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MIPTV99: A PIVOTAL MARKET

MIP TV, the international television programme market, where sellers and buyers from all over the world exchange product, takes place April 12th to 17th in Cannes, France. This years MIP is expected to reflect a rebounding international TV market. More than 100 TV series from around the world we be offered at MIP, such as DARIA, FAMILY GUY, FUTURAMA, and NORMAN NORMAL. The calendar of events include the following animation related programmes:

MONDAY APRIL 12TH11am MAGUS ENTERTAINMENT will hold a press conference and present the first episode of the animation series, SIMSALLAGRIMM.

12.30pm EM.TV will hold a press lunch and present the first episode of the animated series TWIPSY with producer Javier Mariscal (Invitation only).

12pm ITEL will screen two childrens animation series, 64 ZOO LANE and FOXBUSTERS, followed by an invitation only cocktail party.

6pm BBC Worldwide will host a cocktail party to launch ROTTEN RALPH.

TUESDAY, APRIL 13TH10am BRB Internacional will hold a press conference for the launch of the animated series FANTAGHIRO.

3:30pm There will be a screening and press conference for the Oscar nominated THE CANTERBURY TALES.

3:30pm MIP TV Conference on Japan: JAPANESE ANIMATION: REGAINING WORLDWIDE EXPOSURE.

5:30pm Carlton International will host the launch of a new series, DREAM STREET.

7:30 Fox Kids will host a press dinner (Invitation only).

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14TH9:30-11:30am BOURSE AUX COPRODUCTIONS - MARKET SIMULATION, a session dedicated to children's programmes.

10:30am-11:30am BABAR and FANTOMETTE - production and sales development within the group will be discussed (Invitation only).

12pm Link Entertainment will host a photocall with the characters of the pre-school series THE TEDDYBEARS.

THURSDAY, APRIL 15TH10am Bandai Visual will screen JIN ROH, a new thriller from the creators of GHOST IN THE SHELL.

Among the many companies who will be selling animation programmes at their stands are: from Australia: Southern Star Sales; from Canada: Nelvana Enterprises; from Denmark: ITE - Interactive Television; from Spain: B.R.B Internacional, S.A., Cromosoma S.A., Neptuno Films, PPM Multimedia; from France: Canal J, Carrere, Gaumont, Humanoids Group, Marathon International, Marina Productions, TF1 International, Toon Factory; from United Kingdom: BBC Worldwide, Carlton International; from Greece: Artoon S.A.; from Italy: APT-Associazione Produttiori Televisivi; from Israel: Noga Communications; from Japan: Fuji Creative Corporation, Fuji Television Network, Inc., Kodansha LTD., NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), TBS Service, Inc., TMS-Kyokuichi Corporation, Toei Animation Co., Ltd., Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd., Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation; from The Netherlands: TV Matters B.V.; from Germany: Betafilm GMBH & Co., EM.TV & Merchandising AG, Eurocarts International; and many from the US including Films by Jove, Buena Vista, Film Roman, Golden Books Entertainment Group, Hallmark Entertainment, King World, MGM Worldwide Television Group, MTV Networks, PPM MultiMedia, Saban International, Twentieth Century Fox International, Universal Television, Warner Bros., Worldvision.

For more information, contact the MIP TV Public Relations Dept: Margot Gardett - Tel: (33-1) 41 90 45 59 or Keith Daly - Tel: (33-1) 41 90 45 60; Fax: (33-1) 41 90 46 24; or e-mail: keith_daly@midem-paris.ccmail.compuserve.com Also visit http://www.miptv.com

Paco Rodriguez, of PPM MultiMedia, will be covering MIP99 in the May issue of ANIMATION WORLD. In the meantime, PPM MultiMedias claymation series Snailympics will be on display at the MIP market.

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