RX France and FOX Entertainment’s unscripted studio, FOX Alternative Entertainment, have opened the call for entries for this year’s MIPFormats Pitch, seeking innovative non-scripted entertainment formats with global potential.
The MIPFormats 2022 Pitch in association with FOX Alternative Entertainment drew submissions from 27 countries, with the game show Cheat on the Glitch from the Philippines as the winning pitch. The concept is currently being developed by FOX Alternative Entertainment.
The FOX Alternative Entertainment jury will be looking for the originality, innovation and potential for universal appeal and returnability. In addition to a prize of $5,000 for development, the winner will have the chance to have their format pitched to global buyers by FOX Alternative Entertainment as part of its $100 million International Unscripted Format Fund.
Allison Wallach, president of unscripted programming at FOX Entertainment, commented: “Last year’s MIPFormats Pitch was an amazing experience, proving that some of the most creative and innovative ideas can, and do, come from anywhere. We are honored to once again work with RX France and excited to return to Cannes to see what this year’s contest holds, meet our finalists and review a fresh, new crop of formats as we make the difficult decision on which series we will develop.”
RX France’s entertainment division director and director of MIPTV, Lucy Smith, said: “Cannes is THE world stage to pitch formats. FOX are one of the world’s preeminent studios with an exceptional track record and ongoing commitment to discovering and championing innovative formats globally. Our mission is to continually provide potential game-changing opportunities for producers from every country at our markets—this event and this partnership does exactly that.”