MIPCOM Hot Picks: Singerella

Distributor: Armoza Formats Channel: TBA Producer: Armoza Formats Concept: A would-be singer with unfulfilled dreams gets a musical makeover in three days Hot off the success of The Four on Fox, Avi Armoza is back with another feel-good format, complete with a fairytale ending.  In each episode of hour-long format Singerella, friends and family nominate […]

Show of the Week: The Pier

Spanish romantic thriller The Pier originates from Esther Martínez Lobato and La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) showrunner Álex Pina, who signed a global overall deal with Netflix earlier this summer. The eight-part series – which also stars Casa de Papel’s Álvaro Morte – is for Spanish SVOD Movistar+ and will receive its world premiere […]

Treehouse greenlights trio of Nelvana kids titles

Canadian kids channel Treehouse has greenlit a trio of live-action and animated pre-school series from Corus Entertainment-owned producer-distributor Nelvana. The channel has picked up digital-first live-action programme Miss Persona (52 x 3 minutes), which will launch on its YouTube channel before joining its linear line-up in January. The programme centres on Kimberly Person who solves […]

ITV’s Carolyn McCall to deliver MIPCOM keynote

ITV CEO Carolyn McCall is set to deliver a keynote at MIPCOM, where she will touch on ITV’s plan to grow UK and global productions. The Media Mastermind keynote will be held on October 15 at 11:30am at the auditorium of the Palais des Festivals. Taking the MIPCOM stage for the first time since joining […]

Harassment scandal deepens as MIPCOM ends

It’s difficult to write about the health of an industry in the context of an all-encompassing scandal, and the soul-searching in entertainment that has followed the Harvey Weinstein allegations was obvious to those at MIPCOM this week. In the various beach front restaurants and at the plethora of networking events many were furious, some nervously […]

MIPCOM slates – Drive & Beta Film

Drive Media Rights UK-based Drive has revealed its factual slate for Cannes from a line up of premium programming from producers. The shows come from Tin Can Island, Oxford Films, October Films, Blink Films, Back2Back and Antidote. The slate includes six shows: Wilder Australia, a new Ray Mears series (pictured); Body Cam Cops, a hidden […]

MIPCOM slates – Propagate & Revelation

Propagate International Following a year of growth Propagate will be bringing a new slate of unscripted series, specials and formats to MIPCOM. The slate will consist of My Partner Knows Best, a relationship comedy gameshow featuring Jason Biggs (pictured), The Grill Iron, State Plate and Girl Starter. Propogate also features series from Russia, Turkey and […]

Who to meet in Cannes: Katrina Neylon, FremantleMedia

Name: Katrina Neylon; Company: FremantleMedia International Katrina Neylon joined FremantleMedia International (FMI) as global content head in September after two years at Studiocanal, in effect replacing former Shine International colleague Georgia Brown, who left for Amazon Studios over the summer. Neylon joined the company four weeks before MIPCOM, an unenviable task when working for a […]

MIPCOM slates – Kew Media & TVF

Kew Media Group Hot off the heels of buying TCB Media Rights, Kew Media Group is set to showcase a range of fiction and non-fiction programming at MIPCOM next week. Kew Media Distribution’s fiction slate will be headlined by detective drama Frankie Drake Mysteries, a CBC original series developed and produced by Shaftesbury in association […]

MIPCOM slates – Viacom & BBCWW

BBC Worldwide BBC Worldwide (BBCWW) is revving up its factual entertainment titles for MIPCOM. Joining the slate are six-part series Astronauts: Toughest Job in the Universe and the latest incarnation of the Top Gear franchise Top Gear America. Top Gear America stars William Fichtner (Prison Break, Black Hawk Down), Antron Brown and Tom “Wookie” Ford […]