Armoza’s Hostages to break out at MIPCOM

Israel’s Armoza Formats is launching Hostages, the scripted format behind the upcoming CBS serial, and comedy dating series Guys in Disguise (pictured) next month at MIPCOM. The hour-long drama series is about a surgeon ordered to sabotage a routine operation on the President after her family is taken hostage and will launch in Cannes as […]

Nancy Dubuc to host Women in Entertainment Power Lunch

The second Women in Entertainment Power Lunch will take place at MIPCOM next month. A+E Networks CEO Nancy Dubuc (left) will introduce Disney boss Anne Sweeney, twofour54 CEO Noura Al Kaabi and actress Emily Mortimer at a group discussion, which will be the focus of the Power Lunch. The event is sponsored by female-skewing cable […]

MIPJunior Hot Pick: Sam & Cat

Nickelodeon says Sam & Cat is more than a spin-off: it’s a double spin-off. It earns that status by virtue of having Jenette McCurdy and Ariana Grande in the same series. The teen stars, better known as the leads in iCarly and Victorious respectively, come together for this new live-action series. The doubling up theme […]

Latin focus: Venevision launching action series Lucia’s Secrets

Action-suspense series Lucia’s Secrets (pictured), a new offering from Cisneros-owned Venevision International’s drama catalogue, is the company’s headline drama title for MIPCOM. Portraying Lucia, a beautiful woman running for her life across a violent, urban world, the series breaks away from the classic telenovela. The 75-part TV action series, mainly shot in Venezuela and South […]

Hot pick: Reflex, All3Media Int’l’s follow up to Cube

Reflex is the latest physical gameshow from Objective Productions and Adam Adler, creator of The Cube.Originally piloted for Channel 4 in the UK – the same broadcaster that piloted and passed on The Cube – it has been taken to series by UK pubcaster the BBC, which will launch it on its flagship BBC One […]

Chaplin heads Endemol’s all-star line-up for MIPCOM

Endemol is bringing a raft of talent including Oona Chaplin to MIPCOM to promote its new shows for the market. Increasingly, the large distributors are bringing in on-screen and behind the camera talent to Cannes to meet press and buyers and Endemol Worldwide Distribution will have several well-known faces in town. It is bringing Oona […]

Restructured ZDF covers all genres in Cannes

Having restructured into four genre-specific divisions, ZDF Enterprises will launch new kids, drama, factual and entertainment shows at MIPCOM. The commercial arm of the German public broadcaster has also launched a new sales site to help buyers get details of its new shows. On the kids side the market highlight from ZDFE.junior is 26x26mins live […]

Beyond gets Addicted with Story House Productions

Beyond Distribution has secured sales rights to Story House Productions crime series Addicted to the Life. The 12-part show tells the stories of everyday people that get caught up in a life of crime. Yvonne Body, head of acquisitions for Beyond Distribution, said: “Addicted to the Life marks a new departure in crime programming from […]

Naomi Campbell to show Face in Cannes

Supermodel Naomi Campbell will be in Cannes with Shine International to promote her debuting reality competition series The Face. Campbell will host a private screening on the second day of MIPCOM (Tuesday, October 8) at the Majestic Hotel’s Diane Theatre. The Face, created by Shine America, sees a trio of international models go head-to-head in […]

Telefe finds Your Face Familiar

Telefe has commissioned Endemol Argentina to create a local version of singing format Your Face Sounds Familiar. The comedy talent show will be 13 episodes long and feature local celebrities taking on the identities of iconic singers in front of a studio audience. The show has now sold into more than 30 territories, including in […]