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MIPDRAMA Announced the Lineup

MIPDRAMA Announced the Lineup
MIPTV confirmed the line-up for this year’s MIPDRAMA, the annual showcase which gives international buyers a curated exclusive early-stage preview of global high-end drama series. It will be held as a pre-opening showcase at the 61st edition of the Spring International Television Market in Cannes (8 – 10 April 2024).

First staged in 2016, MIPDRAMA returns for its eighth edition as a standalone event at 14.30 on Sunday 7 April 2024 in the Hi5 Studio of the world-famous Palais des Festivals in Cannes, and is this year hosted by journalist Olivia Kinghorst.

As previously, up to 15-minute-long previews of 10 upcoming series will be featured, selected for their quality in writing and production, originality and potential global appeal. After the screening, the audience will be invited to vote for their “Coup de Coeur” at a networking cocktail at which the winner will also be revealed.

The selection, spanning 14 languages across all titles, was made by a jury of leading international industry executives comprised of Geraldine Easter, Director of Programming and Acquisitions UK and Europe, Nine Network; Katie Keenan, Group Director of Acquisitions, UK/ROI and Europe, Sky; Anette Rømer, Formats Consultant, BBC Studios Nordic Productions; and Dr. Viktoria Wasilewski, Head of Content, Prime Video Italy; with Senior Directors, Acquisitions, for CBC Jenna Bordeausx and Radio-Canada, Simon Depuis contributing as co-Jurors.

Buyers will see excerpts from the following series: 

EVA & NICOLE

Format: 8 x 50’
Genre: Comedy drama
Production Company: Atresmedia TV, The Good Mood
Distributor: Atresmedia TV International Sales
Original Broadcaster: Atresplayer
Language: Spanish
Logline: The rivalry between two women to control the nightlife in Marbella in the 80’s.

ICEBREAKER

Format: 6 x 45’
Genre: Supernatural thriller with horror elements
Production Company: Helsinki-filmi
Distributor: About Premium Content
Original Broadcaster: Elisa Viihde
Language: Finnish
Logline: An icebreaker is stranded in a winter storm, and the rescue operation becomes a fight for survival and a freezing nightmare

IRREVERSIBLE
Format: 6 x 50’
Genre: Crime
Production Company: Caracol Studios
Distributor: RTP - Radio Television Portugal
Original Broadcaster: RTP - Radio Television Portugal
Language: Portuguese
Logline: Love justifies everything. "Irreversible" tackles pressing contemporary themes, including mental health, illegal adoptions, bullying, homophobia, and motherhood.

MISS AUSTEN

Format: 4 x 60’
Genre: Historical (pre-1900)
Production Company: A Bonnie Productions and MASTERPIECE co-production, in association with the BBC and Federation Stories
Distributor: Federation Studios
Original Broadcaster: BBC/PBS
Language: English
Logline: An all-star production of Gill Hornby’s best-selling novel Miss Austen, adapted by BAFTA-winning writer Andrea Gibb, directed by BAFTA-winning filmmaker Aisling Walsh.

PALO ALTO
Format: 7 x 45’
Genre: Crime
Production Company: Artza Productions
Distributor: Keshet International
Original Broadcaster: Keshet 12
Language: Hebrew and Arabic
Logline: When an additional corpse appears in the lab of a medical school, police detective IRIS senses foul play, igniting a bloody struggle between local Jewish and Arab mobsters.

SEE HER AGAIN

Format: 18 x 45’
Genre: Crime
Production Company: Drama Apple Limited
Distributor: Drama Apple Limited
Original Broadcaster: Tencent Video
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Logline: It tells the story of a police officer who traces a serial murder case across 25 years in Hong Kong, using clues from 1993 and technology from 2018.

THE SENTINELS

Format: 8 x 52’
Genre: Action
Production Company: Federation Studio France, Esprits Frappeurs
Distributor: STUDIOCANAL
Original Broadcaster: CANAL + CREATION ORIGINALE
Language: French, German
Logline: A mysterious group of French soldiers with superhuman abilities are sent on an undercover mission to put an end to the First World War.

THE BLACK FOREST MURDERS

Format: 4 x 45’
Genre: True Crime
Production Company: Lailaps Films, a Studiocanal Company
Distributor: STUDIOCANAL
Original Broadcaster: SWR
Language: German
Logline: Two young women are brutally murdered in a peaceful German countryside. The case seems unsolvable, but a special team of detectives follow the path to the truth.

VALHALLA PROJECT
Format: 6 x 45’
Genre: Drama/Thriller/Sci-Fi
Production Company: Snapper Films Productions
Distributor: Keshet International
Original Broadcaster: Elisa Viihde
Language: English, Finnish, Russian
Logline: A climate scientist is lured into a quest to find a path to a parallel universe researched by her father who disappeared in Lapland over 30 years ago.

WE'RE ON IT, COMRADES!
Format: 8 x 60’
Genre: Drama/Paranormal
Production Company: Barletta, Network Movie
Distributor: ZDF Studios
Original Broadcaster: ZDF, Czech TV
Language: Czech
Logline: It’s the 80s in communist Czechoslovakia and the Cold War is raging: the Soviets as well as the Americans experiment with telepathy and paranormal activities.

Over 130 exhibitors, including major studios and distributors, are set to host stands on the exhibition show floor at the forthcoming 61st MIPTV Spring International Television Market (8-10 April 2024), joining producers and buyers from an expected 80 countries in Cannes for the global content and co-production market.

The 2024 conference programme will additionally feature keynotes, exclusive analysis and future facing MIPLAB tracks focusing on key areas including Financing and FAST, with the MIP GLOBAL FAST&AVOD Summit becoming the latest in the popular and definitive series exploring international opportunities within this sector’s explosive growth. International Series Festival CANNESERIES will again run alongside MIPTV from 5-10 April.

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