"The Famous Five"
BBC Studios announced that it will be heading to Mipcom with a standout slate packed with high-quality programming across all genres. Rebecca Glashow and Ralph Lee, CEOs for Global Distribution and Production, will participate in a fireside chat to discuss how BBC Studios is leveraging its global reach, unique creative depth, diverse content portfolio and commercial strength to support commissioning and distribution customers and breakthrough in a global content marketplace with unprecedented disruption.
The session “Growing a global content studio in a disrupted marketplace” will take place on October 17, from 09:30 to 10:00 CET at the Hi5 Studio, 5th Floor of the Palais. Glashow and Lee will discuss how the combination of BBC Studios’ creative and commercial strengths is bringing a broad, yet distinctive content offer to customers across the globe and will give their insight on the impact of current global trends, opportunities and challenges for the wider market.
Ahead of the fireside chat, on October 16, BBC Studios will be bringing the hit international primetime entertainment format from Magnum Media “The 1% Club” to life with a one-off experience for Cannes delegates. The exclusive play-along game will take place in the Hi5 Studio from 9.45 to 11:00 CET with buyers seeing if they have what it takes to join “The 1% Club” for themselves.
Alongside the in-person events, BBC Studios will be presenting a curated slate of premium titles to international buyers across all genres. Several titles from the extensive catalogue are represented across awards ceremonies taking place throughout Mipcom, including eight nominations at TBI’s Content Innovation Awards and three nominations at the Mipcom CANNES Diversify TV Awards.
Titles across the Scripted slate include: Moonage Pictures modern adaptation of Enid Blyton’s much-loved children’s classic “The Famous Five”; “A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder,” adapted from Holly Jackson’s global bestselling mystery thrillers; Jimmy McGovern’s highly anticipated second series of “Time”; the adaptation of Lucy Clarke’s bestselling thriller “The Castaways”; and the new thriller “Truelove.”
Furthermore, BBC Studios’ world-renowned Natural History Unit presents two new definitive series: “Mammals,” co-produced by France Televisions, ZDF and BBC America, and “Big Little Journeys,” co-produced by PBS. Meanwhile, “Earth,” from the BBC Studios Science Unit and NOVA for PBS and the BBC, tells the astonishing four-billion year story of the place we call home by using cutting-edge CGI to reveal key moments in our planet’s history.
Other titles in BBC’s slate include: “Uncanny,” “Julius Caesar: Rise of the Roman Empire” (w/t), “Disco: Soundtrack of a Revolution,” “Ultimate Wedding Planner,” “Inside the Factory,” “The Unique Boutique,” “Lost Dogs: Live,” “Evil Genius,” “Popularity Papers,” and “Stan Can,” among others.
“We are returning to Mipcom with a stellar line-up of content for international buyers. Our slate includes scripted titles with world-class talent, ground-breaking natural history and science titles, impeccably presented documentaries as well as award-winning formats and innovative entertainment shows. What unites them all is the scale of their ambition and the first-class viewing experience they deliver for our global audiences,” said Rebecca Glashow, CEO for Global Distribution at BBC Studios.
We are returning to Mipcom with a stellar line-up of content for international buyers.” Rebecca Glashow CEO for Global Distribution at BBC Studios