The insights from Merrily Ross, VP Formats and Content Development at MTG, will form part of the MIPTV panel discussion ‘New Ways to Get from Paper to Broadcast’ on 8 April 2018, 0900 CET at Palais des Festivals in Cannes.
Merrily Ross: “Unscripted stories have a unique capacity to engage audiences around the world, and at MIPTV I’m really looking forward to discussing and sharing innovative ways to bring viewers even more great new formats.”
The panel also features Lisette Van Diepen of Talpa Network and Electus’s John Pollak. In October 2017, MTG became a founding member of Electus International’s global co-production model 6/26, which focuses on creative factual unscripted entertainment pitches from US and independent global producers.
MTG at MIPTV 2018
MTG’s content production and distribution businesses will exhibit at MIPTV in Cannes, France on 9-12 April 2018. Other activities include:
- Saturday 7 April: Craig Ferguson nominated for Best Host of a Television Format 2018 at 2018 International Format Awards for the Viaplay original ‘Couple Thinkers’
- Saturday 7 April: ‘Buying Blind’, developed for TV3 Denmark, nominated for Best Reality Format 2018 at 2018 International Format Awards
- Saturday 7 April: ‘The Cabin’, developed by Strix Sweden (part of nice entertainment group), nominated for Best Multi-platform Format 2018 at 2018 International Format Awards
- Monday 9 April: Preview screening of the Viaplay original ‘Conspiracy of Silence’, Auditorium A, Palais 3, Palais des Festivals, CET 1545
NOTES TO EDITORS
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