMPERE Analysis research director Guy Bisson presents a session exploring global commissioning and production trends and the future of content. Then follows a super panel discussion comprising Moritz von Kruedener, managing director, Beta Film; Ruth Berry, managing director, global distribution, ITV Studios; and Tim Mutimer, EVP EMEA of Banijay Rights. A key segment in Bisson’s session will be its focus on issues of inclusion and diversity, and how they are influencing commissioning, narrative and competitive positioning. Bisson’s assessment is that “there is an upward trend on embracing diversity, but it’s still a relatively small part of the overall story. Streamers and public broadcasters tend to be leading the way in areas like LGBT+. Where there is a positive move is that content creators are starting to view subjects such as mental health and autism as part of the wider diversity debate.”
HAYLEY Bull, director at content consultancy 3Vision, takes a data-led look at disruption in the global content distribution market — focusing primarily on the recent launch of studio-owned D2C services including Disney+ and HBO Max. 3Vision CEO Toby Russell then explores the issue with Fremantle CEO Jens Richter: “We see an opportunity for large independents like Fremantle, as the studios start to hold back content for their own DTC services,” Richter said. “We see a growing gap to supply content as traditional linear channels start to expand their own on-demand original slates. OMDIA principal analyst Tony Gunnarsson delivers a presentation on the landscape of OTT video service providers globally, from Netflix and Amazon to Disney+ and HBO Max, as well as local and regional competitors, followed by an interview with Jacob Ahlin, director of digital
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Market Intelligence propositions at A+E Networks EMEA. For Gunnarsson, one of the most interesting facts about DTC streamers is “how connected they actually are to the more traditional parts of the TV business. We talk about Netflix, Disney+ etc as being DTC, but most of them have generated scale by partnering with pay-TV platforms. If someone is watching Netflix via Sky or a telco, for example, it raises interesting questions about who really controls the consumer relationship.” WUNDERMAN Thompson director of consumer intelligence, trends and insight, Marie Stafford, leads a session, which asks whether COVID-19 will be a catalyst for governments, businesses and individuals to ‘build back better’. She said: “There are grounds for optimism. We have been tracking sustainability trends for several years. In the past 12 months there has been real momentum — like Microsoft’s commitment to becoming carbon-negative by 2030. That said, there’s still a sense that perhaps things aren’t happening fast enough.” K7 MEDIA’s David Ciaramella explores the resurgence in factual and documentary programming. His view is that “The true-crime bump of 2015 [The Jinx, Making A Murderer] is still impacting the factual landscape and has brought about an audience hunger for more twisting tales that keep you guessing. There has been an explo-
sion of unscripted factual on VOD platforms, which has become a go-to destination for these types of documentaries. We also expect to see more co-production in true crime to compete with the deeper pockets of Netflix and the other giant streamers — as was the case with co-pro Scandinavian Star.” FTI CONSULTING’s senior managing director Daniel Punt leads a session that explored how studios are getting back to work. The session is followed by an interview with Lisa Perrin, managing director, international production, ITV Studios. One obvious question is whether COVID-19 era drama will suffer in terms of quality. Punt said: “This is inevitable. Script modifications will result in noticeable differences. Technology to composite-in background actors exists but doesn’t always look natural and can be pricey. Exotic VFX tech-
Wunderman Thompson’s Marie Stafford
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niques such as face replacement and virtual kissing are expensive and/or not ready for primetime. Virtual production is exciting but exorbitant for TV dramas in
2020. This said, necessity is the mother of invention and constraints can sometimes inspire creative breakthroughs. Call it the Citizen Kane effect!
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• Reaching The Audience: Distribution Strategies Of On-Demand Providers by Omdia – Tony Gunnarsson • New World, New Content Agenda – Global Commissioning & Production Trends And The Future Of Content by Ampere Analysis – Guy Bisson • Measuring What Matters: Global Impact Of Talent Diversity On Audience Demand For Television by Parrot Analytics – Nicole Zamanzadeh • Transform Your Operations Or Somebody Else Will by FTI Consulting – Phil Shuman
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Production Funding Forum Forum is key to bringing cash to content The Production Funding Forum (PFF) takes place live online during the MIPCOM Online+ Warm Up week. The PFF has become a key event for producers and financiers to meet and bring premium content projects to life. Andy Fry spoke to some of the participants
Carey Fitzgerald, managing director of Irish indie producer Silver Mountain, calls the PFF “incredibly important — a great chance to discover new projects. We are an Irish company with one foot in the UK. As executive producers and co-producers we are able to access up to 60% of the budget of suitable productions (TV movies and drama series) from Ireland, so we are actively looking for new projects. We can also raise funds from other countries and through pre-sales for the right projects through our distribution arm.” Silver Mountain’s Carey Fitzgerald
NOW IN its third year, the 2020 PFF is drawing participants from a wide range of territories and genres. Across a packed calendar of networking sessions, they will learn how streamers and broadcasters are looking to address audiences’ needs and discover new ways to find funding and investment partners to finance their projects.
Fitzgerald will be taking part in an Investors’ Brief moderated by Amanda Groom, managing director of co-production specialist The Bridge, which has particular expertise in Asia. Groom’s view is that the 2020 Forum “is a must-visit if you are looking for finance or partners to bring your projects alive. This series of short interviews will involve a broad range of companies, all with an international focus. The participants will share COVID-19 learnings and speak directly to the audience about the creative opportunities they are looking to develop with MIPCOM participants.” The Bridge’s Amanda Groom
Also in conversation with Amanda Groom will be Anke Stoll, vice-president of acquisitions and co-productions, Keshet International (KI). Projects she will discuss include Furia, an eight-part multi-language (Norwegian, German and English) drama co-production with NENT and ZDF that explores the violent world of right-wing extremism — written by showrunner Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen (Mammon) who, with Furia has created “a female Jason Bourne”. Stoll added: “We also have a number of other fully developed projects that we will show to potential partners, ranging from a WW2 drama through to contemporary crime stories.” Keshet International’s Anke Stoll
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Production Funding Forum For Justin Deimen, president of Singapore-based 108 Media, “the Forum introduces us to dedicated and motivated producers and creatives who we would not be able to meet otherwise. For a global IP and content company like 108 Media, we need these touch points to build our activities around.” He added: “Co-production, and having established teams on the ground, are crucial as travel is affected by COVID-19. The business of financing has become less dependent on big companies and more similar to how indie film financing works.” 108 Media’s Justin Deimen
Lorraine Ruckstuhl, industry head, Technology, Media & Telecoms at Barclays, said the Forum can “make people more aware of how the bank can support production companies in the funding of productions. I think one of the key issues affecting Barclays as a finance provider has been the lack of COVID-19 insurance on productions. However, even before the UK government’s restart scheme was announced we worked with producers and our internal risk function to agree parameters which meant we could continue to fund on a case by case basis.” Barclays’ Lorraine Ruckstuhl
Corie Henson, head of unscripted programming, TBS, TNT and truTV, is looking to the positives of the pandemic: “COVID-19 has interrupted viewing habits. Viewers want to watch TV, just Turner’s not the shows we’re Corie Henson currently giving them or how we’re serving it up. So now it’s on us, the programmers, to figure out what to do to shift, address and adapt to these new habits and while some of the short-term effects of COVID-19 are understandably discouraging or despondent, it is also an exhilarating and invigorating challenge that will force innovation.”
A key element of the PFF is its attention to the kids market. Marie McCann, senior director, children’s content, CBC Kids calls the Forum “a great opportunity for CBC Kids to get the message out to producers, distributors and broadcasters from around the globe about what we’re working on and looking CBC Kids’ for. We welcome in- Marie McCann ternational partners that can help us maximise resources and increase the reach of content we create in Canada. We are also on the lookout for great acquisition and co-production opportunities — and they always come your way when folks are familiar with your brand and mandate.”
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Production Funding Forum Among broadcaster attendees is Jessica Kam-Engle, senior vice-president, original production – entertainment, HBO Asia/Warner Media. For her the Forum is “a great way to connect with the international production community. As a commissioner, I’m hoping there will be new opportunities and HBO Asia/Warner Media’s Jessica interesting stories to Kam-Engle discuss with producers”. In the context of COVID-19, “generally, there have been fewer productions, but with higher costs to ensure safety. We’ve also seen a move towards smaller-scale projects with less travel involved, and shooting in pod or isolation-based systems where social distancing is enforced.”
Taka Hayakawa, vice-president, Fuji TV Network in Japan, is looking for drama series: “In the SVOD business, the thing that is going to make Fuji TV Network’s the most difference is Taka Hayakawa the compelling show that people are talking about. These shows bring in new customers and keep those customers.” He added: “Our goal should not be to return to the pre-pandemic status quo, but to build better systems to protect people, while generating wealth and promoting innovation. I’ll be right there with you, trying to create a new and better normal. That’s the DNA of Fuji TV.” For Ana Carolina Lima de Oliviera, head of content at Globoplay, the Forum is “an incredible opportunity” for people to get to know the Brazilian streaming platform. “It provides a possibility for us to form producing partnerships outside Brazil,” she added. “The share of attention with social media and other platforms is imposing a fast rhythm of novelties and productions in the platform.” The company is adapting to the pandemic: “We are returning to shoot some of our projects now but, with fiction and drama, it takes time.” Globoplay’s Ana Carolina Lima
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For Jennifer O’Connell, executive vice-president of original non-fiction and kids programming at HBO Max, “MIPCOM is a great way to connect with peers and colleagues in the industry and the Forum has created a nice opportunity to stay connected amid the pandemic.” O’Connell said that “diversity and inclusion” are key to the integrity of the content industry and its output. “My team is committed to continuing to work with our partners to make sure that we have inclusive creators, casts, and crews connected to our programmes and to create an environment of belonging.”
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Diversity & Inclusion MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards 2020
HE MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards event aims to bring attention to deserving programmes of diverse and inclusive background, spotlighting authentic new and established voices and “recognising positive programming that embraces excellent representation in exemplary shows”. Presenting partners for this year’s Awards are A+E Networks, FilmRise, Telefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund. Also partners in the event are All3Media International, which is presenting the LGBTQ+ category, and trade publication Variety, the event’s media partner. Mark Garner, executive vice-president, content licensing and business development, A+E Networks — Awards presenting partner LASTING, meaningful change will come only when organisations and industry leaders have the fortitude to make a sincere commitment
Dedicated to championing and promoting diversity and inclusion in all its forms across the international television industry, the fourth edition of MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards will take place live during MIPCOM Online+. We spoke to some of the people involved
cally, it’s Star Trek. Danny Fisher, CEO, FilmRise — Awards presenting partner
to diversity and inclusion by evolving discussion into action — improving hiring practices, dedicating budgets and steering investment, and rebuilding industry infrastructure and institutions to achieve equity. MeToo and BLM have forced our industry to be held to account and to take action. Amidst the chaos of 2020, there have been significant shifts in leadership and hopefully what follows are shifts in access to capital leading to greater generational equity. I’ve recently been watching Star Trek Discovery. If ever there was a franchise that showcased diversity organi-
RECENTLY I have seen carousels on OTT platforms highlighting diversity programming on their homepages, which is a major step forward, educating and creating awareness. We all need to come together to ensure that positive changes are made and progress continues on and off camera. What has been so promising in recent years is just how many examples of progress we can point to — not only from FilmRise,
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but across the entertainment landscape — which is strongly reflected in this year’s official film festival selections, as we are indeed screening so many more films directed by, and starring women as well as seeing more stories about people of colour alongside more global representation. We have a long way to go, but I feel the forward momentum will only continue to grow stronger and it’s exciting to be a part of it. Christa Dickenson, executive director and E J Alon, co-lead, Equity and Representation Action Committee, at Telefilm Canada — Awards presenting partner AT TELEFILM, we are firmly committed to evolving and creating a more representative audiovisual community, inclusive of creators who are black, people of colour, and Indigenous, as well as filmmakers from additional under-represented communities, such as LGBTQ2+ and persons with disabili-
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consistently for a few years now. The exciting thing is that many of their eyes have been opened and they are now actively trying to do the right things, and correct troubling issues within the industry and their organisations. Steadily things are improving, however it’s important that this focus is maintained. For exemplary content I’d choose Black Panther. The first black superhero on the big screen with a big budget for production and marketing, plus the back-story breaks previous stereotypes of the African race. It obliterates the oft-used argument that black (or brown) doesn’t sell. Crazy Rich Asians is another good recent example. These movies are hopefully teaching people, that diversity also makes commercial sense.
Nick Smith, executive vice-president, formats, All3Media, category partner — Advisory Board member PEOPLE of power within the industry have, by and large, been saying the right things
Bruna Capozzoli, Advisor & Content Creator — Awards juror I MAY Destroy You, created, written and co-directed by Michaela Coel, is a great example of excellence and authenticity led by an incred-
ibly powerful voice that has so much to add to the art of storytelling. In addition to the show’s unique style, there is pluralism across all elements, from the casting and settings, to the soundtrack. It is the perfect example of the excitement that unheard stories can bring to the industry and resonate so much with the viewers. Thanks to the MeToo and BLM movements, professionals are less alone when pointing out racism, sexism and other abuses in the workplace. They have a movement to turn to and a network to support them in the fight for an equal, inclusive and diverse industry. Bunmi Akintonwa, CEO, Little Black Book Company — Advisory Board member BLM and MeToo have pushed our industry a little closer to reality. TV content has become less predictable, less of a treadmill. Commissioners are looking beyond their usual talent pool and providers. Festivals and markets have
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agendas to encourage and reward in a way that is more inclusive. By adding women’s voices, minority voices, unrepresented voices, we get genuinely new stories told in new ways. It’s made people stop and question what normal is. What was happening before, it was a small group of people dominating our screens off and on made no sense at all. It never did. The impact of being able to think and create freely without first second-guessing what, whom, where and why a producer/commissioner/casting agent believes their audience will want, accept or reject will have positive repercussions for content for years… and may attract some good creatives to the industry. David Cornwall, Managing Director, Scorpion Television — Advisory Board member WE’VE only really started to consider this issue seriously in the last five years or so. It has come to a head this year with the killing of George Floyd and seems to be a piv-
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otal moment. I can’t speak for the worldwide industry but in the UK there has been incremental progress. This year has seen all the major UK broadcasters take concrete steps to address the imbalance in representation, which is a good thing. I believe international broadcasters are taking note. The much-praised drama I May Destroy You from Micaela Coel showed a vision of London that I very much recognised. A very diverse city with all races interacting. Deborah Williams, CEO, The Creative Diversity Network (CDN) — Awards juror
MORE than anything, the biggest effect MeToo and BLM have had has been to acknowledge bad behaviours and seek to stamp them out. This is not yet as successful as it needs to be, but there’s more room for more people to talk about what they have and are experiencing. The industry is beginning to see that it is not as special as it thinks it is, with its audiences saying that the way we work is not good enough. People I know are not having a good time and that reflects onto what they watch and do not watch. The rise of values and ethos with the OTTs and VODs means that more traditional television is having to do more to keep people interested. I think the last place that needs looking at is production. There are still lots of bad habits that need to be redressed there.
