MIPCOM opens up to film commissioners

Reed Midem has added another new conference strand to the MIPCOM line-up in October.

MIPCOM_Overview5It has created a ‘Film Commissions’ day, which will run all day on the Tuesday of the market.

The new series of sessions is designed to highlight how the TV and film worlds are increasingly working in tandem. It will cover fundraising and overviews of the UK and US markets as well as country-specific sessions Germany, Lithuania and Italy.

There will also be region-specific slots given over to Latin America, the Middle East and to Asian film in Europe. A ‘Film Commissions’ networking lunch will take place 12.30-2pm. The full speaker line-up has yet to be confirmed.

A separate panel on the Film & TV Crossroad will take place on the opening day of the market, Monday, October 13. Lionsgate’s TV boss Kevin Beggs, Katie O’Connell and Christophe Riandee from Gaumont, and Edouard de Vesinne from Europacorp are all confirmed as speakers.

Last week, another new MIPCOM strand was revealed, covering the international channels business.

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