Canada at MIPCOM

Time for the long-delayed article on MIPCOM, Marché Internationale de Programmes Communications, which is going on in Cannes even as you read this. Unlike that other gathering in Cannes, MIPCOM has been a focus for the television industry, with international distribution deals being sought and made there. Moving with the times, it now covers entertainment content across all platforms. And Canada is well represented there.

Mina Shum’s NFB documentary feature Ninth Floor, seen at TIFF and VIFF (covered briefly here), has been part of the lineup at MIPCOM, while Hadwin’s Judgement has been picked up by Universum Film for all rights for Germany, the NFB has announced. (Read Nick’s take on this doc about Grant Hadwin in Haida Gwaii here.)

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Telefilm Canada, meanwhile, promoted this country’s  science edutainment for children and sci-fi productions targeting millennials, as well as Canadian know-how on apps, streaming platforms, and 4K Ultra HD (UHD), they announced via CNW.

Corus Entertainment went to MIPCOM with a full slate of productions to market, and as realscreen’s reports, they’ve sold their docu-follow program Cheer Stars to ABC Family, and U.S. broadcast rights to home renovation series Masters of Flip to Scripps Networks Interactive.

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