tion. I think there has been more progress on screen but much less off screen. Productions need to have an authentic voice, so the whole team needs to be diverse and inclusive, to truly reflect the society in which we now live. My favourite example of a truly diverse — on and off screen — children’s show is Apple Tree House, which is a live-action drama on CBeebies. Another show I think weaves in diversity and inclusivity naturally is The Good Doctor. MeToo and BLM have made people realise that things need to change and improve. I think they have both triggered an anger that means that the status quo will no longer be tolerated. Mounia Aram, CEO, Mounia Aram Company — Awards juror
it should be an opportunity — an opportunity to discover other cultures, other people, and moreover to show the world as it is. As I always say, diversity is not a trend, we are diversity! One of my favourite series that reflects diversity in the widest meaning of the term is How To Get Away With Murder. It has a strong, brilliant and powerful female character, Annalise Keating, with Viola Davis in the role — who for too long was relegated to secondary roles. Luckily the entertainment industry has talented minds like Shonda Rhimes who are not afraid to cast talented African American actresses in leading roles. Nacer Zorgani, media independent advisor & writer — Awards juror
Kay Benbow, children’s media specialist — Awards juror
There has been a lot of talk but probably not enough ac-
IT IS great to raise these discussions about diversity, however there is still some progress to be made. I still don’t understand how some (not all!) broadcasters and producers see diversity in their content as a risk while
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IN THE UK, LatAm, Europe and even in my country, France, where the 12 million people who are recognised as people with specific needs, or with a disability, still remains a large under-represented minority. But there has been slow but unprecedented progress, and disability, ethnicity
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Diversity & Inclusion — valuing differences — are becoming key elements for producers and scriptwriters. From Walter White’s son’s character in Breaking Bad to Netflix’s paralympic documentary Rising Phoenix, things are moving and we can easily measure and track the benefits — better representation, better understanding, and positive social and economic impact. We have to remember the long road from Sydney Poitier in In The Heat Of The Night to Black Panther. Also think of Thelma & Louise. Imagine what a movie like that would be nowadays. The most beautiful thing we can do is to accept the different. I am Arab, bald, blind, French and Muslim. Which content would be mine? Patrick Connolly, senior vice-president, programming and marketing, AMC Networks International — Awards juror
THERE is a lot more work to be done. As an industry we have an obligation to make sure the stories we tell — and who tells them — are a true
representation of our society. More awareness and an increasing demand for more diverse programming is causing a positive shift but we still have a long way to go. AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe has encapsulated a very diverse world and ecosystem over seasons with deaf, black, Hispanic, and LGBTQ+ characters and is something we’re quite proud of. Awareness, awareness, awareness and ultimately action both in front of and behind the camera are crucial. My hope is that the increased sensitivity and awareness we are seeing in response to MeToo and BLM continues. The march is definitely forward but it is long and winding. I think that the range of decision makers and influencers not only has to broaden but be heard.
tions of power to see actual change in the industry. It’s not enough to just have a black lead or a show featuring two dads. It’s important to integrate these voices at every step of development and production to really change the television landscape and effect change for the younger generations. Ultimately, having a richer tapestry of creatives and stakeholders behind a project can only elevate the stories you produce. It is clear that there is actual change happening not just in front of the camera, but behind it as well. However there is still a way to go in order to ensure that diversity and inclusion are the norm on television and not just a token in an otherwise white and male broadcast slate.
Shabnam Rezaei, co-founder & president, Big Bad Boo Studios — Awards juror
Wincie Knight, senior director, global inclusion strategies, ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), EMEA — Awards juror
WHAT MeToo and BLM have brought to light is that women and people of colour need to be in posi-
IN THE UK, ViacomCBS is a member of the Creative
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Diversity Network (CDN), which is chaired this year by our CEO, Maria Kyriacou. The organisation is leading the efforts to increase diversity on and off screen within the UK’s television industry and has this year released their third cut of data looking at the make up of the TV industry and we’ll keep sharing our data with them to follow progress. One of my favourite shows, which I think acknowledges cultural diversities in a great way, is Huang’s World. It’s an American TV documentary series hosted by Eddie Huang in which he explores race, identity, multiculturalism through food. On the kids side, I think The Loud House and its spin-off The Casagrandes are really good kids shows when it comes to diversity. They include different types of families: large families, families with two dads, disability, various diverse heritages and all in a fun and organic way. VOD platforms have been a great way to get different types of stories and we now have access to borderless storytelling.
The MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards 2020 are live on MIPCOM Online+, Tuesday, October 13, at 18.30 CEST
INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT The year 2020 will be the one in which free advertising-supported on demand (AVOD) streaming TV services will flourish, according to Adam Lewinson, chief content officer at the fast-growing US AVOD platform Tubi. He spoke to Juliana Koranteng ahead of MIPCOM Online+ TUBI chief content officer Adam Lewinson is participating during this year’s inaugural MIPCOM Online+ to acquire content and to talk about the significant inroads both Tubi and the emerging AVOD sector are making. Lewinson will take part in Tubi’s session that looks at content personalisation for global audiences. Acquired by media powerhouse Fox Corporation for a reported $440m in March, Tubi has seen demand grow as the COVID-19 pandemic-enforced quarantines have encouraged more viewers to tune in. “It’s a great time for AVOD to thrive because consumers are looking for free streaming options,” Lewinson said. “This is when everyone wants to watch comfort TV and movies and we want to underscore our strategy to democratise the world’s content.” The industry’s advertising revenue that plummeted as TV struggled against the COVID-19 crisis, appears to be coming back. “There was a dip in advertising at the pandemic’s start,” he said. “But in the US, the ad sales market has gone back to normal and exceeded expectations is some cases.” Tubi is working with more than 250 content partners, including the major Hollywood studios and production conglomerates All3Media, Endemol Shine Group and Fremantle. Its library includes 80,000 hours of content in the US alone. The company acquires premium content and then localises it for its international audience. The service is currently available in the US, Mexico — via a deal with TV Azteca — Canada, Australia and New Zealand. It is in talks to launch in the UK next. Bollywood movies are being added in the US, where there is a huge demand for the India-originated genre. Japanese media group TMS Entertainment has licensed to Tubi the English- and Spanish-language rights to Anpanman, Asia’s most popular kids franchise, following discussions that kickstarted at MIPCOM 2019. “Anpanman already boasts a staggering $60bn in merchandise sales even though it has never left Asia,” he says. A similar deal is in the works for The Magic Brush, a China-originated kids-and-family title, from Hong Kong-headquartered sales group All Rights Entertainment. • Tubi: Content Personalisation For Global Audiences, Friday, October 16, from 09.00 CEST
‘IT’S A GREAT TIME FOR AVOD TO THRIVE’
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China Showcase China invites world to virtual Pavilion CHINA participation remains strong at MIPCOM Online+ with an enhanced online presence, as well as a number of showcase and market screening sessions. Organised by The State Council Information Office of China, and National Radio and Television Administration of China, the China Pavilion will bring together more than 30 broadcasters, production, distribution and service companies including CITVC, SMG, Huace, Jetsen Huashi, Linmon Pictures, Youku, Tencent, IQIYI, Huawei and many more. This is the biggest number of Chinese companies to take part in the China Pavilion at any MIP market to date. The Virtual China Pavilion will showcase more than 200 programmes to global buyers and
platforms, including around 80 dramas/TV Series, 80 animations, almost 20 documentaries and 20 further shows and formats in various genres. Co-organised by Shanghai WingsMedia, the China Pavilion feature a series of content showcases, covering different content genres including drama, animation, documentary and formats. Additionally, the China Pavilion will hold a screening session, presenting With You, a realistic drama about the current pandemic. With a total of seven sessions, this year’s MIPCOM Online+ will see a record number of sessions from China showcasing the most important content to have come out of the country over the past year. Of key interest to those in the formats space will be the contin-
Love In Shanghai
Nothing But Thirty
uation of the Wisdom In China sessions, showcasing China’s
emerging new talent and productions in the formats space.
CONTENT FROM CHINA DRAMA
• Glory and Dream: Perfect World Pictures • Nothing But Thirty: Hangzhou IX Media • Go Ahead: China Huace Film & TV • Guardians Of The Ancient Oath: China International Television Corporation • The Qin Empire IV: Future TV • Love In Shanghai: S hanghai Media Group, Oriental Pearl Group, SMG Pictures, WingsMedia • Song Of Youth: Dongyanghuanyu Film&Television Culture • To Dear Myself: Jetsen Huashi WangJu (Changzhou) • The Long Night: Beijing Iqiyi Science & Technology • The Legend Of Xiao Chuo: Tencent Video • Game Changer: Hishow Entertainment • Airbenders: Migu
• CoNaBLUE II: Fz Entertainment • Team S.T.E.A.M.!: Guang Dong Winsing Company Limited • Mini Town: Hangzhou Steamworks Creative • Tea Zen & Kung Fu Sock: Uyoung (Tian Jin) Animation Culture & Media • Mini Mind Warriors: Shanghai Left Pocket Animation Studio • Boonie Bears: Monster Plan: Fantawild Animation • Mighty Goat Squad: Creative Power Entertaining • Go Go Dino S5: Guangzhou Lotta Animation Design • Dragon Force: Hyper Dimension Interactive Entertainment • Panda Pet Vet: Guangdong Xiaoge Zhidao Culture Communication • Teo The Amazing Lion: Maple Toon Animation Studio • Sunny Girl No.23: HuNan Golden Eagle Animation • Pay back 45’: Youku Information Technology(Beijing)
• L ife Matters – Inside Wuhan’s Redzone: Shanghai Media Group, Oriental Pearl Group, SMG Pictures, WingsMedia • The Survival Guide On Mars: FAB World Culture & Comms • Top Facility: C hina International Television Corporation • The Journey Of Chinese Plants: China International Television Corporation • Delicacies At Sunrise: Beijing Iqiyi Science & Technology • Tough Out: Beijing Iqiyi Science & Technology • Footprints In The Snow: Future TV • Football Roadmap: Future TV • Africa’s Business Heroes: Youku Information Technology (Beijing)
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FORMATS WISDOM IN CHINA • Singing With Legends: Dragon TV • Sisters Who Brave Winds And Waves: Mango TV • Action: Tencent Video
Japan In Focus Japanese drama gets global exposure during 11th annual Awards IN LINE with its mission to develop overseas business opportunities for Japanese broadcasters and television producers, the Japan Com-
JBA’s Kimio Maruyama
mercial Broadcasters Association (JBA) has formed the International Content Development Committee, whose purpose is specifically to support all international business endeavours of JBA members. “What’s important right now is our support for JBA members who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 crisis and its negative impact on economic activity in general,” the Committee’s chairman, Kimio Maruyama, president of Chukyo TV, said. “We want to show the world how Japanese broadcast companies have contributed to their respective regions and how they carry
out their responsibilities as reliable media.” To that end, the MIPCOM Buyers Awards, a joint project of Reed MIDEM and sponsored by the International Drama Festival in Tokyo, led by the JBA, is seen to be instrumental in promoting deserving TV drama productions. “International buyers get to see and understand the positive aspects of Japanese TV drama through a judged contest,” Maruyama said. Buyers with high profiles in the international content business serve as the competition’s jurors, and so the positive influence on other potential buyers is significant and immediate. “Jurors automatically are drawn to productions that they themselves would want to present in their home markets,” Maruyama said. “It definitely has a striking effect on each member company’s business
MIPCOM is key to Japanese growth PEOPLE are spending more time at home in order to avoid spreading COVID-19 — and a beneficiary of this phenomenon is Netflix, whose success has been notable in multiple markets. This is good news for Japanese television content creators, according to Japanese entertainment commentator Tomoko Hasegawa. “The popularity of South Korean content on Netflix has been impressive,” Hasegawa said. “If Japanese people see this success, then they will think, ‘Why not Japanese content as well?’” Last month Kiyoshi Kurosawa won the Silver Lion at the Venice
Film Festival as best director for Wife Of A Spy, which was produced by NHK for its 8K channel. And commercial operators have upped their activity abroad too. “Fuji TV is co-producing The Window, a drama series about English Premier League football, with overseas partners. And after the success of the drama Mother, Nippon TV is selling variety show ideas to foreign broadcasters. TBS’s hit banking drama Hanzawa Naoki is also a hit in Taiwan,” Hasegawa said. “TV Asahi’s popular programme Ranking The Stars will be distributed internationally in partnership with Warner Bros. And TV Tokyo
is developing its animated series, Naruto, in China, with tie-ins to events and merchandising. “Japan’s domestic market is vast — third behind the US and China in terms of revenue — so in the past the industry didn’t feel the need to sell abroad, but in recent years advertising revenues have fallen, so producers have to look for new business opportunities,” Hasegawa said. “For example SPO Entertainment, one of the biggest content distributors/ exhibitors in Japan, is making Japanese dramas for the Asian market as well as opening a YouTube channel, Drama Japan, in
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opportunity by promoting programme sales.” Second-quarter earnings for Japan’s television industry in 2020 saw a decrease of 26% and COVID-19 has delayed TV drama productions and curtailed other broadcast activities. MIPCOM is therefore more significant than ever this year, according to Maruyama. “It’s the biggest international content market, and MIPCOM Online+ is predicted to attract around 10,000 views from all over the world, which is great news for nominees for these Awards. This is a great opportunity to promote the newest Japanese drama content to the world, under very difficult circumstances.” • The 11th edition of the MIPCOM Buyers Awards for Japanese Drama is on Tuesday, October 13, 13.30 CEST
North America, to present Japanese TV series. The key is not only getting Japanese producers to go overseas, but to get potential foreign partners to come to Japan — after the pandemic is over. That’s why MIPCOM Online+ is so important this year.
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BBC STUDIOS THE NORTH Water is a four-part thriller from the UK’s BBC Studios. Starring Colin Farrell, Jack O’Connell and Stephen Graham, it is set in the UK and the ice floes of the Arctic in the late 1850s. The North Water tells the story of a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as ship’s doctor on a whaling expedition. The story becomes a search for redemption against the backdrop of a struggle for survival. Other scripted content from BBC Studios includes: The Pursuit Of Love (3 x 60 mins), a romantic comedy about love and friendship, set in Europe between the two World Wars; and The Watch (8 x 45 mins), a supernatural comedy featuring characters based on those created by Sir Terry Pratchett in his Discworld stories.
The North Water (BBC Studios)
BOAT ROCKER STUDIOS
DEATH Of Friends is a mystery thriller in which an island paradise descends into a nightmare when a man thought to be missing returns and disrupts a happy family, causing the parents to disappear. The company, with offices in LA, Paris and Berlin, is also highlighting two further titles. My Funeral features a grumpy, unfulfilled man who is convinced his life is ending when faced with an incurable brain tumour, so hosts his own funeral. The second season of The Sommerdahl Murders, set in a Danish coastal town, sees detective Dan Sommerdahl’s marriage come under severe My Funeral (Dynamic Television) strain.
