MIP Cancun Online+ 2020, the digital edition of the Latin American TV market, announced the line-up of industry-renowned judges for its Formats Pitch Competition, held in partnership with independent distributor All3media International. MIP Cancun Online+ will take place entirely online from November 17-20, and the Formats Pitch Competition will take place online on November 19.
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 MIP Cancun Online+ Formats Pitch winner will receive a prize of $5,000 to develop their idea to the next pitch stage, plus an invaluable supporting document in the form of a tailored report, in addition to time with a key executive.
Part of the 100% digital MIP Cancun Online+, the competition offers the opportunity for producers to present their format ideas on the international stage as part of a dynamic pitch environment. Entrants benefit from the advice and engagement of experienced producers and broadcasters at every stage.
“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,” said Bénédicte Touchard de Morant, Director of MIP Cancun.
Janel Downing, VP Sales Latin America at All3media International, added: "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".
● THE MIP CANCUN ONLINE+ FORMATS PITCH JURY
The Shortlist Jury – Shortlisted Projects Selection:
- Graham Spencer, SVP, EMEA South at All3media International
- Maartje Horchner, EVP Content at All3media International
- Sushil Mirchandani, Senior Development Producer at Second Star
- Carmen Ferreiro, Director of Entertainment Programs at Atresmedia
- Ana Cueto, Head of R&D at Atresmedia
The Final Round Judges - The Online Pitch Panel:
- Janel Downing, VP Latin America at All3media International (Panel Chair)
- Felix Wesseler, COO at Filmpool
- Michela Giorelli, VP of Production & Development at Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic
This second edition of MIP Cancun Formats Pitch offers a great opportunity for creators and producers to pitch their format ideas online” Bénédicte Touchard de Morant Director of MIP Cancun