MIPTV has revealed the five projects that have been selected for the second Kids Live Action Pitch and the six for the inaugural Pre-School Animation Pitch.
The Kids Live Action Pitch finalists are Anarchy Anderson (Mosaic Entertainment, Canada); Lady Ada’s Secret Society (Coconut Effect Productions, Canada); Super Huu (Sublimate Entertainment, Australia); The Strand (Magpie 6 Media Entertainment, Ireland); and Yalla! Yo! (Studio 100, Belgium). The jury that will hear the presentations includes Nina Hahn, senior VP of international production and development at Nickelodeon; Nicole Keeb, head of international co-productions and acquisitions at ZDF; David Levine, VP of programming, production and strategic development at Disney Channel EMEA; Cheryl Taylor, head of content at BBC Children’s; and Luca Milano, executive director of Rai Ragazzi.
The Pre-School Animation Pitch, a brand-new event for projects targeting children in the 3-to-6 set, is supported by Hub City of Asian Culture Gwangju. It will see presentations of Boomons (Ánima Kitchent Media, Spain); The Coop Troop (Sixteen South, U.K./Ireland); The Kids Are Alright (Errol Films, Spain); The Wee Littles ( Magpie 6 Media Entertainment, Ireland); Time Out Tess (Buffalo Gal Pictures, Canada); and Shasha (Pingo Entertainment, Republic of Korea, presented by Hub City of Asian Culture Gwangju). Jurors include Tiphaine de Raguenel, director of young audiences and animation at France Télévisions; Lev Makarov, deputy general director of special projects at CTC Media; Stella Noh, general manager of SK Broadband; Adina Pitt, VP of content acquisitions and co-production at Cartoon Network; and Massimo Bruno, head of TV channels at De Agostini Editore.
The presentations, which will take place during In Development KIDS, aim to garner the shows future creative and financial partners. MIPTV takes place in Cannes from April 8 to 11.