ANNA’s Occasions (10 x 22 mins) features baking expert Anna Olson and is a Boat Rocker Studios and Triton HQ co-production. Olson’s new collection includes recipes for kids’ and adults’ birthdays, weddings, as well as desserts for large or intimate dinners, providing step-by-step recipes and helpful tips and tricks for event-appropriate presentation, decor and hosting.
Anna’s Occasions (Boat Rocker Studios)
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Content for Sale CINEFLIX RIGHTS A MIPCOM priority for London-based Cineflix Rights is the four seasons of gun-slinging sci-fi thriller Wynonna Earp (49 x 60 mins). The series follows Wyatt Earp’s great-granddaughter as she battles demons and other supernatural beings. Other content on offer from Cineflix Rights includes: Wizard Of Paws (11 x 30 mins), in which pet prosthetics pioneer Derrick Campana gives troubled animals a new lease on life with one-of-a-kind limbs; Who Was The Real Neanderthal? (1 x 60 mins), an exploration of our prehistoric cousins; and UK reality series Ambulance: Code Red (10 x 60 mins).
ORANGE SMARTY 25 SIBLINGS (1 x 70 mins/58 mins) is a new reality film from Expectation TV for the UK’s BBC 2 and BBC 3, presented at MIPCOM by Orange Smarty. The story follows Oli, a 21-year-old man with Asperger’s, who was born to two mums in London. He discovers he has 25 siblings from the same American sperm-donor dad. Desperate to be part of this new family, Oli travels to the US, meeting his donor and joining a mass sibling reunion. Full of humour, the film follows the fragile dynamics in this new type of family.
Wynonna Earp (Cineflix Rights) 25 Siblings(Orange Smarty)
ABOUT PREMIUM CONTENT (APC) INCLUDED in Paris-based APC’s MIPCOM slate are: Unseen (8 x 52 mins) is a French-language drama series, set in a village in which people mysteriously become gradually invisible; new archive-based documentary Yul Brynner: The Magnificent (1 x 52 mins), profiling the actor’s career all the way to Hollywood; Nehama (10 x 52 mins), an Israeli comedy family drama; and BBC/S4C hit drama Keeping Faith, currently filming its third season in a co-production deal with Acorn Media Enterprises for all rights to the third season across the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand for AMC Networks’ streaming service Acorn TV, plus home entertainment in the UK and Eire.
MEDIAWAN DRAMA series Moloch features an ambitious young journalist who joins forces with a psychiatrist to investigate mysterious cases of spontaneous combustion in an industrial seaside town. Other priority international dramas include: Cheeky Business, about an erotic chat service; romance Wonderland; and The War Is Over, about young concentration camp survivors returning home. Documentaries from Mediawan include: Global Science; The Real Story Of Santa; Royals At War; and Honorable Men.
Keeping Faith (APC)
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Content for Sale ABACUS Media Rights presents In The Footsteps Of Killers, starring actor Emilia Fox and UK criminologist Professor David Wilson. Investigating an unsolved murder like a documentary, though filmed like a drama, they reinvestigate the evidence while meeting police, victim’s relations, witnesses, journalists and experts. Another priority is supernatural drama Trickster (6 x 60 mins), about an Indigenous teen in a coastal town in British Columbia.
In The Footsteps Of Killers (Abacus Media Rights)
BETA FILM ON THE roster from Germany’s Beta Film are: drama series from Spain’s Movistar+, Tell Me Who I Am (9 x 60 mins) about Amalia Garayoa, who sheds her bourgeois heritage in 1930s Madrid out of love for a revolutionary; drama Labyrinth Of Peace (6 x 60 mins), about a Swiss industrial family clan, in the aftermath of World War II; Russian thriller Dead Mountain – The Dyatlov Pass Incident (8 x 60 mins), which is based on true events when a group of hikers died in mysterious circumstances in the 1950s; and period series Atlantic Crossing starring US actor Kyle MacLachlan as President Franklin D Roosevelt and Sofia Helin as Norwegian Crown Princess Martha.
Tell Me Who I Am (Beta Film)
RED ARROW STUDIOS INTERNATIONAL (RASI) HOW TO Become Superhuman is a new format from RASI in which a group of celebrities take on an incredible challenge. Mentors prepare them with intense training courses, including: a cold specialist who plunges them into icy baths and sends them climbing in a snowstorm; a champion free-diver who teaches them how to cope in limited oxygen environments; and a shaolin monk who teaches them how thinking like a warrior can help. After three weeks, they scale one of the world’s highest and most challenging mountains, wearing as little clothing as possible. How To Become Superhuman (RASI)
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FUGITIVE FUGITIVE’s new partnership with US streamer Topic. com sees it acquire four new Topic Originals. Second City Presents: The Last Show Left On Earth (4 x 30 mins) is a new comedy series created with Second City, the improvisational theatre troupe. Each show features original sketches, musical performances and footage from the Second City vaults. In The Guru Inside You (4 x 12 mins) false ‘prophet’ Sri Kumare gives spiritual guidance with wild and funny teachings on a range of hot issues. What’s Your Ailment With Maria Bamford (10 x 40 mins) sees comedian Maria Bamford use her compassion and humour to explore the realities of depression and anxiety. Rough Draft With Reza Aslan (8 x 60 mins) sees the writer, producer and unflinching provocateur in conversation with celSecond City Presents: The Last Show ebrated novelists, screenLeft On Earth (Fugitive) writers and musicians.
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Content for Sale AVALON DISTRIBUTION BRITISH satirical puppet show, Spitting Image is returning with new characters, including Donald Trump, Prince Andrew, Vladimir Putin, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, RuPaul, Boris Johnson, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron. As with the series made in the 80s and 90s, some scripts will be written and new puppets made close to delivery to ensure each episode is topical. Spitting Image co-creator Roger Law heads the show’s creative team and two series of 10 episodes have been ordered Spitting Image (Avalon Distribution) by UK streaming service BritBox.
Blown Away (Distribution360)
BLOWN Away (10 x 30 mins) is brought to the international market by Distribution360. Created and produced by marblemedia for Netflix and Blue Ant’s Makeful in Canada, Blown Away is a competition series featuring exceptional glassblowers. In each episode, hosted by Nick Uhas with glass master Katherine Gray, glassblowers working to a brief must impress a panel of experts or risk being eliminated. At stake is a cash prize and a life-changing career offer. Blown Away is available worldwide excluding Canada and SVOD platforms.
NEW PROGRAMMING from A+E Networks includes: Endurance: The Hunt For Shackleton’s Ice Ship (1 x 120 mins), which follows the search for Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton’s ship, destroyed in 1914; Surviving Jeffrey Epstein (4 x 60 mins), an investigation into Epstein’s global network that preyed on young girls and women; and drama Sleeping With Danger (1 x 20 mins) about a seemingly perfect romance that turned violent, sending the woman into hiding while police attempt to bring her former partner to justice.
Endurance: The Hunt For Shackleton’s Ice Ship (A+E Networks)
BEYOND Rights is launching World’s Greatest Paintings (10 x 60 mins) to the international market. Presenter Andrew Marr tells the stories behind 10 great paintings, with the added insight of renowned experts, from artists Pablo Picasso, Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, JMW Turner, Claude Monet, John Constable, Diego Velazquez, Rembrandt van Rijn, John Everett Millais and Sandro Botticelli.
World’s Greatest Paintings (Beyond Rights)
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THE NEWEST title brought to market by California-based Rive Gauche Television is The Killer Truth (8 x 60 mins), a series that tells the story of a single murder through the five people most intimately connected to the case. These five distinct points of view may include the victim’s family, the lead detective, a reporter, the suspect, the defence attorney and even the killer.
TRUE-crime producer Woodcut Media is bringing The Beverley Allitt Tapes (3 x 60 mins) to the international market, a documentary that explores the crimes committed by a young paediatric nurse. A Sky Crime commission, The Beverley Allitt Tapes looks at how a shy young nurse went on to serve 13 life sentences for the murder and grievous bodily harm of 13 children in 1991. Using police interviews — most of which have not been heard before — the series follows the investigators who brought her to justice, the medical professionals seeking explanations and features the parent whose child had a lucky escape. The Beverley Allitt Tapes (Woodcut Media)
The Killer Truth (Rive Gauche Television)
STUDIOCANAL THE KING Of Warsaw (8 x 60 mins) is a new drama series set in 1937 Warsaw. The series features the Jewish mafia before the outbreak of World War II under the leadership of Buddy Kaplica (Arkadiusz Jakubik), a Polish gangster-socialist with connections in high places, and a ruthless boxer, Jakub Szapiro (Michał Zurawski). Against the backdrop of a growing conflict between socialists and fascists, Buddy’s gangster empire and Szapiro’s future are drawn into political conspiracy and mob war. Produced by Aurum Film for NC+, the series is Canal+ Poland’s biggest TV series production to date. Studiocanal has worldwide distribution rights.
The King Of Warsaw (Studiocanal)
FREMANTLE FROM Fremantle’s MIPCOM documentary slate is sixpart series Empires Of New York which chronicles the rise of five 1980s icons against the backdrop of MTV, 24-hour news, hip-hop, drugs and the onset of AIDS. Scripted content from Fremantle includes the serial adaptation of 1978 bestseller We Children From Bahnhof Zoo. Inspired by the memoirs of Christiane F., the series follows teenagers in Berlin’s drugs scene. Rolling In It is a game-show format in which three contestants are paired with a celebrity to answer general knowledge questions. But first they must roll a coin down a giant arcade board to find out how much each question is worth. Rolling In It (Fremantle)
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HG DISTRIBUTION SKATE The World (13 x 60 mins) features Mathieu Cyr as he explores different countries through skateboarding communities, but also the arts, history and architecture of Japan, France, Poland, Germany, Canada (Montreal), Spain, Israel, US East Coast and West Coast, Brazil, Morocco, Cuba and Mexico. Another factual series from the Quebec-based distributor is Wild Game (9 x 30 mins), following Rich Francis as he joins hunters and gatherers, farmers and fishermen to learn, catch and cook using the best natural, wild ingredients.
DOCUMENTARY specialist Dogwoof highlights new film 76 Days during MIPCOM. Set in the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak, this intimate documentary captures the struggles and human resilience in the battle to survive the pandemic in Wuhan, China. Another title, On The Record, profiles a former hip-hop executive as she wrestles with the decision whether to make public her rape by one of the most powerful men in the industry, Russell Simmons. The film also includes interviews with prominent community leaders, activists, journalists and academics, who speak about the challenges women face when dealing with sexual violence in society.
Skate The World (HG Distribution) 76 Days (Dogwoof)
NENT STUDIOS UK NENT Studios UK’s recently announced partnership with Crackit Productions will see 40 hours of new factual content added to its catalogue. A&E: After Dark (6 x 60 mins) uses exclusive access to the Hull Royal Infirmary in the UK to highlight the challenges facing Britain’s NHS staff on night shifts. Shoplifters: At War With The Law (6 x 60 mins) focuses on those tasked with trying to prevent thefts from retail outlets. There are also two series of Britain’s Deadliest Kids (12 x 60 mins), an examination of some of the most brutal and disturbing crimes of recent years.
Shoplifters: At War With The Law (NENT Studios UK)
NIPPON TELEVISION NETWORK IN GAME show Mute It!, from Japan’s Nippon Television Network, contestants play games in the Hall of Silence. If they make too much noise, they are eliminated from the games by the Sound Watchman. For players who succeed in the first three stages, the final round gives them a chance to win a big cash prize. The format can work in episodes lasting from 30 minutes to 120 minutes.
Mute It! (Nippon Television Network)
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The Choice 2020: Trump Vs. Biden (PBS International)
FRONTLINE election special The Choice 2020: Trump Vs. Biden (1 x 114 mins) features revealing interviews with those who know the candidates best. Further HD content from PBS includes: Touching The Asteroid (1 x 60 mins), about a scientific project to capture a piece of an asteroid and bring it back to Earth; Queen And The Coup (1 x 60 mins), about an extraordinary plot by MI6 and the CIA to replace the leader of Iran on the first anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign; and Driving While Black (2 x 60 mins/1 x 120 mins), which chronicles the history of African Americans on the road from the 1930s to the late 1960s, a transformative period in American racial, cultural, and social history.
Watch! (Media Ranch)
TRUE-crime series Moochie (6 x 45 mins) is a highlight for Paris-based Terranoa during MIPCOM. Combining observational documentary with scripted narrative the film follows the fate of Dayonte who faces the death penalty. It’s due for delivery mid-2021. Terranoa is also bringing four newly completed history titles: The 1,001 Faces Of Palmyra; Vatican: The Secret Of The Pope’s City; The Fabulous History Of Skiing; and D’artagnan: Searching For The True Musketeer. Also available is My America, a 104 mins special ahead of the US Moochie (Terranoa) election.
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60-MINUTE format Watch! combines competition with variety and is brought to Cannes by Media Ranch. Two teams watch five live acts, including musicians, dancers, comedians and magicians. After each act the host asks the teams questions about the performance and the more they remember the more money they win. The format aired in Germany on Prosieben and is now available worldwide, excluding Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, US and UK. The company also brings 12 Star Hotel (8 x 60 mins), a format that sees 12 celebrities take over a real hotel, work every position from management to maid-service and try to serve the public with no outside help for two weeks.
Catch up with our latest issue! This month finds us all settling into a new rhythm, with kids returning to school and our businesses starting to ramp back up to full speed. We hope it’s all going as smoothly as possible for you! As you get ready to participate in MIPCOM and the Festival of Licensing virtually, please check out our October 2020 issue of Kidscreen, with a special “Kids of 2022” section highlighting new research that paints a picture of what kid life will be like in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Just click on the cover to dive right in. We hope you enjoy the read! All our best, Your friends at Kidscreen
Content for Sale ELECTRIC ENTERTAINMENT
THE MIPCOM slate from Electric Entertainment includes: Almost Paradise (10 x 60 mins), starring Christian Kane as a US DEA agent, forced into early retirement due to bad health, who moves to the Philippines and is then drawn into local cases; Leverage 2.0 (16 x 60 mins), about a specialist team who aim to take down the powerful and help the powerless; four seasons of supernatural series The Outpost (49 x 60 mins); and feature films The Cat And The Moon, Who We Are Now and Southern Comfort.
THE SHORT History Of The Long Road (1 x 94 mins) is about a teenage girl who grew up living out of a van with her charismatic father. When tragedy strikes she must learn to integrate into society. Other titles from Filmrise include: documentary Deep In Vogue (1 x 63 mins), which explores themes from the politics of the vogue community; State Of Texas Vs. Melissa, profiling the first Hispanic woman sentenced to death in Texas; music documentary series Icon (6 x 60 mins); Bloodline Detectives (20 x 60 mins), which explores crime-solving techniques; The Dog Doc (1 x 101 mins), about a vet who combines conventional medicine with alternative therapies; and drama film Driveways (1 x 83 mins).
