MIPCOM reveals attendee expectations & names Asian World Premiere

MIPCOM organiser RX France (fka Reed Midem) is preparing to welcome 10,000 producers, buyers, commissioners and creatives to France next month, as the industry returns en masse to Cannes for the first time since the pandemic. The 38th edition of the event, which runs 17-20 October, has more than 300 confirmed exhibiting studios and distributors, including A+E Networks, […]

TBI Weekly: The problem with the UK’s format isolationism

With MIPCOM on the horizon, European format specialist Siobhan Crawford offers a plea to UK companies to use the opportunity to more deeply engage with their counterparts in Europe, rather than relying on local talent for new formats. I was at Edinburgh TV Festival last month. Lovely market. Nothing new though. So now we look […]

News round-up: MIPCOM to expand co-pro focus; UK’s C4 orders Kevin Spacey docuseries; The Creatives launch think tank

MIPCOM to expand co-pro focus RX France (fka Reed Midem) is targeting co-production execs for its MIPCOM event in Cannes in October, with an expanded area and programming strand focused on the international market. ‘The Seaview Producers Hub’ will consist of a 10,673sqft networking lounge and event space, designed “to accommodate hundreds of daily meetings […]

MIPTV confirms 2022 show, format & doc events subsumed

MIPTV organisers RX France (formerly Reed Midem) have confirmed that a 59th edition will take place in Cannes next April, but off-shoots MIPFORMATS and MIPDOC are being rolled into the main event. The ‘reformatted’ three-day event will run 4 to 6 April and again take up residence at the Palais des Festivals. The MipFormats and […]

ITV Studios pulls out of MIPCOM as travel uncertainty affects planning

ITV Studios (ITVS) will not be appearing at this year’s MIPCOM, with the UK-based production and distribution giant becoming the latest major outfit to confirm its decision over the October market. The news comes six weeks since TBI revealed that Green Planet distributor BBC Studios (BBCS) would have no physical presence at the annual event, […]

Exclusive: BBC Studios to miss MIPCOM for second year

Green Planet distributor BBC Studios (BBCS) will have no physical presence at MIPCOM in October for a second year running, TBI understands. The Reed Midem event, which is slated to run 11-14 October, is normally the biggest gathering in the TV calendar but was cancelled last year as the pandemic spread and now BBCS has confirmed […]

MIPTV & MIPCOM boss Laurine Garaude exits Reed Midem after 30 years

Laurine Garaude, Reed Midem’s Television Division director who oversees MIPTV and MIPCOM markets, is stepping down after almost 30 years with the company. Garaude will leave the company at the end of January, having joined Reed Midem in 1993. She has overseen the Television Division since 2009, with responsibility for flagship events including MIPTV and MIPCOM markets. […]

MIPTV to remain virtual in 2021 as Reed Midem outlines plans

Reed Midem is preparing for an online-only version of MIPTV in 2021, but has confirmed that it is hopeful of launching a physical MIPCOM in Cannes later in the year. The April edition of MIPTV will take place online from 12-16 April and will include the MIPDoc and MIPFormats programmes. The event, which is into its […]

MIPCOM in Cannes cancelled as Reed Midem moves event 100% online

MIPCOM organisers Reed Midem have cancelled this year’s physical version of the Cannes market. The 36th edition will now take place entirely digitally as MIPCOM ONLINE+, the platform launched in April after MIPTV was cancelled. Reed Midem said the physical gathering, previously scheduled to take place as MIPCOM Rendezvous Cannes, was being pulled because of […]

eOne joins A+E in dropping physical presence from MIPCOM

Canada-based multinational Entertainment One (eOne) has become the latest company to pull out of attending the physical MIPCOM 2020 event due to concerns about Covid-19. Hasbro-owned eOne is, however, understood to instead be making alternative plans for an online presence, details of which have not yet been revealed. The news, first reported by C21, follows […]

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