Paris, March 10, 2017 MIPTV today announces that for the first time, Hollywood studios will give a sneak peek in Cannes of the new shows to bow ahead of this year’s May Screenings. Disney Media Distribution and Lionsgate will join as first presenting partners of the inaugural MIPDrama Pre-LA Screenings Showcase on Tuesday, April 4 from 08.45-10.00am in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.

MIPTV, the world’s leading entertainment content market takes place in Cannes, France, April 3-6, 2017.

The focus on new American series rounds out the second annual MIPDrama Screenings at MIPTV 2017.  A spotlight on Latin America will take place on Monday April 3 and will include a first-look at top new dramas from Telefe, Azteca, Caracol, Telemundo, RCN and TV Record, among others.

Together, these screening blocks offer more than 1,700 drama buyers attending MIPTV the opportunity to prepare their spring acquisition slate ahead of the LA Screenings.

Mark Endemaño, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Disney Media Distribution EMEA, commented: “Excitement is building for our new line-up of series, and to be able to share a sneak peek of this with the industry, as part of the first MIPDrama LA Screenings showcase, will just add to the buzz. We are looking forward to bringing a glimpse of some irresistible new stories from ABC Studios to Cannes soon.”

Peter Iacono, President International Television & Digital Distribution, Lionsgate commented, “We are delighted to be part of this inaugural event at MIPTV.  We know that many of our clients who will be in Cannes are eager to have a first-look at our May Screenings line-up.  It is particularly exciting to be able to debut our new series on the big screen in the legendary Grand Auditorium.  We look forward to welcoming all our guests to this special presentation.”

“We are delighted to showcase for the first time at MIPTV a sneak preview of dramas from the US studios prior to the LA Screenings. This will follow the MIPDrama Screenings Official Selection featuring new dramas from around the world, which will be viewed by top buyers on the Sunday before MIPTV,” commented Laurine Garaude, Director, TV Division, Reed MIDEM, which organises MIPTV.

About Reed MIDEM – Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is an organiser of professional, international markets that are essential business platforms for key players in the sectors concerned. These sectors are MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, MIP CANCUN and MIPJUNIOR for the television and digital content industries, MIDEM for music professionals, MIPIM, MIPIM Asia, MIPIM UK, and MIPIM Japan for the real estate industry and MAPIC, Retail Real Estate Market brought by MAPIC in Shanghai and MAPIC Italy for the retail real estate sector. www.reedmidem.com

About Reed Exhibitions – Reed MIDEM is a division of Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading event organiser, with over 500 events in 43 countries. In 2015 Reed brought together over seven million active professionals from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 41 fully-staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of the RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.reedexpo.com