Almost Paradise (Electric Entertainment)
BLUE ANT INTERNATIONAL A HIGHLIGHT for Toronto-based Blue Ant International during MIPCOM is 9/11 Kids (1 x 78 mins/1 x 88 mins), an HD documentary that profiles the second-graders who were reading with George W Bush when the World Trade Towers were attacked. Now in their twenties, they offer a window into post-9/11 America, revealing themes of race and inequality. Another priority is After The Wildfires (1 x 60 mins), a 4K and HD account of the wildfires that ravaged Australia in 2019. The Short History Of The Long Road (FilmRise)
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9/11 Kids (Blue Ant International)
A TV feature adaptation of Wireless Operator, a play by Bob Baldwin and Max Kinnings, is planned by Grand River Productions, in partnership with producer The Bridge. The story focuses on the experiences of the WW2 bomber crews who faced the moral dilemma of repeated attacks on civilians and was inspired by the un-diagnosed PTSD of Baldwin’s father. MIPCOM ONE BOOK • 93 • October 2020
Content for Sale ENTERTAINMENT ONE (EONE)
MIPCOM highlights from eOne include new drama and factual content. Dramas include: Feudal (8 x 60 mins), following six dysfunctional half-siblings battling for control of a ramshackle summer resort in Nova Scotia; suspenseful series Cruel Summer (10 x 60 mins), executive-produced by Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple; and Family Law (10 x 60 mins), in which suspended personal-injury lawyer and recovering alcoholic Abby works in her estranged father’s law firm. Factual highlights include London Zoo: An Extraordinary Year (2 x 60 mins/working title), a glimpse of the zoo in the nationwide lockdown, revealing how animals and keepers have adapted to crises throughout the last 100 years; and the second season of Lost Worlds & Hidden Treasures (3 x 60 mins).
TWO PERIOD dramas top the MIPCOM slate for Film UA. Family saga There Will Be Humans (12 x 46 mins) is set at the beginning of the 20th century against the backdrop of world war and the onset of the Soviet regime. Love In Chains (48 x 45 mins) is set in the 19th century and features Kateryna, who was born into serfdom yet raised as a lady by her landlord. But for everyone else she is just a serf, striving for freedom, love and happiness. There are two seasons available, with a third in production.
There Will Be Humans (Film UA)
Family Law (eOne)
ALBATROSS WORLD SALES ALBATROSS World Sales’ MIPCOM documentary lineup includes: On Thin Ice (1 x 52 mins/4K), featuring images of climate change from the Russian Arctic; Africa’s Wild Roommates – How Animals Share Bed And Board (1 x 52 mins/4K); Banquet Of The Beasts – The Cycle Of Life (1 x 52 mins/4K), a scientific exploration of what happens to dead animals in the wild; and a natural history portrait of Bohemia’s lifeline, Vltava – River Of Gold (1 x 52 mins/HD).
RETURN Of The Wild (4 x 30 mins) features Killian McLaughlin, a lawyer and zoo builder, who is on a mission to build a unique wildlife park in Donegal, Ireland. On 23 acres of woodland, he aims to populate the land with animals long extinct in Ireland including wolves, brown bears and wild boar. The series is a Moondance production for RTE.
Return Of The Wild (RTE)
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Content for Sale SMALL WORLD INTERNATIONAL THE LATEST reality format from Small World International is 50 Men, 50 Mats (8 x 60 mins). At the start of each episode Caleb Jude Packham — aka the Wellness Warrior — takes to the road in his VW Kombi, complete with juice bar, in search of 50 male yoga novices, including guys from tough environments, prison cells, city boardrooms, football fields and oil rigs. Caleb and his colleague then create a pop-up yoga studio and endeavour to break down traditional stereotypes of male behaviour through the transformative medium of yoga. After the class, the men grab a juice and discuss their first experience on the mat.
FRANCE TV DISTRIBUTION DRAMA series brought to MIPCOM by france tv distribution include: Something To Hide (4 x 52 mins), about a respected mayor on the French Riviera, on his way to becoming a senator, whose life takes a dramatic turn when his nine-year-old grandson accuses him of rape; Laetitia (6 x 45 mins), a drama about a missing girl; roller derby comedy Derby Girl (10 x 22 mins); and satirical comedy Parliament (10 x 26 mins). Factual titles include: Odyssey Of The Swimming Elephants (1 x 52 mins), profiling the wild elephants on the remote islands of the Andaman Sea; and The Girl In The Picture: The Story Something To Hide (france tv distribution) Behind The Photo (1 x 52 mins).
Caleb Packham, host of 50 Men, 50 Mats (Small World International)
MEDIASET DISTRIBUTION MEDIASET introduces France 3 drama series The Silence Of Water (8 x 50 mins) during MIPCOM, about the disappearance of 16-year-old Laura in a coastal village near Trieste. The local police inspector works with a homicide detective from the nearest town when her body is found in the water. Together they expose the hidden secrets behind the respectable facade of the village. The series is produced by Garbo and RTI and the second season — featuring new detectives and investigations — will air on Canale 5.
SYNCHRONICITY FILMS GLASGOW, Scotland-based producer Synchronicity Films is launching Synchronicity Australia, based in Melbourne. The first project planned from the Australian office is a TV adaptation of Helen FitzGerald’s novel Ash Mountain. The story is a warm, darkly-funny portrait of small-town life in rural Victoria and a shocking account of a catastrophic event that changes things forever. Synchronicity’s previous drama series The Cry was also an adaptation of a FitzGerald story.
The Silence Of Water (Mediaset Distribution)
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Content for Sale SCORPION TV HOLY Silence (1 x 55 mins/HD) tells the dramatic story of the Vatican’s actions — and inactions — during the period leading up to World War II and during the conflict. Showcased during MIPCOM by the UK’s Scorpion TV, the documentary reveals the real story of Pope Pius XII, who was accused of being a Nazi sympathiser, and follows on from the recent unsealing of relevant Vatican archives.
Holy Silence (Scorpion TV)
ZDF ENTERPRISES (ZDFE) ZDFE crime series include: Grow (8 x 42 mins), a character-led thriller, Standing Tall (4 x 100 mins/8 x 50 mins), about an ex-cop who has to deal with the untimely death of his son; and Sloborn (4 x 90 mins/8 x 45 mins), about a group of islanders confronted with a fatal virus. Factual titles include: science series Anthropocene (3 x 50 mins); Frontlines (8 x 50 mins), looking at battles from the second world war; and The Return Of The Bears (1 x 50 mins), about the re-introduction of the European brown bear. Grow (ZDFE)
ALL3MEDIA INTERNATIONAL KEY SCRIPTED shows on the All3Media slate include: Roadkill (4 x 60 mins), starring Hugh Laurie as a self-made, charismatic politician whose public and private life is falling apart; All Creatures Great And Small (7 x 60 mins), a new adaptation of James Herriot’s novels about a young vet in the Yorkshire Dales in the 1930s; and Des (3 x 60 mins), in which David Tennant portrays Dennis Nilsen, a civil servant who spent five years murdering young men he met in London’s Soho. Factual titles include culinary expedition series Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted (6 x 60 mins); The Savoy (5 x 60 mins), profiling a busy winter season and the coronavirus shutdown at the hotel; and Trafficked (3 x 60 mins/ working title), a criminal investigation. Formats include: 75-minute Little Mix’s The Search (75 mins); and game shows The Hustler (60 mins) and The Cube (60 mins). Roadkill (All3Media International)
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Content for Sale AUTENTIC DISTRIBUTION HOPE And Fear: How Pandemics Changed The World (3 x 30 mins/60 mins/70 mins) is an exploration of the causes of pandemics over the years, including the Black Death, Smallpox and Spanish Flu, as well as COVID-19. Other titles from Germany’s Autentic include: The Animal Within (6 x 52 mins), which examines how animals secure an advantage in the fight for survival; The Huntsman (4 x 52 mins), about hunting craft; Back To Chernobyl (1 x 52 mins); D-Day: Wings Of Victory (1 x 52 mins); and Life From Space (2 x 52 mins).
The Animal Within (Autentic Distribution)
TWO WEEKS To Live (6 x 30 mins) heads the MIPCOM slate for Banijay Rights. The darkly comic series is a tale of love and revenge after a seemingly harmless prank goes terribly wrong, featuring a woman, brought up off-grid in Scotland, who is on a mission to honour her father’s memory. Other priorities include Michael Palin’s Travels (4 x 60 mins) and true-crime drama The Hunt For A Killer (6 x 45 mins).
Two Weeks To Live (Banijay Rights)
IGMAR THE OATH is a feature film based on a true story, brought to the international market by Russia’s Igmar. The war drama is about Naum Balapan, an academic psychiatrist and chief doctor of the Sevastopol psychiatric hospital. With the help of his wife he saved dozens of innocent people from genocide during the Nazi occupation, before he was killed in 1942.
The Oath (Igmar)
DCD RIGHTS DISASTERS Engineered (20 x 60 mins) is a documentary series that reveals modern engineering’s greatest failures across the world, using carefully researched archive film, expert analysis, witness interviews and graphics. Subjects include Chernobyl, Deepwater Horizon, Titanic, Fukushima, Exxon Valdez, Grenfell Tower and Three Mile Island.
Disasters Engineered (DCD Rights)
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Content for Sale HAT TRICK INTERNATIONAL THE BALMORAL Hotel: An Extraordinary Year (4 x 60 mins/working title) is an observational documentary series that follows the staff of one of Scotland’s most luxurious hotels over the course of a year. The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh is owned by the Forte family, headed by Sir Rocco Forte, and was originally built by a railway company 118 years ago. Filmed during the tail end of the hotel’s multi-million pound refurbishment spearheaded by Sir Rocco’s sister Olga Polizzi, and portrayed through the work of staff members, the documentary offers viewers a peek behind the stylish curtains.
DRIVE TOP PRIORITIES during MIPCOM for UK distributor Drive include: Cured (1 x 90/60 mins), which gives an insight into the story of the LGBTQ activists who challenged the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from its manual of mental disorders — and won; The Chop (9 x 60 mins), hosted by Lee Mack, which follows 10 of the UK’s best carpenters as they take part in a competition in Epping Forest, creating items to furnish a grand cabin, with the winner winning an exhibition at London’s William Morris Gallery; and Strangest Things (10 x 60 mins), an investigative series uncovering new stories about intriguing objects.
SMF (SOYUZMULTFILM) The Balmoral Hotel: An Extraordinary Year (Hat Trick International)
3BOX MEDIA NEW CONTENT from Germany’s 3box Media includes: El Palmar de Troya. The Great Lie (4 x 50 mins HD/4K), a fascinating story, narrated in true-crime style, of the Palmarian Catholic Church, which became one of the most harmful and simultaneously absurd religious sects in the world; Trees At The End Of The World (8 x 24 mins/HD, which looks at trees that have adapted to extreme conditions; Minor Lives (1 x 79/52 mins/HD), which profiles a group of Moroccan minors that have left their country to try to reach Europe; and Island Of The Hippos (1 x 50 mins/HD/4K), about these unique animals on the beaches of the Bissagos Islands, off the Atlantic coast of Guinea Bissau.
