​‘RIVIERA’ TO HAVE MIPTV WORLD PREMIERE TV SCREENING
AUDACIOUS NEW SKY ORIGINAL PRODUCTION TAKES YOU INTO THE DEPRAVED AND DANGEROUS WORLD OF FRANCE’S GLITZY COTE D’AZUR

‘RIVIERA’ TO FEATURE CAST MEMBERS JULIA STILES, LENA OLIN, ADRIAN LESTER, IWAN RHEON CREATED BY OSCAR-WINNING DIRECTOR NEIL JORDAN, BASED ON AN IDEA BY PAUL MCGUINNESS

Paris, 21st February 2017Sky Vision’s brand new thriller series Riviera will, fittingly, have its World Premiere TV Screening on the French Riviera at MIPTV 2017.

MIPTV 2017, the spring’s biggest TV and digital content event for professionals, takes place in Cannes, France from 3-6 April. The World Premiere TV Screening is scheduled for 3 April at 6.30pm in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals.

“Riviera” is an intoxicating thriller set on the opulent Côte d’Azur, playground of the world’s super-rich. The sun-drenched luxury of the South of France provides a deceptive backdrop for the dazzling depravity of the morally ambiguous characters, locked in a web of complex relationships.

Julia Stiles plays Georgina, a Midwestern US girl turned resourceful wife of billionaire art collector Constantine Clios. When her husband is killed in an explosion aboard the yacht of a mysterious Russian oligarch, she sets out to uncover what happened and discovers a world of lies, double-dealing and criminality.

“Riviera”, a Sky Original Production, will be shown exclusively on Sky Atlantic in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany and Austria in 2017. The series is produced by Archery Pictures and Primo Productions, with worldwide sales handled by Sky Vision.

Stiles and her co-stars Lena Olin (Academy Award nominee), Adrian Lester (“Undercover”) and Dimitri Leonidas (“Monuments Men”) are due to be in Cannes to promote the show, along with executive producers Liza Marshall and Paul McGuinness (on whose original idea the series is based), plus series producer Foz Allen. “Riviera” also stars Iwan Rheon (“Game of Thrones”), Amr Waked and Roxane Duran (“White Ribbon”).

Jane Millichip, Managing Director, Sky Vision: “Thank you to the organisers of MIPTV for selecting ‘Riviera’ for the World Premiere TV Screening at this year’s festival. The series is set on the French Riviera and radiates glamour, style and quality. How fitting, it is making its debut at a festival in Cannes!”

“What better place for Sky Vision’s World Premiere TV Screening of ‘Riviera’ than on the French Riviera itself. MIPTV will provide a global stage for the launch of this new series and a warm welcome to accompanying cast members and executive producers. The Cannes Film Festival has presented many Neil Jordan films including ‘Mona Lisa’ and ‘Not I,’ and we couldn’t be happier to present his new original production for Sky at MIPTV for an audience of top buyers, media and other decision-makers from around the world” said Laurine Garaude, Director of the TV Division at 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

About Sky Vision – Sky Vision is the production and distribution arm of Sky. The distribution arm represents around 5,000 hours of quality primetime programming from Sky Original Productions and independent third party production, across all key primetime genres (drama, entertainment, factual entertainment and factual). The business also has equity investments in nine production businesses in the UK and US; Love Productions, Blast! Films, Sugar Films, True North, Chrysalis Vision and Sky Vision Productions in the UK; and in the US, Jupiter Entertainment, Talos Films and Znak & Co.  In addition to its equity investments, Sky Vision works extensively with independent producers in the UK and US and has development deals with a number of production companies including Asylum Entertainment, Double Nickel and Peacock Alley in North America; and Avanti Media, Bohemia, Chalkboard, LittleRock Pictures, Merman Films, and Spring Films in the UK.