MIPTV Spotlight: Mediaset Distribution


CANNES: The international-distribution arm of the Italian group Mediaset, Mediaset Distribution has two new scripted series for buyers: Task Force 45 and Not My Son.

The first is a flagship action series for Canale 5 in Italy. It stars Raoul Bova in the main role, alongside Megan Montaner, who is well known in Italy for the Spanish soap opera El Secreto de Puente Viejo. Not My Son is a thriller that mixes together drama and passion to tell the story of a mother fighting to defend the innocence of her son, who is accused of murder. Manuela Caputi, the head of international sales for the Mediaset catalogue at Mediaset Distribution, notes that a lot of attention went into crafting the characters in these series, which she also says contain universal themes.

“We are keeping our tradition in melodrama with the premiere of the series Not My Son,” Caputi says.