SMF IS premiering two animated series during MIPCOM. The Secrets Of Honey Hills (52 x 7 mins), targeted at four- to six-year-olds, is a fun detective series created with the technology of Unreal Engine, which is used for video-game development. The second series is for early pre-schoolers, two- to four-year-olds, and is a musical comedy in 3D CGI. In Rockoons (52 x 7 mins) seven little racoons represent each music pitch and live inside a music box. In each episode they sing and dance to songs of various genres. The Secrets Of Honey Hills (SMF)
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Former NFL player turned filmmaker Matthew Cherry gives a MIPCOM Junior Online+ keynote presentation where he will discuss recent and future work, including the upcoming animated series Young Love. He spoke to Julian Newby
ANIMATION MADE WITH LOVE
ILM-school graduate and former NFL football player, producer-director Matthew Cherry, is about to make another cut as he turns his talents to series animation. Top of the agenda for his MIPCOM Keynote will be Young Love, an animated series produced in partnership with Sony Pictures Animation and HBO Max, featuring the characters from Hair Love, a gentle and funny animated short film about an African-American father attempting to fix his daughter’s hair for the first time. The 2020 Academy Award winner for Best Animated Short Film, it was voiced by Issa Rae, MIPCOM Personality Of The Year for 2018. Hair Love was, in part, inspired by the many viral videos showing black fathers doing their daughter’s hair. “It was a combination of that and wanting to see more representation of black fathers in animation. They often get a bad rap in mainstream media,” Cherry said. Young Love will go deeper into the family’s story. “It’s about a family where the parents are in their late 20s, so they’re millenials,” Cherry said. “Unlike a lot of family comedy shows, this deals with parents who haven’t quite made it. They’re still trying to figure out where their place is in the world, in their careers, and everything else. So it’s got a kind of different twist on it.” With the exception of the voice of Issa Rae giving out hairdressing instructions from a tablet, Hair Love was essentially a silent comedy. “With Young Love, it’s going to be great to hear these characters finally talking, to learn a bit more about where they’re from and to meet more of the immediate family. It’s going to be fun.” So is the former wide receiver with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Carolina Panthers and the Baltimore Ravens, missing the game with which he had so much success? “Not at all! I played from the age of five to 25,” he said. “That’s enough.” • Matthew Cherry is to receive the 2020 World Screen Kids Trendsetter Award during MIPCOM Online+. His keynote is available from Wednesday, October 14 at 18.00 CEST
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What do kids like best? DURING the MIPCOM Online+ Binge Watching Session: Kids Audience Successes Across The Globe, Avril Blondelot, head of content insight at Glance — Mediametrie, will focus on the most highly-rated successes from around the world. She will also be examining emerging local shows in order to spotlight which ones have what it takes to go global. “Kids spend a quite significant amount of time watching content, for example they watched an average of two hours and 52 minutes of television per day in Italy in the first half of 2020, which was up by 38 minutes compared with the previous year,” Blondelot said. “Obviously, lockdown increased children’s daily viewing time, but even before that period, it was already around that figure — for example, in Japan where it was at two hours and six minutes per day among fourto-12 year olds in 2019; and
in South Africa where it was at three hours per day among four-to-14s.” She adds: “And of course, TV has always offered content that kids like to watch over and over again. In the UK, children spent 81 million hours watching Alvinnn!!! And The Chipmunks in the first half of 2020, according to the Kids TV Report; closely followed by SpongeBob Squarepants and Miraculous Ladybug.” And it’s a similar picture with streaming services: “The biggest children’s hits in the third quarter of 2020
in France were leading TV brands including Paw Patrol, Loud House and Miraculous Ladybug, according to Mediametrie,” Blondelot said. But what are the specific elements that combine to make a show with highbinge-watch potential? “This all depends on which group of kids we’re talking about. Short, episodic content can be immersive, but generally the titles that work best are fun and relationship-based. And I don’t see much variation in this, even with pre-schoolers. Much like their older peers, they are not 100% up for new discoveries and tend to find comfort in characters they know. “For older kids there’s room for more sophisticated story arcs and non-linear viewing,
Kids spend a quite significant amount of time watching content”
and that makes it easier to pinpoint what connects with them. Right now, streamers seem to be investing in video games, and especially role-playing games that can be relatively immersive. We’re looking forward to seeing how Kingdom Hearts develops for Disney+, and France Televisions is also looking at the more serialised form of the genre with a very promising project called Ewilan’s Quest.” In terms of the geographical sources of new and highly immersive series, Blondelot is keeping an eye on what comes out of the “productive and varied” Chinese production sector: “Right now, we are closely following several wholly Chinese IPs, as well as some active production partnerships that are heading towards the West,” she said. “Scissor Seven, the title of the second season of Killer Seven, will be premiering on Netflix and is certainly one to follow closely. Alongside that there’s the Sino-British co-production Buddi, which is also on Netflix. And on linear TV, there’s Fuzion Max from Karusel, and the Italian-Chinese co-production Invention Story, just to name a few of the series that we consider to be strong contenders.” • Binge Watching Session: Kids Audience Successes Across The Globe is on Wednesday, October 14 at 09.00 CEST
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Future Talks Creators must take responsibility for kids in the digital world ACCORDING to Jenny Radesky, assistant professor of paediatrics at the University of Michigan Medical School, parents and creators need to think of digital media in terms of it being a whole environment or a space, like a playground. In her MIPCOM Online+ Future Talk titled The Digital Playground: Promoting Social Good Through Principled Design, Radesky will explain her theories on behaviour: “It’s no longer a case of ‘screen time,’ where kids insert digital content into a
small portion of their otherwise three-dimensional, offline lives. Children are now relating, learning and making sense of the world through the lenses that tech companies and content creators fashion for them,” she said. “I want producers and creators to take responsibility — for creating a lens for young brains, each of which enters the digital environment with their own strengths and vulnerabilities, their own opportunities or lack thereof — as an ethical design imperative.” Radesky believes that if tech
Breaking through the noise to reach young minds ERIC Rollman, president, CCO and co-founder of Generation Genius, and Dr Jeff Vinokur — aka The Dancing Scientist,
Generation Genius’ Eric Rollman
known for his highly original educational style — present the MIPCOM Online+ Future Talk, Smart Streaming: The Next Generation Of Edutainment. The duo will be discussing the multiple factors involved in constructing a trusted streaming platform that can positively impact, educate and inspire audiences. They will be looking at the criteria — and responsibilities — that need to be considered and prioritised when building trust in a crowded, competitive landscape. ”It’s important to know the audience you are targeting and have a clear understanding of what impact you are looking for once
University of Michigan Medical School’s Jenny Radesky
companies and creators take on board that the design choices they make can lead to the digital environment being a pretty equitable one, kids can be empowered to be creative, problem-solving digital citizens. “Alternatively, design decisions, especially ones that undermine kids’ autonomy or exploit their unique
they have engaged with your platform,” Rollman says. “The marketplace offers many choices for consumers and finding a way to break through that noise, fostering engagement and ultimately building trust, is the result of a clear plan that distinguishes you from others.” Given that kids are consuming streaming media in unprecedented ways, Rollman believes that every platform has a responsibility to ensure quality programming. “We all know streaming is here to stay,” he says. “Finding ways to connect to a global audience with quality choices in edutainment is a responsibility that is serious, complex and more timely than ever. As providers of this important connection to audiences, we have the opportunity to have a positive impact on the way young people view the world,
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ways of interacting with digital spaces, have the potential to be a new source of structural inequality in kids’ lives. So when I say ‘healthy defaults’, I’m referring to the design decisions that support a child navigating to creative and mind-widening content, not being pressured into spending lots of money and not having their lenses saturated with whatever gets the most clicks. Ultimately, the message I hope to transmit is of hope and challenge in an unprecedented, incredibly difficult time for children and families.” • The Digital Playground: Promoting Social Good Through Principled Design is available from Wednesday, October 14 at 09.00 CEST
Dr Jeff Vinokur aka The Dancing Scientist
helping to shape the voice of new generations through our thoughtful solutions.” • Smart Streaming: The Next Generation of Edutainment is available from Wednesday, October 14 at 09.00 CEST
Panel demonstrates how to make kids shows ‘believable’ CARTOON Network Artists On Authentic Storytelling For Global Audiences is a virtual MIPJunior panel presented by Cartoon Network during MIPCOM Online+. The session presents the opportunity to meet the artists behind Cartoon Network’s global hit Craig Of The Creek, as they share their thoughts, experiences and tips for cultivating stories that connect with kids audiences around the world. The panel will focus particularly on “how relatable, believable and inclusive characters and storytelling are de-
veloped without compromising authenticity”. Craig Of The Creek is about three best friends, Craig, Kelsey and JP, who spend their afternoons in the suburban wilderness known as the Creek, a patch of woods where kids can play and explore a world of their own. The stories reflect the early lives of its creators Ben Levin and Matt Burnett. “We each grew up near a patch of woods that seemed like an endless, unexplored wilderness where we could go to escape from the rest of the world, but, in reality, were
Craig, Kelsey and JP in Craig Of The Creek
not exactly endless — Ben in Maryland and Me in South Jersey,” Burnett said. “When we had a chance to pitch a show to Cartoon Network, we realised our old stomping grounds would be perfect for all kinds of kids to be free to celebrate who they are.” The talent involved in the panel, all of whom work on
Girls join in for the new Smurfs series IMPS, worldwide distributor of The Smurfs TV series, is offering
The Smurfs go 3D CGI for 2021
a “sneak peek” of the first episiode of new series, The Smurfs 2021,
during MIPCOM Online+. The presentation will be given by Nele De Wilde, head of sales, production and business development, audiovisual and music, at IMPS. “Many of the MIP delegates see us as distributors, but we are much more,” De Wilde said. “People are amazed when they see what our involvement is with The Smurfs. IMPS in Belgium does everything that happens with the brand, from books to toys, from music to films and TV.” The new series sees a number of new developments — both in terms of tech and content. Up until now the only girl featured in the series has been Smurfette — but from now she is joined by a whole village of girls — as hap-
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Craig Of The Creek, are story editor Jeff Trammell, and storyboard artists Dashawn Mahone, Ashley Tahilan and Angel Lorenzana. • CARTOON Network Artists On Authentic Storytelling For Global Audiences is on Wednesday, October 14, at 09.00 CEST
pened in the most recent Smurf movie. “They will mix with the boys sometimes during the day, but the boys and girls villages will remain separate,” De Wilde said. Also like the last movie, the new series will be in 3D CGI. “It’s the first time we’ve used that technology for TV.” The Smurfs is a Peyo Productions and Dupuis Audiovisuel production, in collaboration with KiKA, TF1, VRT and RTBF, with the participation of Wallimage, Screen Flanders, BNPPFFF and with the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Government and the participation of the CNC. • The Smurfs 2021 is presented at MIPCOM Online+ on Wednesday, October 14, from 09.00 CEST
Kids Emmys 2020 International Emmy Kids Awards NOMINATIONS for the International Emmy Kids Awards were announced last month by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. There are 12 nominees in three categories. This is the second time this year that the Academy has presented Kids Emmys Awards. The exceptional schedule is due to various factors related to the COVID-19 virus. This presentation takes place on October 14 during MIPCOM Online +. Nominations span 10 countries: Australia, Brazil, Finland, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden and the United Kingdom. “The geographic spread and variety of
themes addressed in these nominated programmes demonstrate the buoyancy and quality of children’s television throughout the world,” president and CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Bruce L Paisner said. “We congratulate the nominees for their outstanding talent and for setting the standard of excellence we expect for young viewers worldwide.” Winners receive their Awards during an online ceremony on Wednesday, October 14. All the programmes were broadcast between January 1 and December 31, 2019, in accordance with the competition’s eligibility period.
IATAS president and CEO Bruce L Paisner
International Emmy Kids Awards presenting partners are MIPJunior, Ernst & Young and TV Kids.
The Nominees Kids: Animation Ico Bit Zip
National Geographic/Copa Studio Brazil In Ico Bit Zip, Ico and her friends are beings living in the Cloud and working in an internet search tool, the Bit Zip. They have to find out answers for the most complex questions — after all, “no results found” is something inadmissible.
Oddbods – Season 3
One Animation Pte Ltd Singapore The Oddbods are back... again. Watch
seven friends survive the perils of everyday life, where ordinary situations spiral into extraordinary events.
Gutsy Animations Finland The star of the show, curious and idealistic Moomintroll with his extraordinary family and whimsical friends takes adventures into the magical world of Moominvalley. Most of the episodes centre on the Moominhouse and valley, an idyllic place entirely untouched by the modern world. Sometimes they venture
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beyond the valley into the vast wilderness, huge dark forests, mysterious distant islands and lonely perilous mountains.
The Tiger Who Came to Tea Lupus Films United Kingdom A mysterious tiger turns up unannounced and invites himself in for afternoon tea. Young Sophie and her mother watch in fascination as the tiger proceeds to eat not only their tea, but the entire contents of the fridge and everything in the house.
Kids Emmys Kids: Factual & Entertainment Opa Popa Dupa
Nat Geo Kids/Estudios Telemexico Mexico Earth, air, planets, forests, oceans, seasons, science, flora and fauna. All explored by a YouTuber gorilla, a rock-star flower and a smug-actor lion. Does it make sense at all? Probably not. Add a monkey who loves to make jokes, a police condor and an allergic elephant. Now, does it make sense? With Eco and Nube, two Nat Geo explorers Opa Popa Dupa is a puppet show that educates by entertaining.
World’s Worst Diseases
Delta Studios Sweden Plague, cholera and TBC: through
history, humanity has been affected by horrible, contagious and sometimes deadly diseases. This kids show takes a historical journey in which two guinea pigs try out the worst pestilence to hit Sweden, before there is a vote for The World’s Worst Disease.
Finding My Family: Holocaust – A Newsround Special
BBC Children’s In-House Productions/ CBBC United Kingdom “For you it’s history... for me it’s life”. These are the words of Holocaust survivor Steven Frank, as he takes his teenage granddaughter to Auschwitz to learn about his experiences. This film shows
children the horrors of this time in history, with the message that we must never forget.
My Notebooks – Seven Years Of Tiny Great Adventures
NHK Japan From third to ninth grade, Asuka Umeda has been writing self-learning notebooks. This independent study started as a homework assignment, but soon became a joyous hobby, taking him to new places where he encountered special people. The notebooks have broadened his horizons, while also building his sense of self-esteem.
Kids: Live Action Juacas - Season 2
The Walt Disney Company Latin America/Cinefilm Brazil Brazil In Season 2 of the surfing-based drama, the trio is separated after an ugly defeat in the Nationals. Following Professor Juaca’s advice, they reconciliate, but where is Jojo? Probably helping on his family’s farm. Now, the trio have to deal not only with their own dilemmas, but face their old rivals Sirenas, Red Sharks, and the new team: Carpe Diem. Sirenas has a new member: Nanda, who is a bit selfish and more interested in winning Billy’s heart. Leilane and Vivi need to resolve their differences by balancing sponsor demands with training. Red Sharks are quite different with the arrival of a mysterious new coach with unconventional techniques who
encourages the best of Mahla, Seba and Minhoca instead of internal competition.
Northern Pictures Australia When Mikey moves from New Zealand to Western Sydney, he finds himself in the thick of the ultra-competitive schoolyard game of handball. After saving a kid on the playground from a wayward ball and finding he has the most powerful strike in the world, Mikey is befriended by Jerry and Salwa, who join forces to train him to become a handball weapon of precision and skill equipped to topple resident king of the court, Tiffany, and take home the western suburbs handball crown... if only he could make the ball land in the right suburb.
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NTR Television/Submarine Netherlands It’s not a boy, it’s not a girl, it’s not a stuffed animal, it’s just Doopie.
MBC South Korea Extraordinary You is a fantasy romance drama about Dan-oh and Ha-ru, who one day find out that they are unimportant characters in a cartoon. The ‘minor role’ character Dan-oh has a crush on Har, who is in the ‘extra’ cast. They must change the storyline to make their relationship work out.
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9 STORY MEDIA THREE new series are brought to the international market by 9 Story Media. Donkey Hodie (80 x 11 mins) is a puppet series in which pre-schoolers are encouraged to dream big, be resourceful and have fun along the way. Animation series Bad Nature (25 x 5 mins) features animal reporters who answer questions about the truly disgusting side of the animal world. Guitar & Drum (52 x 5 mins), aimed at under-fives, is an animation that follows the adventures of two musical instruments who are also best friends — celebrating diversity through a wide range of characters.
Donkey Hodie (9 Story Media)
The long-tail and long lead times of so much kids programming means that broadcasters and even some producers, have suffered less impact from COVID-19 than those operating in other genres. But new content is always just around the corner in this vibrant sector. Here’s some of what’s new in kids programming during MIPCOM Online+…
ROYALS Next Door (52 x 11 mins), from French animation producer and distributor Dandelooo, is a sitcom targeted at kids aged seven to 12. The 2D series is co-produced with Pikkukala (Helsinki/Barcelona), Lunanime (Belgium) and Ink and Light Films (Ireland) and features a royal family that decides to try life in the suburbs. The company also offers a touching 26-minute animation, Mum Is Pouring Rain, which follows an eight-yearold who must spend Christmas with her grandma. She doesn’t understand why her mother is not joining them but as she learns to open up to others she becomes an inspiration for her mother.
Royals Next Door (Dandelooo)
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AARDMAN UK PRODUCER and distributor Aardman brings a new series to the international marketplace, featuring the company’s classic character Morph. The Epic Adventures Of Morph (15 x 5 mins), a slapstick comedy using clay and traditional stop-frame animation, sees Morph and his sidekick Chas reunited with their old friends Delilah, Grandmorph and The Very Small Creatures. The series is set to premiere later this year on Sky Kids. Aardman also brings Brave Bunnies, created by the Ukraine’s Glowberry (52 x 7 mins), a 2D preschool series currently in production with Spanish animation studio Anima and distributed globally by Aardman. The stories follow a family of courageous and curious rabbits travelling on the Bunny Bus.
SCI-FI animation series New-Gen is aimed at the over-sevens and offered during MIPCOM by Jetpack Distribution. The series, currently in development, is based on the superhero comic-book series from Marvel Comics and is about an array of multi-dimensional, multi-cultural characters. The series features twin brothers who live as ordinary teenagers while being nanotech-enhanced superheroes. The setting is a futuristic utopia where human beings, alien creatures, and mechanical life forms peacefully co-exist. New-Gen (Jetpack Distribution)
The Epic Adventures Of Morph (Aardman)
ONE ANIMATION SINGAPORE-based content creator, distributor and licensing studio One Animation is releasing its fourth seasonal Oddbods special, a pirate-themed adventure for Halloween, titled OddBeard’s Curse (1 x 22 mins). In a newly discovered treasure chest, pirate Fuse finds a golden tooth, without realising it belongs to the terrifying OddBeard who is on the march to Oddsville to claim it back. The company also highlights Future Bros (52 x 11 mins), about a seven-year-old who, with the aid of a time machine, confronts himself at 13.
