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, […]

MIPCOM: Kids distribution round up

Ahead of MIPJunior this weekend, TBI rounds up the various new kids programmes and company slates hitting the market. Boat Rocker Rights is launching shows such as the 120x30mins Hiccup & Sneeze and 1x30mins holiday special The Great Northern Candy Drop to go with a batch of new factual shows. Raydar Media has bagged rights […]

10 MIPCOM trends

MIPCOM has ended with no major dramas of the ash cloud, flood or industrial action kind, but several of the small-screen variety, with Shonda Rhimes gracing Cannes alongside actors Jenna Coleman (Victoria), Rutger Hauer (Mata Hari), Kiefer Sutherland (Designated Survivor) and the cast of Versailles. Curvy Supermodel led the unscripted charge, and on the kids front, […]

Barbie set for a busy MIPJunior

Mattel Creations will be shopping Barbie Dreamtopia at MIPJunior, it’s new toon based on the classic doll property. The series has already been taken by broadcasters including Super RTL in Germany and Cartoon Network in Latin America. Skewing to a younger end of the preschool demo than earlier Barbie content, the series centres on Barbie […]

Thunderbirds to tread inaugural MIPJunior red carpet

Reed Midem is introducing a premiere screening for kids shows for the first time at MIPJunior, with the new Thunderbirds Are Go! series the first to get the red carpet treatment. “We did it for buyers and also as a way to create anticipation around a show beyond the market and reach consumers and create […]

MIPTV 2014: Lucy Smith takes the reins at MIP-branded events

MIPTV and MIPCOM organiser Reed MIDEM has elevated Lucy Smith to director of the MIPDoc, MIPFormats and MIPJunior events. Smith has been upped from director of conferences. In that role she has built up the MIPTV and MIPCOM conference line-ups and attracted A-list industry figures and on-screen talent for keynotes and related sessions. MIPJunior has […]

Cyber Group announces raft of MIPCOM deals

France-based producer and distributor Cyber Group Studios has announced a raft of programme sales off the back of MIPCOM and MIPJunior. US Hispanic broadcaster VME TV has acquired 104x11mins animated series Zou (pictured) and other buyers include Italian public broadcaster Rai. These deal follow recent sales to broadcasters including Super RTL in Germany and Mediacorp […]

MIPJunior Hot Pick: Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures

Andy Day is already known to preschool fans of Andy’s Wild Adventures, in which the kids presenter played a ranger at the fictional Pickle’s Animal Park (actually the UK’s Longleat Safari Park). The BBC’s highly-regarded Natural History Unit is now following up that show with Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures. It will meld images from NHU’s hit […]

News brief: BRIGHTS opens Madrid office ahead of market

Cypriot kids content distributor and rights management firm BRIGHTS has opened an office in Madrid, Spain, ahead of MIPJunior. The company, which also operates in L&M, has appointed Juanjo Conde to run the office. BRIGHTS Iberia will focus on action comedy Slugterra, the Disney XD series that it has certain L&M rights for.

MIPJunior Hot Picks: Chamelia

Chamelia is a series of kids books from Ethan Long, the writer who picked up this year’s Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) award for Up, Tall and High! Technicolor and Mercury Filmworks are now working up the property from publisher Little, Brown into a preschool toon. The pair were scouting for new partners at […]