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MIPCOM Spotlight: Mentorn International

CANNES: The series An Idiot Abroad and World’s Scariest have both already been successful sellers for Mentorn International, which is showcasing third seasons of both titles at MIPCOM this week. David Leach, the company’s managing director, notes, “We know there is a strong appetite for more among international buyers,” Leach says. ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Lionsgate

CANNES: Alongside tent-pole programs such as Weeds and Mad Men, Lionsgate has a slate of diverse new offerings for buyers at MIPCOM, including the new ABC drama Nashville starring Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere. Lionsgate is also offering shows that have already proven themselves. Anger Management just completed its initial ten-episode ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Distribution360

CANNES: MIPCOM will be the launch pad for the all-new season two of Splatalot for Distribution360. “Season one’s action and humor have thrilled millions of kids in over 100 countries, including the U.S. on Nickelodeon,” says Kirsten Hurd, the company’s senior sales executive. The success of the brand in the ...

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TV Kids MIP Junior Resources

CANNES: Attending MIP Junior this weekend? Make sure to pick up your copy of TV Kids and the TV Kids Distributors Guide, visit TVKids.ws for the latest headlines, access our Twitter feed, peruse listings of numerous new shows through the MIP Junior Screening Rooms, and watch a video with Cartoon Network’s Stuart ...

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MIP Junior Spotlight: Home Plate Entertainment

CANNES: After working in the skateboarding industry for nearly 20 years, Rob Dyrdek has taken his talents into the TV arena with Wild Grinders, which is featured among the top offerings from Home Plate Entertainment.   Bill Schultz, the CEO and executive producer at Home Plate Entertainment, says that securing additional ...

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MIP Junior Spotlight: Mediatoon Distribution

CANNES: The popularity of the Belgian comic strip Le Petit Spirou should provide a solid boost for sales on the series Little Spirou for Mediatoon Distribution.   The show has already been acquired by M6, RTBF and Nickelodeon Asia, notes Jérôme Alby, the deputy general manager of Mediatoon Distribution, which ...

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MIP Junior Spotlight: Nerd Corps Entertainment

CANNES: Coming up with original, character-driven kids’ content is how Nerd Corp Entertainment approaches the global marketplace, according to Ken Faier, the company’s president.   “Endangered Species and League of Super Evil are great examples of this approach, and it’s been very successful for us in the international arena,” he says. ...

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MIP Junior Spotlight: Hasbro Studios

CANNES: The 52×30-minute mission-based adventure show Rescue Bots from Hasbro Studios, available at MIPCOM this week, targets younger Transformers fans. It is for “little boys who want a big-boy experience,” says Finn Arnesen, the senior VP of international distribution and development at Hasbro Studios. “What’s really exciting is with this ...

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MIP Junior Spotlight: Nottingham Forest Media Advisors

CANNES: The primary focus for Nottingham Forest Media Advisors at MIP Junior is to unveil Sendokai Champions as a brand-new property, says David Pérez Andrés, the company’s director of business development and sales.   “In addition, we expect to set up co-production meetings with strong international partners for the second season ...

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MIP Junior Spotlight: ohm:tv

CANNES: Formats and animated fillers targeting teens and young adults have been the core offerings from ohm:tv for some time now, but as of late, kids’ programming has entered the mix.   “Our goal at this year’s MIPCOM is to network and meet with producers of kids’ programs and start ...

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