BEYOND Rights is launching two titles from its kids’ catalogue during MIPCOM. The Wacky Word Show (13 x 30 mins), produced by Apartment 11 for TVO Kids, Canada, is a new variety show that inspires kids to get creative with words and language. Ace My Space (10 x 30 mins) offers kids the opportunity to win a complete makeover for their bedroom, with the catch being that they have to allow a friend or family member to take total control of all design decisions.
OddBeard’s Curse (One Animation)
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The Wacky Word Show (Beyond Rights)
Junior content for Sale APC KIDS PARIS-based APC Kids introduces family-focused live-action series Tinka And The King’s Game (24 x 26 mins). Produced by Danish production company Cosmo Film for TV2 Denmark, it is a sequel to the series Tinka’s Tale, in which 15-year-old Tinka discovers she is half pixie, half human. Tinka And The King’s Game picks up the story as Tinka’s father, the King of Pixies, fails to return from a trip when he was to name her the crown princess. Tinka now needs to enter into an ancient competition with three other candidates to secure the throne.
DISTRIBUTION360 HEADING Distribution360’s kids slate is AnimalFanPedia (26 x 11 mins). Produced by Mobius.LAB Kids, a production unit within Cisneros Media dedicated to creating kids’ content, the episodes travel from the depths of the ocean to the rainforest treetops to explore a wide range of the planet’s creatures and learn about their habitats, ecosystems and environments. Narrated by Maxwell Glick, the series is packed with fun and ecological facts, delivered with a humorous twist. Distribution360 has international distribution rights for North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. AnimalFanPedia (Distribution360)
Tinka And The King’s Game (APC Kids)
WILDBRAIN CANADA’s WildBrain is highlighting its new original series Green Hornet, developed with filmmaker, screenwriter and actor Kevin Smith. Based on the classic superhero franchise, the stories are set in contemporary times and follow the adventures of a re-imagined Green Hornet and Kato — the son of the original Green Hornet and the daughter of the original Kato — as they partner to battle crime in Century City. The series will feature a graphic 2D stylised look and is being developed as half-hour episodes. Green Hornet (WildBrain)
ELINOR Wonders Why (74 x 11 mins/37 x 25 mins + 1 x 55 mins special) is the newest PBS Kids series. The preschool show encourages children to follow their curiosity, ask questions, figure out the answers and learn about the natural world around them using their science inquiry skills. The series focuses on the adventures of Elinor and her pals — Ari, a funny and imaginative bat and Olive, a perceptive and warm elephant who together explore Animal Town.
Elinor Wonders Why (PBS Kids)
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STUDIO 100 MEDIA STUDIO 100 Media offers a new CGI series aimed at four- to seven-year-olds. SeaBelievers (52 x 11 mins) is an edutainment series featuring informative real-life issues affecting the ocean in adventures that include original tunes to which young viewers can sing and dance. The SeaBelievers characters solve problems and take action around key environmental issues and they each carry a Magic Sand Dollar that ignites their unique superpowers.
DINO Ranch (52 x 11 mins), a CGI animation aimed at twoto five-year-olds, follows the adventures of the Cassidy family as they tackle life in a fantastical setting where dinosaurs still roam. The three young rancher siblings learn the ropes accompanied by their dinosaur best friends in stories that focus on problem solving, forging friendships, strengthening family and community bonds and taking care of animals. Dino Ranch launches in the US on Disney Junior in 2021.
Dino Ranch (Boat Rocker Studios)
SeaBelievers (Studio 100 Media)
MAGIC LIGHT PICTURES ZOG AND The Flying Doctors (1 x 30 mins) is a follow-up to the 2018 series Zog, and is based on a book by Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler. The adventures follow an accident-prone dragon as he becomes an air ambulance for the flying doctors Princess Pearl and Sir Gadabout. The British producer and distributor also brings the first season of Pip And Posy (52 x 7 mins), a 3D preschool series about friendship and understanding set in a charming town populated by witty and lovable animals.
BETA FILM BETA Film offers 40 hours of new children-, teen- and family-focused programming, including: NRK web series Like Me, a contemporary drama combining elements of social media, messages and live-action to tell a story about exclusion and bullying; Jackie And Oopjen, about 12-year-old Jackie and her encounter with a woman featured in a famous Rembrandt painting in Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, who comes to life and is in need of Jackie’s help; Triple Trouble, about three friends trying to find an art thief; and Talking Heads, a reality series about children getting their hair cut. Triple Trouble (Beta Film)
Zog And The Flying Doctors (Magic Light Pictures)
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FUTURUM introduces Paddles (52 x 11 mins) during MIPCOM, following its preview at last year’s MIPJunior. A CGI show aimed at four- to seven-yearolds, which has an anchor broadcast deal signed with Cartoonito UK. Paddles tells the story of a polar bear cub who is accidentally delivered by a stork to a frozen River Shannon in Ireland, and is then brought up by a pack of Irish wolfhounds. The show, now in production in London, Dublin and Istanbul (with partner Melon), has a delivery date of the third quarter 2020.
PINGUIM Content Brazil’s The Boo Inn (52 x 11 mins) follows the comedic adventures of seven-year-old Oliver and his little sister Abigail as they help to run their family’s new country inn — which happens to be haunted. When Oliver and Abigail meet ghost Dachshund Salami they’re thrilled; they always wanted a dog but their dad is allergic. Salami is owned by Edward and Edith Boo, the original innkeeThe Boo Inn (Pinguim Content Brazil) pers, who are delighted that the inn is being re-opened. The Boo Inn is a co-production between Pinguim Content and Little Airplane.
SERIOUS LUNCH Paddles (Futurum)
MARBLEMEDIA BASED on a format produced by Toronto-based marblemedia, the second season of All-Round Champion (22 x 60 mins) sees 10 young winter athletes compete — but not in their own sports. Scored on skill, sportsmanship and improvement, the winner is crowned the All-Round Champion. The first season featured summer sports and marblemedia is currently casting a third season.
LONDON-based distributor Serious Lunch is launching two new series during MIPCOM: the New Legends Of Monkey Season 2, a high-budget, action-adventure series from See Saw Films (Top Of The Lake, State Of The Nation); and Prochain Arret (Next Stop), an animated series for six- to nine-year-olds, from Luxembourg-based Zeilt Productions. Serious Lunch is also offering: Platinum Films’ Matt Hatter Chronicles; cognitive development series for pre-schoolers, Tik Tak; and pre-school, live-action series Monty & Co. The company’s core brands include Operation Ouch, a children’s comedy series about the human body; and Astrid Lindgren’s Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter. Prochain Arret (Serious Lunch)
All-Round Champion (marblemedia)
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CAKE BRAZILIAN animated comedy Jorel’s Brother (104 x 11 mins + 18 x 2 mins) is presented by London-based Cake during MIPCOM. The series follows a shy nine-year-old boy, who is overshadowed by his infamous brother. Aimed at eight- to 11-year-olds, Jorel’s Brother is created by wellknown Brazilian actor, director, writer and MTV presenter Juliano Enrico and is based on his childhood. It is also voiced by Enrico. A fourth season airs later this year and Cake holds worldwide rights excluding Latin America.
Jorel’s Brother (Cake)
RUSSIAN children’s comedy sketch show Eralash (350 x 12 mins/HD) is presented for the first time to the international content market during MIPCOM. Since its original appearance on Russian TV in 1974, Eralash has become one of the most popular family shows. Each episode presents amusing and edifying stories about children and parents, and features well-known guest actors.
Eralash (Eralash Film)
MONDO TV NEW CGI production Grisu (52 x 11 mins), based on an original property, Grisu Il Draghettoby and adapted by Mondo TV France, is a priority for Mondo TV. Grisu wants to be a firefighter when he grows up. There’s just one problem — he’s a dragon. The Italy-headquartered producer and distributor also brings the 18-part MeteoHeroes, an environmentally themed animation which premiered on Cartoonito. The six superpowered kids protect Earth and promote a positive message in a fun and entertaining way. An accompanying podcast is planned. Other titles include: Robot Trains (52 x 11 mins), with a third series in production; Invention Story, the tale of a creative fox who in each episode comes up with a new invention; Sissi The Young Empress (26 x 11mins); and Annie & Carola (52 x 11 mins). Grisu (Mondo TV)
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FEDERATION KIDS & FAMILY DISTRIBUTOR Federation Kids & Family has joined forces with TeamTO for animated comedy series Presto! School Of Magic (52 x 11 mins), based on Studiocanal’s theatrical property The House Of Magic. Federation has secured worldwide rights (outside of China). Presto! School Of Magic (52 x 11 mins) features a band of talented and curious kids who dream of becoming magicians. Lorenzo, a retired magician, and his nephew, have turned their old mansion into a magic school where the youngsters learn the tricks of the trade.
Presto! School Of Magic (Federation Kids & Family)
VIACOMCBS INTERNATIONAL STUDIOS AIRING on Nickelodeon, Ollie’s Pack (26 x 30 mins), from ViacomCBS International Studios, is a 2D-animated show which follows Ollie and his backpack, which doubles as a powerful portal that allows an array of monsters to travel from the Monsterverse into Ollie’s world on Earth. Another highlight for the company is live-action show Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan (28 x 30 mins), which features a family whose world is turned upside-down when their nephew, Young Dylan, an aspiring hip-hop star, moves in unannounced.
Ollie’s Pack (ViacomCBS International Studios)
MEDIATOON DISTRIBUTION MEDIATOON Distribution is highighting Kid Lucky (52 x 12 mins). Aimed at six- to 10-year-olds and produced by Dargaud Media, Kid Lucky is the prequel to the Lucky Luke comic-book stories. The series has been commissioned by M6 and RAI and has already been pre-acquired by Super RTL, RTBF, RTS and TVP abc. Kid Lucky lives in the Far West, a playground for a young boy thirsty for adventures. Kid Lucky (Mediatoon)
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Junior content for Sale FRANCE TV DISTRIBUTION ANA PUMPKIN (52 x 5 mins), produced by Folimage and Les Armateurs, is a new animation series that follows the everyday adventures of a five-year-old girl and her inseparable companion, Buddy the dog. Another priority from france tv distribution’s kids catalogue is animation Disco Dragon (52 x 13 mins), produced by Mondo TV.
RSI – RADIOTELEVISIONE SVIZZERA RSI IS showcasing a restored version of Baby Clorophyll From The Blue Sky (10 x 25 mins). In the series, the earth has become a grey planet without plants or trees. Animals and children are despised and pursued by shady organisations. One day a spaceship — carrying a baby plant called Chlorophyll — lands with an engine fault. The stories explore how the plant life can survive in the polluted atmosphere.
Ana Pumpkin (france TV distribution) Baby Clorophyll From The Blue Sky (RSI)
NOVEL ENTERTAINMENT NOVEL Entertainment’s long-form animated special Horrid Henry’s Gross Day Out (1 x 65 mins) features the same voice cast as its Horrid Henry TV series. The film features Gross Class Zero, Henry’s favourite programme about five Grossers leading double lives as students and as top-secret agents. There are new characters from Gross Class Zero, including superheroes, the Evil Emperor and his twins Darius and Drusilla Drek. The film debuted on Netflix, which has also taken worldwide VOD rights.
Henry’s Gross Day Out (Novel Entertainment)
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Junior content for Sale CYBER GROUP STUDIOS ORANGE Moo Cow (78 x 7 mins), a pre-school series featuring life’s daily discoveries, is in production from Cyber Soyuz Junior, a new label created in partnership with Russia’s Soyuzmultfilm. Cyber Group Studios holds worlwide rights. Another priority is new comedy animation Bananimals (78 x 7 mins), produced by 2 minutes. Orange Moo Cow (Cyber Group Studios)
ZDF ENTERPRISES (ZDFE) THE SECOND season of live-action kids series about vampire clans, Heirs Of The Night (13 x 26 mins), is highlighted during MIPCOM by ZDFE, bringing the total episodes to 26. Other kids titles include animations: Space Nova (26 x 22 mins), about a space-exploring family that discovers an abandoned alien spacecraft; Zoom – The White Dolphin (104 x 12 mins), the comeback of a 1970s series; and Ziggy And The Zootram (52 x 11 mins), a pre-school series about a group of animals in a zoo. Heirs Of The Night (ZDFE)
PAROVOZ ANIMATION STUDIO THREE titles are brought to the attention of the international market by Russia’s Parovoz Animation Studio. BeBe-Bears features Bucky the brown bear, Bjorn the polar bear and their friend Littlefox. Together they encourage young viewers to live in harmony with nature and explore their curiosity. Fantasy Patrol follows the adventures of young witches Helena, Valery, Maary, Snowy and Alice as they learn to make friends and face all kinds of challenges. Leo & Tig features a little leopard and tiger who in the first series discover the environment of the Far East. In the second series they meet a lost Chinese monkey and travel long distances to get her home. Be-Be-Bears and Leo & Tig (Parovoz Animation Studio)
MILLIMAGES MILLIMAGES is showcasing new episodes of the fourth season of Molang (52 x 5 mins) during MIPCOM. The total number of episodes available is now 208, plus Halloween, Christmas and Summer specials. Another highlight is the new series Louie & Yoko Build (78 x 7 mins), commissioned by France Televisions, a follow-up to Louie Draw Me. Louie now has a toolbox, and with the help of Yoko there is no limit to what they can build. The Adventures Of Nasredin (21 x 5 mins), commissioned by Gulli France, is about Nasredin, an oriental character who can’t help mocking the absurdity of today’s world with audacity and humour.
Louie & Yoko Build (Millimages)
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Virtual Exhibitors List of companies confirmed as of October 2.
