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MIP Drama announces the showcase

MIP Drama announces the showcase
Reed MIDEM has today confirmed the line-up for this year’s MIPDrama, the annual premium drama showcase offering international buyers an exclusive first-look at a curated selection of the most anticipated series in production around the world.

The 6th edition of this unique event is open to all registered buyers and will take place online on Friday 9 April 2021 (12.30 CEST), just ahead of Digital MIPTV Week which this year runs exclusively online from 12-16 April. The showcase will then be available on Digital MIPTV’s catch up service until 16 April.

MIPDrama will be hosted by French actress, comedian and singer Joséphine Draï, recently starring in French Netflix hit Plan Coeur, who will introduce 10-minute long exclusive previews of 12 upcoming series, each selected for their writing and production values, originality, and their worldwide appeal.

After the screenings, participating buyers will be invited to vote for their “Coup de Cœur”, with the winner being revealed online on Friday 16 April.

The selection has been made with the support of the MIPDrama Buyers Advisory Board, comprised of leading global industry executives with extensive experience in acquisitions, co-productions, and international business development: Ignacio Barrera, SVP, Sales, & Business Development, Telemundo Global Studios (USA); Geraldine Easter, Director of Programming & Acquisitions, Nine Network (Australia); Aline Marrache-Tesseraud, Senior Vice President, Development, Original Scripted Content, Universal Music Media & Content (France); Anette Romer, Format Consultant, STV Productions (Denmark); Sarah Wright, Director of Sky Cinema & Acquisitions, Sky (UK); Viktoria Wasilewski, Head of Content, Amazon Italia Services Srl (Italy).

Sarah Wright, Director of Sky Cinema & Acquisitions, Sky UK commented: “After the terrible, tumultuous year that was 2020, it is really uplifting to see such a strong list for MIPDrama’s Official Selection this year. From a fabulous new take on a classic Queen to a mysterious dive beneath the surface of a picturesque British seaside town, via ethical dilemmas, raucous dramedy, thrilling investigations and so much more, there is a dazzling array of programming on offer this year.”

Aline Marrache, Senior Vice President, Development, Original Scripted Content, Universal Music Media & Content added: “The level of production is significantly growing each year and the series have more and more original intrigues. The plethoric proposal of genres and nationalities, additionally to top premium executions, make this year’s MIPDrama selection must watch for international experts.”

“It is delightful to see that this year’s entries for MIPDrama are not just high in quantity but certainly also in quality. Platforms as well as terrestrials compete to feed the audience appetite for drama, and it is encouraging and promising for the future that writers and producers continue to aim high” said Anette Romer, Format Consultant, STV Productions.
Buyers will see preview excerpts from the following series:

AGATHA CHRISTIE'S SVEN HJERSON (Sweden)
Format: 8 x 44' / 4 x 88'
Genre: Crime / Whodunnit
Production Companies: B-Reel Films - Co Producers: TV4/CMore, Nadcon, ZDF, Government of Åland & Agatha Christie Limited - Supported by: Nordisk Film & TV Fond & Creative Europe
Distribution Company: ZDF Enterprises
Main Broadcasters: TV4/C More, ZDF

ANNE BOLEYN (United Kingdom)
Format: 3x60'
Genre: Period drama
Production Company: Fable Pictures
Distribution Company: Sony Pictures Television
Main Broadcaster: Channel 5

CONTAINER (Russian Federation)
Format: 8x48'
Genre: Drama
Production Companies: START, Yellow, Black and White
Distribution Company: Yellow, Black and White
Main Broadcaster: START

DON'T LEAVE ME (Italy)
Format: 8x50'
Genre: Thriller
Production Companies: Paypermoon Italia, Rai Fiction
Distribution Company: Federation Entertainment
Main Broadcaster: RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana

FEUDAL (Canada)
Format: 8x60'
Genre: Comedy-drama
Production Companies: Six Eleven Media, eOne
Distribution Company: Entertainment One
Main Broadcaster: CBC

FURIA (FURY) (Norway, Germany)
Format: 8x60'
Genre: Crime
Production Companies: Monster Scripted, X Filme
Distribution Company: Keshet International
Main Broadcasters: Viaplay and ZDF

LUCKY DAY - Working Title - (Switzerland)
Format: 8x52'
Genre: Comedy
Production Companies: IDIP Films, Perpetual Soup
Distribution Company: About Premium Content
Main Broadcaster: RTS

PANDORE (Belgium)
Format: 10x52'
Genre: Political drama
Production Companies: Artemis Productions and RTBF
Distribution Company: About Premium Content
Main Broadcaster: RTBF

SUPERNORMAL (Spain)
Format: 6X25'
Genre: Comedy-drama
Production Companies: Movistar+ in collaboration with Secuoya
Distribution Company: Beta Film
Main Broadcaster: Movistar+

THE BEAST MUST DIE (United Kingdom)
Format: 6 x 60'
Genre: Crime/Thriller
Production Companies: New Regency Television International, Scott Free
Distribution Company: New Regency
Main Broadcasters: BritBox, AMC

THE WINEMAKER (Germany, Austria)
Format: 4x45'
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Production Companies: good friends Filmproduktion in co-production with Satel Film for ZDF and ServusTV
Distribution Company: Beta Film
Main Broadcasters: ZDF, ServusTV

WHITSTABLE PEARL (United Kingdom)
Format: 6x45'
Genre: Crime
Production Company: Buccaneer Media
Distribution Company: Cineflix Rights
Main Broadcaster: Acorn TVX
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