Paris, 25 February 2020 – MIPTV today announces the 23 projects selected for In Development, the gateway to international financing and strategic partnerships.
Launched in 2018, In Development responds to the rapid growth in demand for exclusive original programming and for identifying projects at the development stage. It gives MIPTV attendees access to the event’s unrivalled community of international decision-makers across all genres. It provides an international platform for producers looking to finance their international projects and for executives involved in pre-sales, co-financing, co-production and programming to discover these shows and establish development and production partnerships.
The Official Selection features three sections. The Drama Series Pitch sees established producers present a diverse range of high-end, original fiction projects seeking financing and/or co-production partners. The Creative Talent Pitch involves independent creators/producers presenting an original scripted and serialised creative concept drawn from a diverse range of media (web series, social media stories, podcasts, YouTube channels…) to be developed and/or adapted as scripted series. The Kids Series Pitch presents the most promising projects from creators and producers of animation and live action series for kids of all ages.
The selection highlights talented independent producers presenting original projects that truly target the marketplace and clearly take into account the expectations of an international audience. The projects range from early stage to fully developed with partial financing, and cover the full gamut from the comic, the sad, the frightening and the thrilling.
Produced by Meridional Producciones and Jugoplastika (Spain)
Produced by Fort Greene Filmworks and Isabella and Lucy Prods. (USA)
Produced by Anagram Sweden and Belga Productions (Sweden)
Produced by Foley Film & TV (UK)
FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT
Produced by Wüste Medien (Germany)
Produced by Sienna Films and Atomic 80 (Canada)
Presented by Scythia Films and Stellar Citizens (Canada)
Produced by Enigma Pictures (South Africa)
Produced by LoCo Motion Pictures (Canada)
Produced by Bionaut (Czech Republic)
Produced by Noble Savage Pictures (Australia)
THE DRAMA QUEENS OF KABUL
Produced by Rantan Productions (Australia)
Supported by Korea Communications Agency (KCA)
Each project introduces emerging and original voices with high potential for the scripted market. Despite coming from very diverse settings, the creative talents all have in common a desire to push bold characters to reveal an authentic, unfiltered vision of the world.
Produced by Olive Tree Productions (Lebanon)
IT’S CALLED XOLENIA
Produced by more simple (Turkey)
Produced by WHYNOT MEDIA (Korea)
Presented by Korea Communications Agency (KCA)
Produced by La Terrible (Spain)
Produced by Maximo Entertainment (Australia)
Produced by Dubdolls (Germany)
The selection is a vibrant mix of animated and live-action series for all audiences with great concepts, unique characters, and beautiful designs to embrace stories of friendship and adventure.
BEAR & SALMON
Produced by Like A Photon Creative (Australia)
Produced by 412 Entertainment (Australia)
POP PAPER CITY
Produced by LoveLove Films (UK)
Produced by Distillery Films (Ireland)
Produced by Neue Bioskop Film (Germany)
“We are hugely impressed by the quality of the projects submitted for this year’s competition. The selections encompass a diverse range of genres and formats, and hail from 13 countries, all with the potential to reach international screens. We are proud that GR5: Into the Wilderness, a finalist from the first edition of In Development, co-produced by Zodiak Belgium and Red Balloon Film and distributed by Banijay Rights, will be broadcast soon on VRT and ZDFneo, and will be presented during an exclusive case study at In Development in Cannes,” said Lucy Smith, Deputy Director of Reed MIDEM’s Television Division, which organises MIPTV.
The projects were selected by three international juries of industry experts, comprised of: Zia Bales, Senior Acquisitions Manager, Kids EMEA, WarnerMedia; Gregg Bywalski, General Manager, Webedia Rights; Manman Chen, Founding Partner and COO, WeKids; Luiz Filipe Figueira, Head of Programming and Content Strategy, Gloob & Gloobinho, Globo Group; Sydney Gallonde, CEO & Executive producer, Make It Happen Studio; Jane Gogan, Director, Yellow Path Productions; Helène Juguet, Managing Director, Ubisoft Film & Television Paris; Nataly Kudiabor, Producer, UFA Fiction; Alex Medeiros, Content Development Director, Grupo Globo; Stephen Mowbray, Head of SVT International, SVT Sveriges Television; Kazufumi Nagasawa, Managing Director, Chief Content Officer, Hulu Japan; Erik Pack, Executive Vice President, Global Distribution & Co-production, Boat Rocker Studios; Tone C Ronning, Executive Producer, NRK; Chris Rose, VP, Animation Production & Development, Nickelodeon International; Vanessa Shapiro, CEO, Nicely Entertainment; Vicky Schroderus, Executive in Charge of International Co-Productions and Acquisitions, YLE Finnish Broadcasting Company.
In Development’s partners include CANNESERIES, WebFest Berlin, Marseille Web Fest, Bilbao Web Fest, Melbourne Web Fest, WSWC and Seriencamp, which is offering a complimentary badge to one producer from the Official Selection of the Drama Series Pitch and one from the Creative Talent Pitch to attend the Seriencamp Conference in Munich in November 2020.
The official selections of the MIPFormats international pitch and the MIPDoc project pitch will be revealed shortly.
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.