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NEON CREATION INC. NTONIC CREATIVE OCON INC PAN ENTERTAINMENT PINGO ENTERTAINMENT INC. PIXTREND INC PLAYONCAST RETROBOT,INC ROI VISUAL SAMG ANIMATION SANGDAN STUDIO SBS CONTENTS HUB SEESAW PICTURES SMART STUDY CO., LTD. SOMETHING SPECIAL SPRINKLES ON TOP LTD STUDIO GALE CO., LTD. STUDIO MOGGOZI CO., LTD STUDIO TNT CO., LTD STUDIO W.BABA SUPERBEAN CO. SYNERGY MEDIA INC. TBC UNIK STUDIOS CO., LTD. WEMAD CO., LTD WHYNOT MEDIA XIN ANIMATION XRISP CO., LTD. YOON&COMPANY INC YOU NEED CHARACTER CO., LTD. YOUNG&CONTENTS CO.,LTD YOUNGTOYS INC. SPAIN
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MAJID PLATFORMS (ABU DHABI MEDIA COMPANY) UNITED KINGDOM
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DOGWOOF DRIVE EARTH TOUCH ENTERTAINMENT ONE HAT TRICK ITV STUDIOS JETPACK DISTRIBUTION MAGIC LIGHT PICTURES MATTEL NEW REGENCY PASSION DISTRIBUTION RAW CUT DISTRIBUTION SERIOUS LUNCH THE STORY LAB TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM EUROPE LIMITED VISION 247 WAG ENTERTAINMENT USA
A+E NETWORKS ALFRED HABER DISTRIBUTION AMBI DISTRIBUTION AMERICAN CINEMA INTERNATIONAL APT WORLDWIDE / AMERICAN PUBLIC TELEVISION CROWN MEDIA INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION DISCOVERY INC. DYNAMIC TELEVISION ELECTRIC ENTERTAINMENT FILMRISE GRB STUDIOS HOUSE OF FILM IMAGICOMM ENTERTAINMENT LEGENDARY TELEVISION LIONSGATE MARVISTA ENTERTAINMENT MOTION PICTURE CORPORATION OF AMERICA NBCUNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL NEW DOMINION PICTURES NEW FILMS INTERNATIONAL ONE CARIBBEAN TELEVISION PBS INTERNATIONAL POCKET.WATCH POPSTAR! TV NETWORK & MAGAZINE PURE FLIX/QUALITY FLIX RIVE GAUCHE SCREEN MEDIA SNAP MEDIA SOHO FORMATS SONAR ENTERTAINMENT SPI INTERNATIONAL STICK AND RUDDER FILMS THE EXCHANGE TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORKS TUBI VIACOMCBS VISION FILMS VISION VEHICLE STUDIOS WEXFORD HOUSE
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THE BEVERLY ALLITT TAPES In a case that shocked the UK and the world, Beverly Allitt, a nurse working in a Lincolnshire hospital in 1991, was convicted in 1993 of four counts of murder, three counts of attemped murder and six counts of grievous bodily harm carried out against 13 children in total over the span of 59 days. Nicknamed “The Angel of Death” by British tabloids, Allitt is currently serving 13 life sentences in the UK. This probing doc features interviews with survivors, medical professionals and investigators, and features never-before-heard police interview tapes that shed more light on the mystery behind the heinous crimes.
I AM INVINCIBLE Partners: Woodcut Media for Sky Crime Length/volume: 3 x 60 minutes Aired: August 2020 (Sky Crime) Rights available: Worldwide excluding UK
25 SIBLINGS & ME Some non-fiction stories can easily be filed under the “stranger than fiction” heading, and this project is one of them. It explores the story of Oli, a young man with Asperger’s Syndrome whose biological father was an anonymous sperm donor in the U.S. Suddenly, he finds out that the same man fathered 25 other children, which prompts Oli to travel to America and meet the family he never knew, and perhaps find a sense of belonging that to this point has eluded him.
This series follows six competitors training for the Invictus Games, an athletics event for veterans founded by Prince Harry featuring sports such as wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball among others. Here, you’ll see how the athletes have moved from trauma to recovery and how they, through their dedication and talent, illustrate that living with disabilities doesn’t remotely equal inability.
Partners: Insight TV; distributed by Insight TV Length/volume: 3 x 45 minutes Aired: May 2020 (Insight TV) Rights available: All rights worldwide
PETER: THE HUMAN CYBORG Partners: Expectation for BBC3; distributed by Orange Smarty Length: 1 x 60 minutes Airing: Fall 2020 Rights available: Worldwide excluding UK and Eire
In 2017, British robotics scientist Peter ScottMorgan was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND), a terminal illness that impacts the brain and nervous system and causes progressive weakness. But, like fellow scientist Stephen Hawking, who also had the condition, Scott-Morgan isn’t allowing it to limit him. In fact, it is inspiring him to move beyond what it means to be human, by incorporating cutting-edge technologies to aid his digestion, speech, mobility and more. The documentary provides a portrait of bravery and love for life that should resonate strongly with viewers.
Partners: Cardiff Productions for Channel 4; distributed by Silverlining TV Length: 60 minutes Aired: August 2020 (C4) Rights available: Worldwide excl. UK and Eire, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Germany
Realscreen is the only international magazine devoted exclusively to the non-fiction film and television industries, aiming to bring diverse communities together for dialog, debate and discussion about the global business of factual entertainment. Look out for the below features in the latest issue: MIPCOM PICKS | 50 YEARS OF PBS | GETTING BACK TO BUSINESS
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MONDAY 12 OCTOBER
VARIETY VANGUARD AWARD
WORLD SCREEN TRENDSETTER AWARD
TED SARANDOS Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer Netflix
TYLER PERRY Filmmaker
NO TIME TO WASTE: COMMUNICATING IN A CLIMATE EMERGENCY
MIP SDG AWARD
TUESDAY 13 OCTOBER
MELISSA FLEMING Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications United Nations
FRIDAY 16 OCTOBER
OVERCOMING THE MEDIA SILOS (OR HOW I LEARNED TO EMBRACE TECHNOLOGY AND TRUST THE AUDIENCE) ALEXANDRE AMANCIO CEO & Co-Founder Reflector Entertainment
JEREMY DARROCH Group Chief Executive Officer SKY
From October 5 th, crack the new world order with cutting-edge market analysis and prospective insights about the global business and social and tech trends.
FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH KEY INDUSTRY PLAYERS
Director of Digital Propositions EMEA A+E Networks
Managing Director Global Distribution ITV Studios
Co-Head of TV Talent Creative Arts Agency
Co-Head of TV talent Creative Arts Agency
Executive Vice President Corporate Development CBC/Radio Canada
MORITZ VON KRUEDENER
Vice President of Channels & Products Viasat World
Managing Director BetaFilm
EVP EMEA Banijay Rights
Managing Director International Production ITV Studios
CEO International Fremantle
Presented by MONDAY 12 OCTOBER 9:00
MONDAY 12 OCTOBER 12:30
MONDAY 12 OCTOBER 13:30
FRESH TV KOREA
FRESH TV FORMATS
FRESH TV FICTION
FULL PROGRAMME AVAILABLE AT WWW.MIPCOM.COM
GLOBAL UPFRONTS The first annual MIPCOM Global UPFRONTS will give buyers a fresh look at the most anticipated new programming from the world’s leading studios across all genres. Discover the 2020 line-up. Available on Monday 12 October, from 9.00am CEST.
CREATIVE TALK PRESENTED BY
THE PURSUIT OF LOVE BROUGHT TO LIFE BY ITS STAR-STUDDED CAST AND PRODUCERS
EMILY MORTIMER Writer and Director
GENDER EQUALITY PRESENTED BY
SURVIVING JEFFREY EPSTEIN
WOMEN IN GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT POWER PANEL A+E Networks will host its 8th annual Women in Global Entertainment Luncheon remotely this year, featuring a can’t-miss Power Panel of producers, directors, and contributors from the groundbreaking series Surviving Jeffrey Epstein. Filmmaker/directors Anne Sundberg and Ricki Stern, Producer Megan Lawrence, Epstein survivor Kiki Doe, and Trauma Psychologist Dr. Janice Stevenson, PhD, speak to their own experiences making the project as well as the importance of telling women’s stories to host Manori Ravindran from Variety.
FEATURED SHOWCASES Discover the most anticipated new programmes and industry updates from around the world.
‘ROADKILL’ Presented by all3media international
‘DEAD MOUNTAIN – THE DYATLOV PASS INCIDENT’ Presented by Beta Film
‘TELL ME WHO I AM’ Presented by Beta Film
‘CAPTAIN TSUBASA’ Presented by Crunchyroll
‘TURQUOISE FEVER’ Presented by GRB Studios
‘PATH OF THE DRAGONS’ Presented by Kansai TV
‘RIOT POLICE (ANTIDISTURBIOS)’ Presented by Movistar
‘WITH YOU’ Presented by THE CHINA PAVILION
‘HIT’ Presented by RTVE
‘9 WINDOWS’ Presented by The Storylab
‘PEOPLE AND GODS’ Presented by TVP Polish Public Television
‘SHERLOCK: THE RUSSIAN CHRONICLES’ Presented by Yellow, Black and White
FULL PROGRAMME AVAILABLE AT WWW.MIPCOM.COM
PRODUCTION FUNDING FORUMI
For the third year in a row, discover new ways of funding creativity and bringing premium content projects to life.
PROGRAMMING BRIEFS World-leading broadcasters and streamers share their drama and unscripted programming, acquisition and commissioning strategies.
Head of French Originals Amazon Studios
Vice President - Strategy DocuBay
Director of Content & Development CuriosityStream
Head of Unscripted TNT,TBS and truTV
ANA CAROLINA LIMA DE OLIVEIRA
Executive Vice President, International Programming & Program Innovation AMC Networks
Head of Originals HBO Asia
SVP, Head of Lifestyle & Entertainment Brands Discovery
Head of Content Grupo Globo - Globoplay
Head of Italian Originals Amazon Studios
ILANIT SIMAN TOV-HIRSCH
Executive Vice President, Original Non-Fiction & Kids Programming HBO Max
Head of Programs and Acquisitions, Keshet 12 Keshet Broadcasting
INVESTORS’ BRIEFS Top industry players - including banks, private investors, and producers - reveal how to find funding and the right partners for your projects.
KOREA COUNTRY OF HONOUR SUPPORTED BY
FRESH TV KOREA
BEHIND KOREA’S MEGA HITS
Presented by the WIT
KOREA’S PLATFORM AND DISTRIBUTION STRATEGY
1-TO-1: IT’S A MATCH WITH KOREAN PRODUCERS
CO-PRODUCING WITH KOREA
MIPCOM’s Country of Honour spotlight connects you to the sensational content, people, and trends that have made Korea into a global Entertainment Powerhouse. Be sure to view these exclusive sessions in the MIPCOM Online + conference platform
KEY SPEAKERS INCLUDE
JAE EUNG JEONG
Producer of Qin Shi Huang, the King of Eternal Empire
Director / Head of Format Sales CJ ENM
Deputy Director MBC (Munhwa Broadcasting Corp)
Chief Producer EBS Korea
TECH & CREATIVITY SUPPORTED BY
We are in a period of change amplified by the pandemic, where technology’s impact on the creative side of television is bringing exciting new opportunities : AI, Blockchain, virtual, remote and cloud production... MIPCOM’s Tech & Creativity sessions go live ONLINE on October 12 with leading industry figures including Oscar and Emmy Award winners revealing how they have adapted to the new landscape and are preparing for the future.
KEY SPEAKERS INCLUDE
DANTE DI LORETO
EVP & GM, Sony Innovation Studios and EVP & CTO, Technology Development Sony Pictures Entertainment
President of scripted progamming Fremantle North America
Executive Producer & Showrunner, American Idol Executive Producer, America’s Got Talent President of Entertainment Programming Fremantle North America
Chief Creative Officer Framestore
FULL PROGRAMME AVAILABLE AT WWW.MIPCOM.COM
WEDNESDAY 14 OCTOBER
FUTURE TALKS Prospective talks from visionary leaders and creative talent shaping the future of the global content industry.
18.00 WORLD SCREEN TV KIDS TRENDSETTER AWARDAWARD DR JENNY RADESKY
DR JEFFREY VINOKUR
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics University of Michigan Medical School
President/CCO/Co-Founder Generation Genius
CEO Generation Genius
MATTHEW A .CHERRY Oscar-Winning Filmaker
MIPMARKETS KIDS BUYERS ADVISORY BOARD’S PLEDGE TO KIDS
TIPHAINE DE RAGUENEL
EVP, VCNI Kids and Family Nickelodeon Viacom
Executive Vice President, Content Partnerships Wildbrain
Director of Children & Youth Activities France Télévisions
Director, Rai Ragazzi RAI Radiotelevisione italiana
VP Content Acquisitions & Co-Productions Cartoon Network
Kids and Family Content EMEA Netflix
SVP International Production and Development Nickelodeon
Co-founder and Chairman Swedish Games Industry Association
Writer and Executive Producer Sinking Ship Entertainment
PROGRAMMING BRIEFS World-leading broadcasters and streamers share their kids content programming, acquisition and commissioning strategies.
LUIZ FILIPE FIGUEIRA
Head of Kids - Programming & Content Strategy Globo
Chief Customer Experience Officer IVI.RU
Senior Director, CBC Kids Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Head of BBC Children’s Acquisitions and Independent Animation BBC Children’s
Vice President IQIYI
CARTOON NETWORK ARTISTS ON AUTHENTIC STORYTELLING FOR GLOBAL AUDIENCES Meet the artists behind Cartoon Network’s global hit, Craig of the Creek, as they share their thoughts, experiences and tips for cultivating stories that connect with kid audiences across the globe. Tune in to this exclusive virtual panel to hear how relatable, believable and inclusive characters and storytelling are developed without compromising authenticity. Presented by Cartoon Network
2020 OFFICIAL SELECTION IN COMPETITION CANNESERIES is a free and open-to-all festival which aims to promote its core values of excellence and diversity in a fresh, modern and glamorous way. Its goal is to bring together top talent from the series industry, to reveal the talent of tomorrow and to create an international competition that is an unmissable annual rendez-vous for series spanning all genres and formats.
CANNESERIES’ COMPETITION SERIES AVAILABLE FROM 12 OCT. AT 18:30 TO 21 OCT.
CANNESERIES & MIPCOM WORLD PREMIERE TV SCREENING
ATLANTIC CROSSING (NORWAY)
Episodes: 8x54’ Production: Cinenord, Beta Film Distribution: Beta Film
257 REASONS TO LIVE
Episodes: 6x52’ Production: Calt Studio, ARTE France, Belga Productions Distribution: Mediawan
Episodes: 13x23’ Production: Yellow, Black and White, Start, Super Production Distribution: Beta Film
Episodes: 5x45’ Production: Warner Bros. ITVP Sverige AB Distribution: Federation Entertainment
CHEYENNE AND LOLA (FRANCE, BELGIUM)
Episodes: 8x52’ Production: Lincoln TV, Orange Studio, Scope Picture, Pictanovo, VRT Distribution: Federation Entertainment - Orange Studio
LOSING ALICE (ISRAEL)
Episodes: 8x45’ Production: Dori Media Darset Distribution: Dori Media International
(BELGIUM, THE NETHERLANDS)
Episodes: 8x47’ Production: Eyework & Holland Licht, Manup Distribution: Federation Entertainment
TOP DOG (SWEDEN)
Episodes: 8x45’ Production: Filmlance International AB, C MORE, TV4, ZDF, ZDF Enterprises, Film Capital Stockholm Fund Distribution: ZDF Enterprises
MAN IN ROOM 301 (FINLAND)
Episodes: 6x45’ Production: Warner Bros. Television, Wall to Wall Distribution: About Premium Content
TRUTH SEEKERS (BRITAIN)
Episodes: 8x25’ Production: Stolen Picture Distribution: Amazon Prime Video
FULL PROGRAMME AVAILABLE AT WWW.MIPCOM.COM
All programmes submitted to the competition were shortlisted by the MIP Markets’ Diversify Advisory Board joined by leading TV industry professionals.
