MIPDoc Hot Pick: Tata – Escobar’s Widow

Distributor: Drive Producer: Telegramme Media Broadcaster: Club Illico (French-Canada), Discovery (LatAm, Iberia, Italy, Spanish-speaking US) Logline: Pablo Escobar’s wife breaks her silence about life with the world’s most famous drug trafficker The world of Pablo Escobar is well-known to global audiences via Netflix’s hit drama Narcos, but those closest to him, such as his wife […]

MIPDoc Hot Pick: If We Built It Today

Distributor: Sky Vision Producer: Arcadia Content Broadcaster: Knowledge Network (Canada) Logline: Factual series exploring the engineering, design, politics and danger of the world’s greatest architectural achievements and what they would look like today If Noah’s Ark was built today, what would it look like? How would we go about it, and how much would it […]

MIPDoc Hot Pick: The Green Book – Guide to Freedom

Distributor: Off The Fence Producer: Impossible Factual Broadcaster: Smithsonian Channel Logline: A deep dive into the real-life inspiration behind Oscar-winning feature film Green Book In the 1930s, a black postal worker from Harlem in New York City named Victor Green published The Negro Motorist Green Book – a manual that would become part-travel guide and […]

MIPDoc Hot Pick: Beyond Innovation

Distributor: A Tall Order Producer: Globalive Media Broadcaster: Bloomberg Television Logline: Uncovering the world’s new and emerging technologies that change the way we live and do business Hosted by venture capitalist Anthony Lacavera and tech journalist Michael Bancroft, this 26 x 30-minute series looks to demystify the emerging tech, cutting-edge research and groundbreaking businesses that […]

MIPDoc Hot Pick: The Weekly

Distributor: Red Arrow International Producer: The New York Times, Left/Right Broadcaster: FX, Hulu (US) Logline: The first narrative news TV series from The Gray Lady The New York Times is looking to build on the success of its popular podcast The Daily with a 30-part doc series that goes beyond the headlines and into those […]

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 […]

‘Prime Suspect’ detective to front CBS Reality doc series

UK factual channel CBS Reality is rolling out a pair of true crime originals, including the first factual project to be associate produced by distributor Orange Smarty.  The Real Prime Suspect follows Jackie Malton, a former Met Police Officer and the inspiration for the character of DCI Jane Tennison, played by Helen Mirren, in Lynda La Plante’s multi-award […]