Mipcom confirms more than 200 exhibitors and a new Co-Production Market

RX France confirmed a robust first raft of stand bookings for Mipcom 2022, whilst announcing plans to launch a new International Co-Production Market alongside the exhibition in the Palais des Festivals.


RX France confirmed a robust first raft of stand bookings for Mipcom 2022, whilst announcing plans to launch a new International Co-Production Market alongside the exhibition in the Palais des Festivals dedicated to accelerating international co-production and development business in Cannes. Billed as “the mother of all entertainment content markets,” the 38th edition of what the company now calls Mipcom Cannes will take place on October 17 to 20, 2022, in the Palais des Festivals. MIPJunior will return to its pre-market weekend schedule on October 15-16 at the JW Marriott Cannes.

To date, more than 200 exhibitors from 30 countries have already booked stand space for the October 2022 entertainment content market, with the majority of returning exhibitors back to their pre-pandemic booth sizes or larger, bolstered by the re-opening of major outdoor stands on the Croisette beach and surrounding the Palais des Festivals. “The robust demand for exhibit space affirms a strong content sales and acquisitions climate supported by an overwhelming sentiment by buyers and sellers to return to in-person international business meetings,”  the organizers said.

Also new for 2022 is the Seaview Producers Hub, an inaugural 1000 square meter networking lounge and event space, set against the backdrop of Cannes’ iconic sea view and introduced to reflect the increased focus at the market for exploring early-stage development and co-production partnerships. Created to be the base of the new Co-Production Market at Mipcom, the supersized Seaview Producers Hub will feature a well-appointed lounge with ample indoor and outdoor seating to accommodate hundreds of daily meetings prioritized for creators, producers, commissioners, and development executives. The Seaview stage and curated areas will support the co-production programme and daily events. This initiative aims to become the annual business hive and fresh hang out point in Cannes for producers and everyone involved in co-productions worldwide, serving as a catalyst for international deal-making in the heart of the Palais des Festivals.

“2022 is undoubtedly the comeback year for Mipcom Cannes. A healthy set of confirmations four months out from the market, with more being added daily, demonstrates the huge appetite for the return of a full strength Mipcom. And, unhampered by last year’s travel restrictions, to meet increased demand we have a supersized edition planned for this October in Cannes,”  commented Lucy Smith, Entertainment Division Director at RX France.

Companies confirmed to exhibit to date include: 9 Story Media Group, Aardman, A+E Networks, Abacus Media Rights, ABC Commercial, About Premium Content, All3Media International, AMC Studios, Armoza Formats, Arte France, Avalon Distribution, Banijay, Bavaria, Beta Film, Beyond Rights, Blue Ant Media, Cake Distribution, Caracol, Catalan Films, Cineflix Rights, CJ E&M, Cyber Group Studios, Danish Broadcasting Corporation, DCD Rights, Deutsche Welle, Dori Media, Dynamic Television, Eccho Rights, Electric Entertainment, Endeavor Content, Federation International, FilmRise, Fuji Television Network, Gaumont, Global Agency, Global Screen, ITV Studios, The Jim Henson Company, Kanal D International, KBS Media, Keshet International, Lionsgate, M6, MarVista Entertainment/Fox Entertainment, Mattel, Mediapro, Mercury Studios, NBCUniversal International, Netflix, Newen Connect, Nippon Television Network, NRK, ORF, Paramount Global Content Distribution, Passion Distribution, PBS international, Rai Com, Red Arrow Studios International, RTE, RTVE, SBS Content, Screen Australia, Shaftesbury, SVT, SODEC – Quebec Creatif, Spin Master Entertainment, Studiocanal, Talpa, TelevisaUnivision, Terra Mater Studios, TF1 Studios, TV Azteca, TVP, Ukrainian National Stand, Unifrance, Viaplay, Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, WildBrain, ZDF Studios, and ZEE Entertainment.

2022 is undoubtedly the comeback year for Mipcom Cannes” Lucy Smith Entertainment Division Director at RX France