OFFICIAL SELECTION LGBTQ+
SUPPORTED BY ALL3MEDIA INTERNATIONAL
WORK IN PROGRESS
Production: Atresmedia Studios + Suma Latina Distribution: Atresmedia Broadcaster: Atresmedia
Production: SHOWTIME Networks, Circle of Confusion, Jax Media Distribution: ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group Broadcaster: SHOWTIME
Production: Objective Fiction and Objective Media Group Scotland Distribution: all3media International Broadcaster: Channel 4 and Netflix
LA MEMORIA HOMOSEXUAL QUEER MEMORY (SPAIN)
Production: MEDINA MEDIA Distribution: MEDINA MEDIA Broadcaster: CANAL SUR - RTVA
JAKE AND CHARICE (JAPAN, PHILIPPINES)
Production: Documentary Japan, NHK Enterprises, ABS-CBN Distribution: N/A Original Broadcaster: NHK
THE A WORD
Production: The Forge Distribution: all3media International Broadcaster: Channel 4
Production: Keshet Productions, Fifty Fathoms Production Distribution: Keshet International Broadcaster: BBC ONE
Production: Black Sheep Films Distribution: Magnify Media Broadcaster: France Televisions Slash
Production: Tallstoreez Productionz Pty Ltd Distribution: Change Media Broadcaster: SBS Special Broadcasting Service Australia
Production: Buendia Estudios Distribution: Talpa (ITV) Broadcaster: La Sexta (Atresmedia)
RACE AND ETHNICITY SCRIPTED
Production: BET Distribution: ViacomCBS International Studios Broadcaster: BET
PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS (USA)
Production: Desert Wolf Productions, Aguilar Entertainment, Neal Street Distribution: ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group Broadcaster: SHOWTIME
Production: Blink TV Production Distribution: N/A Original Broadcaster: SBS (Special Broadcasting Service Australia)
TOTAL CONTROL (AUSTRALIA)
Production: Blackfella Films Distribution: Keshet International Broadcaster: Australian Broadcast Corporation
MARRY ME, MARRY MY FAMILY (AUSTRALIA)
Production: CJZ Distribution: TCB Broadcaster: SBS
THE SCHOOL THAT TRIED TO END RACISM (UK)
Production: Proper Content Distribution: Banijay Rights Broadcaster: Channel 4
MASTER OF CEREMONY
KIDDY SMILE PABLO
AND THEN SOMETHING CHANGED
Production: Paper Owl Films Distribution: CAKE Broadcaster: CBeebies and RTÉjr
Production: Sinking Ship Entertainment Distribution: Sinking Ship Entertainment Broadcaster: YouTube
Production: Sticky Pictures Distribution: Australian Children’s Television Foundation Broadcaster: ABC
EMPLOYABLE ME CANADA (CANADA)
Production: Thomas Howe Associates Inc. Distribution: all3media International Broadcaster: Accessible Media Inc. (AMI), TV0 (TV Ontario)
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION IN KIDS PROGRAMMING
THE ACCIDENT (UK)
SYDNEY GAY AND LESBIAN MARDI GRAS 2020
French Singer, DJ, Actor and LGBTQ icon
VICE NEWS TONIGHT (USA)
Production: VICE News Distribution: VICE Media Group Broadcaster: VICE TV
MIPCOM DIVERSIFY TV EXCELLENCE AWARDSI The MIP Markets Diversity Advisory Board brings key influencers from the TV Industry together to collaborate with MIP Markets organizers in developing Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.
CEO Mounia Aram Company
Children’s Media Specialist
Advisor & Content Creator
SVP, Programming and Marketing AMC Networks International
Actress, Presenter, Writer and Disability Rights Campaigner
Co-Founder & President Big Bad Boo Studios
CEO Little Black Book Company
Head of Business Development Amazon Prime Video
SVP Global Format Sales BBC Studios
Senior Director, Global Inclusion Strategies ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), EMEA
CEO The Creative Diversity Network (CDN)
President, Executive Strategy Consultant, Writer Horizon Industries
Managing Director Scorpion Television
EVP Global Content Sales & Business Development A+E Networks
Managing Director Sixth Sense Media
AWARDS SPONSORS & PARTNERS PRESENTING PARTNERS
Global Content Strategist
EVP Formats All3Media International
FULL PROGRAMME AVAILABLE AT WWW.MIPCOM.COM
MIPCOM THANKS ITS SPONSORS & PARTNERS
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58th Spring International Content Market 12-14 April 2021 – CANNES, FRANCE We can’t wait to welcome you back to Cannes this April for the biggest week in unscripted television alongside the most new drama each spring. One MIPTV badge gives you access to 3 markets. For the first time, mipdoc, mipformats and mipdrama will be held together as one combined miptv market experience over 3 days. miptv.com
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CONFERENCES & EVENTS PROGRAMME AVAILABLE ON MIPCOM ONLINE + EVERY DAY (CEST TIME) UNTIL 17 NOVEMBER
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GLOBAL UPFRONTS A+E NETWORKS ALL3MEDIA INTERNATIONAL BBC STUDIOS BETA FILM DISCOVERY, INC. ITV STUDIOS NEWEN VIACOMCBS ZDF ENTERPRISES
GLOBAL TV TRENDS: WHO IS WATCHING WHAT, HOW AND WHY? Presented by Glance
KOREA COUNTRY OF HONOUR
Supported by Korea Communications Commission (KCC)
BEHIND KOREA’S MEGA HITS KOREA’S PLATFORM AND DISTRIBUTION STRATEGY CO-PRODUCING WITH KOREA FRESH TV KOREA Presented by The WIT IT’S A MATCH WITH KOREAN PRODUCERS Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 7:00 - 11:00 CET Time
TECH & CREATIVITY
THE FUTURE OF MOVIE MAGIC: REAL-TIME VOLUMETRIC VIRTUAL PRODUCTION
THE PURSUIT OF LOVE BROUGHT TO LIFE BY ITS STARSTUDDED CAST AND PRODUCERS Presented by BBC Studios
Supported by Sony
FUTUREPROOF YOUR PRODUCTION: HOW VISUALISATION AND VFX CAN ASSIST IN THIS NEW ERA
KEYNOTES & AWARDS
REMOTE SHOOTING: HOW DID BLOCKBUSTER SHOWS CONTINUE PRODUCTION IN LOCKDOWN? REMOTE & CLOUD PRODUCTION: BEST PRACTICES & CREATIVE POTENTIAL REAL TIME VFX: HOW GAME ENGINE TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTIONISES PRODUCTION AI & THE FUTURE OF TELEVISION: PT. 1: CONTENT PRODUCTION PT. 2: CONTENT MANAGEMENT & DISTRIBUTION BLOCKCHAIN - THE ULTIMATE GUIDE
FRESH TV FORMATS Presented by The WIT
FRESH TV FICTION Presented by The WIT
17.30 VARIETY VANGUARD AWARD: TED SARANDOS, CO-CEO & CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER, NETFLIX 18.00 WORLD SCREEN TRENDSETTER AWARD: TYLER PERRY, PLAYWRIGHT, WRITER, ACTOR, PRODUCER, DIRECTOR
CANNESERIES’ COMPETITION SERIES AVAILABLE FROM 12 TO 21 OCTOBER
18.30 CANNESERIES & MIPCOM WORLD PREMIERE TV SCREENING: `ATLANTIC CROSSING’ (BETA FILM)
FULL PROGRAMME AVAILABLE AT WWW.MIPCOM.COM
TUESDAY 13 OCTOBER MARKET SCREENINGS
‘CAPTAIN TSUBASA’ Presented by Crunchyroll
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‘DEAD MOUNTAIN – THE DYATLOV PASS INCIDENT’ Presented by Beta Film ‘HIT’ Presented by RTVE ‘PATH OF THE DRAGONS’ Presented by Kansai TV ‘PEOPLE AND GODS’ Presented by TVP Polish Public Television ‘RIOT POLICE’(‘ANTIDISTURBIOS’) Presented by Movistar ‘ROADKILL’ Presented by all3media international ‘TELL ME WHO I AM Presented by Beta Film ‘SHERLOCK: THE RUSSIAN CHRONICLES’ Presented by Yellow, Black and White ‘TURQUOISE FEVER’ Presented by GRB Studios ‘WITH YOU’ Presented The China Pavilion
FRESH CONTENT FROM TURKEY: THE ENDLESS LAND OF CONTENT Presented by Istanbul Chamber of Commerce K-ANIMATIONS: GLOBAL STARS OF TODAY K-ANIMATIONS: STARS OF A DIGITAL TOMORROW K-FORMAT: The BIG 5 SCRIPTED FORMATS K-FORMAT: THE BIG 5 UNSCRIPTED FORMATS K-FORMAT: THE RISING 5 PLAYERS Presented by Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) KOREA UHD SHOWCASE Presented by Korea Radio Promotion Association (RAPA) “MADE IN RUSSIA” GOES GLOBAL - BRAND-NEW NATIONAL DRAMA OF ALL GENRES Presented by MADE IN RUSSIA CONTENT CHINA (SHOWCASE): DRAMA (1ST PART ) CONTENT CHINA (SHOWCASE): DRAMA (2ND PART ) CONTENT CHINA (SHOWCASE): DOCUMENTARY CONTENT CHINA (SHOWCASE): FORMATS – WISDOM IN CHINA Presented by The State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China and National Radio and Television Administration of the People’s Republic of China
12.30 VIRTUAL BETA BRUNCH Presented by Beta Film 16.45
KEYNOTES & AWARDS
NATIONS UNITED, URGENT SOLUTIONS FOR URGENT TIMES Presented by Project Everyone
13.30 MIPCOM BUYERS’ AWARDS FOR JAPANESE DRAMA Sponsored by BUREAU OF INTERNATIONAL DRAMA FESTIVAL IN TOKYO 17.30 NO TIME TO WASTE: COMMUNICATING IN A CLIMATE EMERGENCY MELISSA FLEMING UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS, UNITED NATIONS 18.00 MIP SDG AWARD: JEREMY DARROCH, GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, SKY 18.30
CANNESERIES’ COMPETITION SERIES AVAILABLE FROM 12 TO 21 OCTOBER
‘9 WINDOWS’ Presented by The Storylab
MIPCOM DIVERSIFY TV EXCELLENCE AWARDS Supported by A+E Networks, Filmrise, Telefilm Canada / Canada Media Fund, all3media international and Diversify TV Media Partner: Variety
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CONFERENCES & EVENTS PROGRAMME AVAILABLE ON MIPCOM ONLINE + EVERY DAY (CEST TIME) UNTIL 17 NOVEMBER
WEDNESDAY 14 OCTOBER
AVAILABLE AT 9 AM
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BINGE WATCHING SESSION: KIDS AUDIENCE SUCCESSES ACROSS THE GLOBE Presented by Glance
FUTURE TALKS MAKING FUTURE A BETTER PLACE FOR KIDS – PART 1 & 2 THE DIGITAL PLAYGROUND: PROMOTING SOCIAL GOOD THROUGH PRINCIPLED DESIGN SMART STREAMING: THE NEXT GENERATION OF EDUTAINMENT
KEYNOTES & AWARDS
“MADE IN RUSSIA” - UNIVERSAL ANIMATED STORIES FOR GLOBAL AUDIENCES Presented by MADE IN RUSSIA
CARTOON NETWORK ARTISTS ON AUTHENTIC STORYTELLING FOR GLOBAL AUDIENCES Presented by Cartoon Network
THE SMURFS: A NEW TOUCH OF BLUE Presented by IMPS
IP PRESENTATION : GAPACHIN & MUKKU Presented by Fuji TV
NELVANA’S MUST SEE TV STARRING MELLANY MASTERSON AND ATHENA GEORGAKLIS Presented by Nelvana CONTENT CHINA (SHOWCASE): ANIMATION (1ST PART ) CONTENT CHINA (SHOWCASE): ANIMATION (2ND PART ) Presented by The State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China and National Radio and Television Administration of the People’s Republic of China
INTERNATIONAL EMMY® KIDS AWARDS
WORLD SCREEN TV KIDS TRENDSETTER AWARD: MATTHEW A. CHERRY, OSCAR-WINNING FILMMAKER
CANNESERIES’ COMPETITION SERIES AVAILABLE FROM 12 TO 21 OCTOBER
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CONFERENCES & EVENTS PROGRAMME AVAILABLE ON MIPCOM ONLINE + EVERY DAY (CEST TIME) UNTIL 17 NOVEMBER
THURSDAY 15 OCTOBER GENDER EQUALITY
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
WOMEN IN GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT POWER PANEL Presented by A+E Networks 17.30
WOMEN MENTORING In association with MediaClub’Elles By pre-registration
FIRESIDE CHAT WITH NOEL CLARKE, ACTOR, WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER AND CEO OF UNSTOPPABLE FILM AND TELEVISION 16.00
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION MENTORING By pre-registration
CANNESERIES’ COMPETITION SERIES AVAILABLE FROM 12 TO 21 OCTOBER
AVAILABLE AT 9 AM
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SPECIAL SCREENING: ‘SURVIVING JEFFREY EPSTEIN’ Presented by A+E Networks
FRIDAY 16 OCTOBER FEATURED SHOWCASES
«A TALKS: THE OTTOMAN» VIRTUAL MEETING WITH THE OTTOMAN’S LEADING TALENTS Presented by ATV
AS EASY AS 1-2-3 PRODUCTION: TRENDING RUSSIAN DRAMA SERIES CREATORS ON THE GLOBAL CRUSADE Presented by 1-2-3 PRODUCTIONS
LEVERAGE 2.0 Presented by Electric Entertainement
CINEFLIX RIGHTS AUTUMN 2020 LAUNCH Presented by Cineflix rights
TUBI: CONTENT PERSONALIZATION FOR GLOBAL AUDIENCES Presented by Tubi
KEYNOTES & AWARDS
NEW GLOBAL CONSUMERS & NEW GLOBO SERIES POWERED BY GLOBOPLAY Presented by GLOBO SEASON 2020/21 LINE UP. GPM ENTERTAINMENT TV. THRILLERS, DRAMAS, SHOWS Presented by GPM ETV A SELECTION OF HITS FROM INTER MEDYA’S CATALOGUE Presented by INTER MEDYA NTV: FRESH AND TOPRATED RUSSIAN DRAMAS AND FORMATS Presented by NTV Broadcasting Company FACTUAL EXCELLENCE | ORF UNIVERSUM NATURE & HISTORY | TODAY & TOMORROW Presented by ORF-Enterprise LIVE YOUR LIFE WITH VISION FILMS Presented by Vision Films
17.30 OVERCOMING THE MEDIA SILOS (OR HOW I LEARNED TO EMBRACE TECHNOLOGY AND TRUST THE AUDIENCE ALEX AMANCIO, CEO, & CO-FOUNDER, REFLECTOR ENTERTAINMENT
CANNESERIES’ COMPETITION SERIES AVAILABLE FROM 12 TO 21 OCTOBER
17.00 CONVERSATION WITH ROBIN THEDE, CREATOR, SHOWRUNNER, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, WRITER AND STAR OF HBO’S ‘‘ A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW’’
FULL PROGRAMME AVAILABLE AT WWW.MIPCOM.COM
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