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All3Media Int’l launches MIP Cancun formats pitch

All3Media International is launching a formats pitch at MIP Cancun.

The distributor has extended its partnership with MIPCOM organizer Reed Midem to launch the MIP Cancun Formats Pitch, which will target the creators and producers of new non-scripted entertainment formats.

The initiative follows on from their previous collaboration on the Asia Television Forum Formats Pitch, which is now in its third year.

The MIP Cancun Formats Pitch, which will get underway in November 2019, will be judged by a panel of senior industry figures.

The winning format will receive a cash and consultancy prize package, and the opportunity to partner with All3Media International in developing the format to pitch to global broadcasters.

The winner of the 2016 ATF Formats Pitch, Xtreme Media, recently secured an eight-part commission for free-to-air Singaporean channel Mediacorp Suria for its sports-themed format Hit It.

Rachel Glaister, executive VP of brands at All3Media International, said: “We continue our strategy to build our presence in key regional markets and we’re delighted to work once again with the team at Reed Midem on presenting this new Formats Pitch at MIP Cancun.

“The event offers the perfect platform to showcase the best of Latin America’s creative talent and discover ideas that are perfect for export and development within the region and on the international stage.”

Janel Downing, VP of sales for Latin America at All3Media International, added: “The contest has been incredibly popular with independent producers in Europe and Asia, so it is fitting to bring the opportunity to a region renowned for its entertainment content.”

(Pictured: All3Media’s The Circle)