RX France confirmed that 825 distributors, buyers, producers and commissioners from 46 countries attended the ninth edition of MIP Cancun, its distribution and co-production market for Latin America and US Hispanic television, which wrapped this week at the Moon Palace Cancun Resort Hotel and Convention Center in Mexico. Participation exceeded 2019 pre-pandemic levels and represents an 83% growth in attendance in comparison to 2021.
The co-production forum represented the fastest growing segment of MIP Cancun 2022, reflecting the proliferation of new buyers and appetite for the newest projects emerging from the Americas. Based on positive feedback from participants and the MIP Cancun advisory committee, MIP Cancun 2023 will expand the reach of its signature one-to-one matchmaking between buyers and distributors, and producers and commissioners, which has become a key industry format for content discovery and building international partnership deals across the Americas.
“MIP Cancun is more than a market; it is a community nine years in the making. And major takeaways are that Cancun remains the preferred destination in the Americas for our annual Latin American market, and that the third week of November is the best suited date each year for the Latin American and US Hispanic industry calendar. Also, that Mexico is now the number one production hub in the Americas for Spanish-language content where all the major entertainment studios have a presence, and that the MIP Cancun format is irreplicable as the most productive four days that define the year ahead,” said Lucy Smith, Director of RX France’s Entertainment Division.
Maria Perez-Bellière, Director of MIP Cancun, added: “MIP Cancun has once again been the unavoidable meeting point for all those who do business worldwide in the US Hispanic and Latin American television industry. Being Ecuadorian, it filled me with satisfaction to perceive that we all felt like being at home. This experience gives us the opportunity to repeat it at the next meeting through which MIP Cancun will continue to be their home to boost their businesses, their creativity and their dreams.”
MIP Cancun further announced it will return to the Moon Palace Cancun Resort Hotel and Convention Center from November 13-16, 2023, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Latin American distribution and co-production market.