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Fae Pictures announces Streams Flow From A River

Canadian scripted production company Fae Pictures has announced the international premiere of premium drama series Streams Flow From A River (6×14’) at Canneseries, following its selection for the festival’s Official Short Form Competition for 2023. It is the first Canadian series to be helmed by an all-Asian writers’ room and 75 per cent East Asian […]

March 30, 2023

Swixer hires Musi

Swixer, a Scandinaviam production services company, has announced the appointment of Giulio Musi as Executive Producer of Drama & Commercials. Swixer is expanding its drama series, film and commercial production with the recruitment of Cannes Lions and Epicas award winning film producer and commercial director, Giulio Musi. His most recent credit is for producing the […]

December 15, 2022

MIPTV will focus on factual

Lucy Smith, Director of TV for organiser Reed Midem, has spelt out that the spring market – that some had doubted would recover post-pandemic – will be led by factual programming. “MIPTV is not about being biggest market of the year. It’s about being the most relevant, at the right time. Documentary and factual programming […]

October 19, 2022Nick Snow @ MIPCOM

WildBear reveals MIPCOM slate

WildBear International, the fledgling distribution arm of WildBear Entertainment, one of Australia’s leading producers of factual programming, has revealed its slate of new shows for MIPCOM, featuring observational documentary, history, and wildlife titles. Gem Hunters Down Under (6 x 60) is a new observational documentary series that takes audiences on a wild ride into the […]

September 26, 2022

Survey: 77% say films changed their view on cultural issues

With the Cannes Film Festival in full swing, research from Mastercard, official partner of the festival, reveals that two in five Brits (42 per cent) say movies have changed the way they see the world. The power of the cinematic voice has proved evident as the survey reveals that almost four in five people in […]

May 25, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Whip Media launches data-driven content exchange & research platform 

Whip Media has announced the commercial launch of the Whip Media Exchange – a first-of-its-kind global licensing and research platform for film and TV content. Notably, the Exchange is the industry’s largest database for TV and movie content, offering data-driven predictions across hundreds of thousands of titles. That breadth of content coverage easily enables buyers […]

March 30, 2022

No Russians at MIPTV

Reed Expositions (RX), the organiser of MIPTV, says it is ready to follow all “government sanctions and policies in each territory where we operate” regarding Russia, with reports declaring there will effectively be no Russian presence at the Cannes TV market. A statement from RX France condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine and said the […]

March 1, 2022

French Riviera Film Festival partners with Sparq for 2022 hybrid event

The fourth annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) that celebrates short film and short-form content will once again be held live and in person on the Riviera, during the time period of the Festival de Cannes, the announcement was made today by FRFF founders Nicole Muj and Gotham Chandna. FRFF 2022 will be held at the Eden Hotel and […]

January 6, 2022

SES readies SES-17 for launch site

Satellite operator SES has wrapped the performance tests for its SES-17 craft at the Thales Alenia Space facility in Cannes. It is now being prepared for its September 22nd flight to the Arianespace launch site in French Guiana. Launch date is currently set as October 22nd although weather and last-minute technology problems might delay the […]

September 14, 2021By Chris Forrester

Netflix acquires The Summit of the Gods manga

Netflix has acquired the global rights (excluding France, Benelux, China, Japan, Korea) to the animated feature The Summit of the Gods, based on Jiro Taniguchi’s and Baku Yumemakura’s best selling manga. The movie premiered earlier this year in Cannes where it was part of the festival’s 2021 Official Selection. Netflix will release the film in […]

September 1, 2021By Nik Roseveare