MIPDrama Screenings has been revamped to become the MIPDrama Buyers’ Summit, offering buyers in Cannes an exclusive first look at new dramas.
The MIPDrama Buyers’ Summit will take place on April 8 in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, ahead of MIPTV. The MIPDrama Buyers’ Summit will feature an exclusive first look at six new high-end drama series, selected for their writing and production values, originality and worldwide appeal. These projects will be screened to some 450 buyers and commissioners from around the world.
All six series are in the early stages of production and have never been presented at a festival or market prior to the MIPDrama Buyers’ Summit. The series are 100 percent financed and in their first season.
The selected projects are Arctic Circle (Finland), Bullets (Finland), Cleaning Up (U.K.), Gigantes (Spain), Pagan Peak (Germany/Austria) and Trigger (Russia).
“We are thrilled with the rich selection for the inaugural MIPDrama Buyers’ Summit, which encompasses a diverse range of genres from territories as diverse as Finland, Spain, the U.K., Germany, and Russia. And since they are all projects never-seen-before by buyers, this makes the screenings a mouth-watering prospect for those seeking exclusive content,” said Laurine Garaude, the director of television at Reed MIDEM, which organizes MIPTV.