@todotvnews - 29/05/2015

Numerous Announcements Mark the Start of Mipcom 2018

Inter Medya, Mediapro, Movistar+, Endemol Shine Boomdog and Somos, among others, animated an active first day for the event in Cannes. 

The first day of Mipcom began with an intense rythm and a feeling of more participants from previous editions, something confirmed by Reed Midem sources to ttvnews, who revealed the number grew and even today accreditations were still being handed out.
While China, this year’s Country of Honor, was spread all over billboards and advertising at the Palais, Latin America and Spain made an impact during this first day through many announcements and alliances.
For starters, Snap Media arrived at Mipcom as part of Hemisphere Media Group, focused on promoting its new premium series production unit in Latin America. Ariel Tobi revealed to ttvnews that they hired an experienced executive in Mexican production, who they’ll present soon.
Meanwhile, MGM continued to bet on original production in Latin America, opening offices in Miami, led by Tomas Davison. “Our plan is to reproduce what we do in the US in Latin America, premiering at least two series a year,” said Chris Ottinger, president of TV Distribution and Acquisitions at MGM.
Eccho Rights, meanwhile, said Turkish dramas Insider and New Bride will arrive in new territories in Latin America, in announcements they’ll be making in the upcoming weeks.
Turkish talent also had its place during the first day of Mipcom. Calinos presented the stars of its series Our Story (Nesrin Cavadzade) and Woman (Ozge Ozpirincci). 
Meanwhile, the Turkish version of the US hit This Is Us (Hayat Gibi) was presented to the international market through FOX Turkey, with the presence of actress Songül Öden and actor Birkan Sokullu. 
Alliances, Sales and New Productions
Up next, we present some of the main announcements of the first day of Mipcom:
Televisa launched Fábrica de sueños, an anthology of drama series featuring 12 iconic televisa telenovelas that will be reshaped for the streaming world. “This is the most important project for Televisa for the year ahead,” Patricio Wills said to ttvnews.
Inter Medya announced Turkish drama The Pit will arrive in several territories in Latin America thanks to a deal with Albavision.
Atresmedia Studios presented El valle, the third project after The Pier and Pequeñas coincidencias. The series is created and developed by the company’s creative team.
Endemol Shine Boomdog and Somos Productions will co-produce the series Juan Diego: The Story of Guadalupe, which tells the story of the first Roman Catholic saint in Mexico. It will be distributed internationally by Somos Distribution.
Chile’s Mega Global Entertainment and Korea’s SBS International signed an alliance to distribute their content in Asia and Latin America, respectively.
Three Spanish formats stood out among the list of Fresh TV formats by The Wit.
Spain’s successful series Vis a vis will premiere on Hulu Japán through a deal signed by Imagina International Sales (Mediapro).
Actor Dominic West, known for his role in The Wire, was granted the Canneseries Excellence Award for his contribution to TV fiction.
The Movistar+ series Arde Madrid had its own screening at Mipcom. Paco León and Anna R Costa spoke to ttvnews and revealed they’re already working on the second season.
In addition, the International Emmy Kids Awards nominees were announced, featuring finalists from Argentina (Mini Beat Power Rockers - Discovery Kids Latin America / Mundo Loco Animation Studios), Mexico (Las mil y una notas - Orquesta Filarmónica de Toluca / Ballet Clásico del Instituto de Cultura del Estado de México) and Brazil (The Voice Kids 2 and Malhação: Viva a diferença - TV Globo; A grande Viagem - Aurora Filmes / Haikai Filmes).

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