MIPDoc Hot Pick: The House of Extraordinary People

Distributor: TCB Media Rights Producer: Hey Sonny Films Broadcaster: Channel 5 (UK) Logline: Nine amazing people from all over the world live together for 10 days to challenge the prejudices they encounter daily Hey Sonny’s 3 x 60-minute doc series unites nine characters with physical differences ranging from such rare conditions as polycystic ovary syndrome, […]

MIPDoc Hot Picks: I Am Richard Pryor

Distributor: Fremantle Producer: Network Entertainment Broadcaster: Paramount Network (US) Logline: Inside the private life of the late American comic genius Fresh from its SXSW premiere last month, Jesse James Miller’s 90-minute film on Richard Pryor delves into the psyche of the late American genius, detailing his background as the child of a sex worker and […]

MIPDoc Hot Picks: 100 Vaginas

Distributor: TVF International Producer: Burning Bright Productions Broadcaster: Channel 4 (UK) Logline: Women tell frank and powerful stories about the most intimate part of their bodies Burning Bright’s critically acclaimed documentary smashes taboos around women’s bodies with frank interviews that yield powerful stories about periods, pubic hair, rape and female genital mutilation, birth, porn and […]

MIPDoc Hot Picks: Almost Fashionable – A Film About Travis

Distributor: Limonero Films Producer: Gezellig Pictures in association with Final Cut Logline: A music critic is invited by one of his least favourite bands to cover their tour in Mexico What most people may not know about Scottish pop band Travis is that they have a thick skin. How else could any group invite one […]

MIPFormats Hot Pick: Dating No Filter

Distributor: NBCUniversal International Formats Producer: Lime Pictures, All3Media America Broadcaster: E! (US) Logline: Comedians provide play-by-play commentary on blind dates US cable channel E!’s new entertainment format provides a hilarious, honest take on the state of modern dating, with three pairs of comedians providing up-to-the-second commentary on blind dates. With dating back in vogue across […]

MIPFormats Hot Pick: Mental Samurai

Distributor: Warner Bros. International Television Production Producer: A. Smith & Co. Productions, Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television, Apploff Entertainment Broadcaster: Fox (US) Logline: Contestants answer trivia testing mental agility and intelligence while traveling at high speeds in a specially designed capsule Host and executive producer Rob Lowe, who was in the UK for Warner […]

MIPFormats Hot Picks: Drag Lab

Distributor: Hat Trick International Producer: Summer Films Broadcaster: Channel 4 (UK) Logline: A British drag collective gives guests lacking in confidence a drag makeover Summer Films’ 6 x 60-minute series centers on one of the UK’s most popular drag collectives, Manchester’s The Family Gorgeous, which hosts a monthly workshop where they teach guests how to […]

MIPFormats Hot Picks: Secret Body

Distributor: Sony Pictures Television Producer: Stellify Media Broadcaster: BBC Scotland (UK) Logline: A body positive transformation show that sees two contributors eating and living better – in secret Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? producer Stellify Media’s latest offering is billed as the world’s first undercover weight-loss show. Each self-contained, hour-long episode finds two contributors […]

MIPFormats Hot Pick: The Brigade – Race To The Hudson

Distributor: Kew Media Distribution Producer: Media Headquarters Logline: A group of strangers must work together to conquer cross-country wilderness for $500,000 Produced by Kew Media Group-backed Media Headquarters, this “co-operative” competition series forces 10 strangers to travel more than 1,000km across a historic fur trade route and pool their skills and resources to claim a […]

MIPFormats Hot Pick: No Sleep No FOMO

Distributor: The Story Lab Producer: Gleam Productions Broadcaster: Viu (Asia) Logline: Two celebrities have 60 hours in a new city to complete the ultimate bucket list, all on zero sleep Few of us envision checking off the items on our bucket list in 60 hours but that’s the task at hand for two celebrities in […]