Paris, 13 February 2020 The MIPTV’s Drama Buyers Summit will this year offer international buyers an exclusive first-look at 12 brand-new series from around the world.
The MIPTV’s Drama Buyers Summit takes place on Sunday 29 March, ahead of MIPTV, the Global Content Market for the Future that runs in Cannes, France, from 30 March-2 April 2020.
Now in its 5th year, MIPTV’s Drama Buyers Summit is an invitation-only showcase designed to meet the growing international demand for high-end drama series. The showcase will present an exclusive first look at a curated selection of the most anticipated international new series in production to 450 leading acquisition executives and commissioners.
The MIPTV’s Drama Buyers Summit will open with a networking lunch at the Debussy Theatre (Palais des Festivals). This will be followed by the screening of exclusive 15-minute previews of 12 series in production, selected for their writing and production values, originality, and their worldwide appeal.
The selection has been made with the support of the MIP Drama Buyers Advisory Board, comprised of leading global industry executives with extensive experience in acquisitions, co-productions, and international business development: Ignacio Barrera, SVP, Sales, & Business Development, Telemundo Global Studios (USA); Geraldine Easter, Director of Programming & Acquisitions, Nine Network (Australia); Aline Marrache-Tesseraud, Senior Vice-President, International Original Content Development, Universal Music France (France); Anette Romer, Head of Acquisitions & Formats, TV2 (Denmark); Sarah Wright, Director of Acquisitions, SKY (UK); Viktoria Wasilewski, Head of Content, Amazon Italia Services Srl (Italy).
Buyers in Cannes will see preview excerpts from the following series:
Beau Séjour (Belgium)
10×45′ Whodunit with a supernatural twist
Production: De Mensen, VRT / Eén, VAF Media Fund / Flanders Image, NL Film Incentive, Gallop Tax Shelter, Belgian Tax Shelter and Creative Europe
Distribution: Lagardère Studios Distribution
Broadcaster: VRT / Eén
Benidorm (Spain)
13×50′ Comedy-drama
Production: Atresmedia TV series produced in collaboration with Plano a Plano
Distribution: Atresmedia
Broadcaster: Antena 3
Bloodlands (United Kingdom)
4×60′ Crime
Production: HTM Television
Distribution: Hat Trick International
Broadcaster: BBC One
Disappeared (Spain)
13×70′ Crime
Production: Mediaset España and Plano a Plano
Distribution: Mediterráneo Mediaset España Group
Broadcaster: Mediaset España
Nasdrovia (Spain)
6×30′ Comedy-drama
Production: MOVISTAR+ in collaboration with GLOBOMEDIA
Distribution: The Mediapro Studio Distribution
Broadcaster: MOVISTAR+
Paris Police 1900 (France)
8×60’ Drama
Production: Tetra Media Fiction & AFPI
Distribution: Studiocanal
Broadcaster: Canal +
The Baker and The Beauty (United States)
9×45’ Comedy-drama
Production: Universal Television and ABC Studios in association with Keshet Studios.
Distribution: Keshet International and NBCUniversal Global Distribution
Broadcaster: ABC
The Machinery (Sweden)
8×45′ Action Thriller
Production: Anagram Sweden, Nordic Entertainment Group, Film i Väst and Helsinki Filmi, with the support from Lindholmen Science Park, Film i Skåne, SFI and Creative Europe MEDIA.
Distribution: Lagardère Studios Distribution
Broadcaster: Viaplay
The Sea Beyond (Italy)
12×60’ Young Adult Drama
Production: Picomedia and RAI
Distribution: Beta Film
Broadcaster: RAI
The Window (Germany)
10×45’ Drama Thriller
Production: Boogie Entertainment in coproduction with Fuji TV, ZDF Enterprises and Velvet Films
Distribution: ZDF Enterprises and Fuji TV
Broadcaster: tba
Unseen (Belgium)
10×52′ Mystery Drama
Production: Kwassa Films
Distribution: About Premium Content
Broadcaster: RTBF & Proximus
Wolf Trap (Russian Federation)
16×50′ Drama, Crime
Production: KIT Film Studio
Distribution: NTV Broadcasting Company 
Broadcaster: NTV Broadcasting Company 
MIPTV has reinforced its buyers programme for 2020 and is reporting an upward trend in buyer registrations.  Changes to this year’s programme include an expanded Market Intelligence strand, a streamlined schedule with daily exhibition-only time slots and data-driven networking opportunities.
About MIPTV: MIPTV (30 March-2 April 2020, Cannes) is the Global Content Market for the Future. MIPTV 20.20 is a reimagined experience that not only serves the needs of the distribution market today but also helps the content industry to prepare for the future. It will enrich the market experience by connecting people in new ways and presenting fresh content along with exclusive market intelligence alongside a redesigned exhibition experience. Last MIPTV, in April 2019, some 9,500 professionals from across the international TV and digital entertainment ecosystem connected to launch and discover new content, forge partnerships, negotiate financing and distribution agreements, find co-production opportunities and explore the latest trends.