This year’s MIP Cancun is slated to feature the second edition of the Co-Production Forum, giving more than 180 producers, broadcasters, distributors, platforms and financiers the chance to partner up.
The Co-Production Forum will comprise 2,200-plus prescheduled 1-to-1 meetings, as well as a variety of discoveries and conferences. PACT and ProMexico have already confirmed that they are sending delegations to the fifth installment of MIP Cancun, which is once again taking place at the Moon Palace Cancun resort in Mexico from November 14 to 16.
Dawn McCarthy-Simpson, the director of international strategy at PACT, said: “The flourishing Latin American market is clearly a key target for our organization, which supports more than 450 U.K. production companies. Especially now that broadcasters in that part of the world are moving away from the traditional telenovela-style of drama—long runs, low budgets—into higher-end, shorter-run content that is much more aligned with the U.K.”
Cesar Fragozo, head of the sectorial development unit at ProMexico, noted: “MIP Cancun brings plenty of business opportunities to the Mexican production community and ProMexico is pleased to be an official partner since its inception. It’s important to highlight the attractiveness of content partnerships with Mexican producers—content produced by Mexican TV companies is already watched by over a billion people in 100 countries, and the country had a production output of 175 theatrical films in 2017.”
Ted Baracos, the director of MIP Cancun, added: “Latin America is following the world trend toward collaborative creative partnerships for new content projects, and MIP Cancun is dedicated to providing an exceptional platform for developing these relationships. The presence of quality producers from the U.K. and Mexico only strengthens the level of opportunity.”