Newly launched U.K. production company ropes in Emmy Award-winning writer Jeffrey Scott for its maiden animation project.
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French television executive Pascal Breton launches Federation Entertainment, a mini-studio created to control all aspects of original straight-to-series event programming for the global marketplace.
Splash Entertainment heads to MIPCOM with G.U.N.K. Aliens, an all-new animated series produced in partnership with Foothill Entertainment.
Massive changes in entertainment programming and distribution leave no doubt the Digital Revolution is sweeping the globe.
Atomic heads to MIPCOM with three new series, the animated Scapegoats and Max Mashup, and Minimum Wage, a live action-animation hybrid featuring two 15-year-olds on a mission.
Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (JCC) will participate at MIPCOM & MIPJunior exhibitions due to be held in Cannes, France, early in the coming week.
I thought I was the only one who came to the realization that I’m not coming home with signed contracts. As a successful producer and creator of content, she said that her expectations are the same as mine. But would she miss a market? No.
GDC, Village Productions and Agogo Corporation are in partnership on PATCH PILLOWS, a pre-school series already in production on 78 x 7 minute episodes.
Press Release from MIPCOM
Paris, 9 June 2009 -- THE SIMPSONS, the longest-running primetime TV series in history, will celebrate its 20th anniversary at MIPCOM 2009. In partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution which handles international distribution for the show, MIPCOM will hold a series of events to mark THE SIMPSONS global success over the past two decades.
The 24th MIPCOM recorded its highest attendance figure of all time, driven notably by an increase in attendance from the "METRIC" countries and regions (Middle East, Turkey, Russia, India and China), as well as Ukraine.
At the close of the market on October 17, MIPCOM 2008 totaled 13,588 participants, an increase of 1.6% over the 13,371 industry professionals who attended in 2007. A total of 4,519 companies from 103 countries registered, of which 1,779 were exhibitors. The number of international buyers grew by 7.2%, from 4,242 in 2007 to 4,573 this year.
Lastrego & Testa will present all 26 episodes of its new TV series AMITA OF THE JUNGLE (26x7) in HD, co-produced with RAI Fiction, at MIPCOM.
The project won a nomination to the Pulcinella Awards at Cartoons On the Bay 2008 in the category Best TV Series for Children and it is in competition for the 38th edition of Roshd Festival in Tehran.
The series is about the adventures of a child who lives in a magic world where men and animals can still speak together, bringing a contemporary moral based on sympathy, altruism and cooperation.
Gary Wang, founder and CEO of Tudou, China's leading video sharing platform, will deliver a keynote at MIPCOM 2008. The address will be given on Thursday, October 16 within the framework of a day of debate dedicated to the convergence between TV, video sharing online communities and video games. The 24th edition of MIPCOM runs October 13-17 at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France.
4Kids Ent. has set MIPCOM 2008 for the premiere of 26 all-new half-hour episodes of DINOSAUR KING.
The global broadcast line-up for DINOSAUR KING series includes Mediaset (Italy), RTL2 (Germany), France 3 (France), Canal J (France), TV2 (Denmark), TV4 (Sweden), MTV 3 (Finland), TVI (Portugal), LNK (Lithuania), Neljas (Estonia), Jetix (UK, Scandinavia, Spain and Latin America), MNET (South Africa) and YTV (Canada) among many others. New markets expected to close at MIPCOM include the U.K., Ireland, Australia and a number of central European countries.
Cyma Zarghami, President of Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group, will present the MIPCOM Junior 2008 Keynote on Sunday October 12. The 16th edition of MIPCOM Junior, the specialist international screening marketplace and conference for children's programming and merchandising will be held on the October 11-12 at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes, France.
During her address, Zarghami will share her vision of how the localization of global hit creative properties can result in a stronger worldwide brand presence.
The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) wrapped up MIPCOM 2007 -- the best-attended edition since the audiovisual market's founding -- with a rich array of sales of new animation, as well as titles from the board's extensive archives. Multi-award-winning MADAME TUTLI-PUTLI was snatched up by Canal + France, ARTE, and Swizerland's TSR. Canal + Spain and TSR also acquired the audience favorite SLEEPING BETTY, while YLE (Finland) bought three shorts from the NFB's TALESPINNERS children's collection: ASTHMA TECH, THE GIRL WHO HATED BOOKS and JAIME LO, SMALL AND SHY.
A KIND OF MAGIC (26x30), Xilam's new animated comedy series in which a bunch of maladjusted fairy tale characters find themselves catapulted from their magic kingdom into the real world, was rated the most popular series at MIPCOM Jr., attracting over 280 buyers.
Currently in production at Xilam's Paris-based animation studio, and due to debut
Monster Distributes is bringing three new acquisitions to MIPCOM and will be screening a number of other programs at MIPCOM Jr.
BANJO THE WOODPILE CAT (1x30), originally released in 1982, was the first independent production from legendary animator Don Bluth (THE SECRET OF NIMH, AN AMERICAN TALE, THE LAND BEFORE TIME, ANASTASIA). This is the first time that the fully restored film has been available to TV and DVD in both HD and standard-def.
Studio B Productions has signed a production order for 26 episodes of KID VS. KAT, a 26x22 comedy series for kids 6-11 about the exaggerated conflict between a demonically malevolent cat and the beleaguered ten-year-old boy who has become its unwitting nemesis. The property was developed internally at Studio B and originated from a short titled LOOK WHAT MY SISTER DRAGGED IN that screened at MIPCOM Jr. in 2006. The series is currently in production with YTV for a Fall 2008 launch.
Rich Ross, President of Disney Channel Worldwide, will present a keynote address on the second day of MIPCOM Junior, which will be held on the Oct. 6-7, 207, at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes.
Rich Ross, who has been with The Walt Disney Co. for 11 years, manages the company's successful and burgeoning global kids' TV business, a total of 67 channel feeds around the world. He is a key member of the team behind the HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL franchise. Ross will share the reasons behind the channel's phenomenal success during his keynote speech at MIPCOM.
What was the outlook now for animation as buyers and sellers emerge from trying times at the world's most important TV sales market in Cannes? Take a look as nine-year mart vet, Sarah Baisley, shares observations, some personal asides and news from MIPCOM Jr. and MIPCOM 2006.
Monster Distributes launched CAOZï¿½s edgy 3D animated film, ANNA AND THE MOODS at MIPCOM.
ANNA AND THE MOODS is written by Academy Award-nominated Icelandic writer Sjï¿½n on a commission by the Brodsky Quartet. Julian Nott, composer of WALLACE AND GROMIT, sets Sjï¿½n's story to music. The Brodsky Quartet has performed a musical version of the work on live tours in the UK, with Sjï¿½n performing the story. Voices are by Bjork, Damon Albarn, Terry Jones, Sjon and Thorunn Laurusdottir.