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MIP Cancun Online+ Unveils Judges for Formats Pitch Competition


MIP Cancun Online+ 2020, the digital edition of the Latin American TV Market, has revealed the lineup of judges for its Formats Pitch Competition, held in partnership with all3media international.

The second edition of the MIP Cancun Formats Pitch is a regional pitching competition for creators and producers of new non-scripted entertainment format concepts in Latin America. The winner will receive a prize of $5,000 to develop their idea to the next pitch stage, plus a tailored report and time with a key executive.

The Shortlist Jury for Shortlisted Projects Selection includes Graham Spencer, senior VP for EMEA South at all3media international; Maartje Horchner, executive VP of content at all3media international; Sushil Mirchandani, senior development producer at Second Star; Carmen Ferreiro, director of entertainment programs at Atresmedia; and Ana Cueto, head of research and development at Atresmedia.

Among the Final Round Judges for the Online Pitch Panel are Janel Downing, VP for Latin America at all3media international; Felix Wesseler, COO of Filmpool; Michela Giorelli, VP of production and development at Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic; Carolina Iacia, senior acquisitions manager for Globo; and Juan Vicente, director of content and international business at Mega.

The call for entries deadline has been extended until September 18. The shortlist will be announced in early October. MIP Cancun Online+ takes place entirely online from November 17 to 20. The Formats Pitch Competition will take place online on November 19.

Bénédicte Touchard de Morant, MIP Cancun Director, said: “This second edition of MIP Cancun Formats Pitch offers a great opportunity for creators and producers to pitch their format ideas online. The current pandemic situation should not block the development of creativity, which I’m sure we’ll see in this competition.”

Janel Downing, VP of sales for Latin America at all3media international, said: “We are delighted to be running the MIP Cancun Formats Pitch again with Reed MIDEM. Our inaugural event proved that there’s a huge amount of creative talent in the region—and we are sure that this year will bring forth more format ideas that will suit the region perfectly. We are pleased to be able to run the competition virtually allowing everyone to participate.”

About Chelsea Regan

Chelsea Regan is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]


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