RX France today confirmed that the Call for Entries is now open for the MIPFORMATS Pitch 2023 staged in association with FOX Entertainment’s unscripted studio, FOX Alternative Entertainment and seeking innovative non-scripted entertainment formats with clear global potential.
Now in its 13th edition, MIPFORMATS, the annual gathering and showcase for the international formats community will take place during the MIPTV Spring International Content Market (17-19 April) in Cannes, France.
The MIPFORMATS 2022 Pitch in association with FOX Alternative Entertainment drew submissions from 27 countries with game show Cheat on the Glitch from the Philippines triumphing over concepts hailing from Austria, Spain, Turkey and Japan in the final. Cheat on The Glitch, created by Christian Gamboa, is currently being developed by FOX Alternative Entertainment, which is marking its second consecutive year joining forces with RX France on the MIPFORMATS Pitch.
In selecting, the FOX Alternative Entertainment jury will be looking for the originality, innovation, and potential for universal appeal and returnability, of each concept. In addition to a prize of US$5000 for development, the winner will have the chance to have their format pitched to global buyers by FOX Alternative Entertainment as part of its $US100 million International Unscripted Format Fund.
Producers and content creators globally are invited to submit entries as of today via the MIPFORMATS website for original unscripted entertainment formats, as yet not commissioned, broadcast or exhibited and for which worldwide rights are available. Closing date for entries is 9 March 2023. Finalists will pitch on stage in Cannes during MIPTV in front of FOX executives and a live audience on Monday 17 April 2023. Full terms, conditions, and prizing terms can also be found via the MIPFORMATS website.
The FOX Alternative Entertainment studio’s ongoing association with MIPFORMATS reflects the studio’s proactive strategy to identify, develop and finance the production of unscripted ideas from all over the world as part of its $US100 million International Unscripted Format Fund.
Allison Wallach, President of Unscripted Programming, FOX Entertainment commented: “Last year’s MIPFORMATS Pitch was an amazing experience, proving that some of the most creative and innovative ideas can, and do, come from anywhere. We are honored to once again work with RX France and excited to return to Cannes to see what this year’s contest holds, meet our finalists and review a fresh, new crop of formats as we make the difficult decision on which series we will develop.”
RX France Entertainment Division Director & Director of MIPTV Lucy Smith said: “Cannes is THE world stage to pitch formats. FOX are one of the world’s pre-eminentstudios with an exceptional track record and ongoing commitment to discovering and championing innovativeformats globally. Our mission is to continually provide potential game-changing opportunities for producers from every country at our markets - this event and this partnership does exactly that.”