MIPTV DELIVERS MARKET FOR THE FUTURE
Cannes/12.04.2018: The combination of MIPTV, the inaugural CANNESERIES festival, MIPDoc, MIPFormats, the MIPDrama Summit, the first In Development and an expanded Junior@MIPTV programme of events provided 10,000 delegates from 102 countries with a unique menu of learning, networking and deal-making opportunities.
"The consumption of entertainment content around the world has never been higher. The search for content that will attract and maintain audience loyalty has never been fiercer. What has become evident is that in the search for great content, the way shows are funded is evolving," commented Laurine Garaude, Reed MIDEM’s Television Division Director.
Traditional sales activity remains at the heart of MIPTV but the lines between producers and distributors are blurring as distribution companies are investing in shows at every stage of the production timeline. "There is a clear move towards increased coproduction partnerships and for more creatives to attend MIPTV to raise development financing from new sources. MIPTV’s mission is to help these creatives bring their ideas to the market and give distributors early stage access to the creatives’ projects," said Laurine Garaude.
In a single week, companies at MIPTV showcased projects at different phases of the content creation value chain starting with concepts, development projects, commissioning, pre-selling, promotion, international sales and finishing with audiences watching completed shows.
On the eve of MIPTV’s April 9 opening, Cannes rolled out the pink carpet for the first edition of CANNESERIES, the Cannes International Series Festival which hosted public screenings as of April 4, starting with the latest season of 'Versailles', before the Official Competition opening on April 7. Setting the tone for the new international series celebration, a packed Palais des Festivals’ Grand Auditorium welcomed film director Jean-Jacques Annaud who presented exclusive footage of his first TV series 'The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair.' In a stylish opening ceremony, Annaud was joined on the pink carpet by CANNESERIES Jury President Harlan Coben, Michael Kenneth Williams, Patrick Dempsey, Ben Schnetzer, Antonio Fargas, Corinne Touzet, Michael Youn and Michelle Dockery.
With CANNESERIES showcasing completed episodes of new series, the MIPDrama Summit (April 8) saw 450 buyers discovering six, high-end international drama series at the ‘work in progress’ stage. The MIPDrama Buyers Coup de Coeur Award went to 'Bullets,' distributed by Sky Vision. Meanwhile, the 600 delegates at In Development, the new Cannes Drama Creative Forum produced by MIPTV and CANNESERIES, saw 12 drama projects pitched to production partners, broadcasters, investors and producers to fast-track their production launches. The two projects selected to receive funding support from In Development partners Federation Entertainment and La Fabrique des Formats were 'The Sources of Evil' produced by Wueste Film (Germany) and 'Whatever, Linda' produced by The Donaldson Company (Canada).
About MIPTV - MIPTV (9-12 April 2018, Cannes) is the flagship and leading global TV and digital content market. Each April, over 10,000 professionals from across the international TV and digital entertainment ecosystem connect to launch and discover new content, forge partnerships, negotiate financing and distribution agreements, find co-production opportunities and explore the latest trends.www.miptv.com