Despite some stormy days, the Canneseries pink carpet brightened up the Palais des Festival bringing in talent from Sandra Oh to Michael C. Hall, Patrick Dempsey and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
The first edition of the festival saw Keshet International’s thriller When Heroes Fly as the winner of best series. Francesco Montanari gained the top spot for best performance on The Hunter and best digital series went to Zoe Pelchat’s Dominos.
While the festival certainly brought in the stars to the market, many still reported of a quiet atmosphere during the event, and some disruption due to the Canneseries carpet rolled out in front of the Palais.
Despite this, there was an abundance of deals with Canal + ordering Waller-Bridge spy-thriller Killing Eve, BBC selling McMafia to Russian channel Friday and Globo’s Jailers and Supermax making it over to AMC. There’s more deals to be found below.
Red Arrow Studios International sold new format Buying Blind to Bravo in the US and Nelonen in Finland
Cineflix closed deals with Investigation Discovery US, A+E Networks UK, History Channel Iberia and PCCW Hong Kong for Homicide: Hours to Kill, and A+E UK, Germany, Benelux, CEE, South Africa and the Middle East for Secrets of the Morgue
Endemol Shine Group gained global rights to childrens’ competition show Lego Masters
BBC Studios announced that Africa has secured over 300 hours of programming across channels such as DSTV NOW and SABC
Red Bull Media House and PTScientists reached an exclusive global media production and distribution partnership to document its Mission to the Moon – the first private mission to land on the moon
Electus International has secured global distribution and US remake rights to reality dating format Matchmakers from Belgium-based production company Roses are Blue