Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green to Headline at MIPTV 2011 World Premiere TV Screenings
GK-tv presents first international screening of "Camelot" series in association with Starz Entertainment
Jan 21, 2011, 10:32 ET
PARIS, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 4-7 April 2011, Palais des Festivals, Cannes -- After a highly successful launch at MIPCOM 2010, the second edition of the World Premiere TV Screenings aims big again with the international premiere of Irish-Canadian major co-production "Camelot" on the opening evening of MIPTV 2011, Monday 4 April, in Cannes, France.
GK-tv President Craig Cegielski brings the new, eagerly-awaited tale of the legendary King Arthur "Camelot" to Cannes for an exclusive international presentation at MIPTV's 2011 World Premiere TV Screenings event.
"Camelot" stars Joseph Fiennes (Elizabeth, Shakespeare in Love) and Eva Green (Kingdom of Heaven, Casino Royale) will light up the Cannes MIPTV Premiere. The first two episodes of the GK-tv and Starz Entertainment series will be screened in the Palais des Festival's Grand Auditorium, followed by an exclusive Q&A with the cast. Immediately following that evening, the stars of "Camelot" will walk the red carpet at MIPTV's Opening Cocktail Party at the Carlton Hotel.
The MIPTV World Premiere TV Screenings is a premium showcase for leading television and film companies to screen outstanding programmes to the most influential buyers, industry players, and international media from over 100 countries. The international premiere offers the ideal platform to preview, launch and raise awareness for the shows that audiences will be watching in the year to come. The screening of "Camelot" is open to all MIPTV delegates.
"We're delighted to introduce the 'Camelot' TV series to the largest international audience of professionals at MIPTV's World Premiere Screenings this year," says Laurine Garaude, Director of Reed MIDEM's Television Division. "Not only is 'Camelot' an exceptional programme in terms of scale and ambition, but it's also a major co-production, quite fitting this year's special focus on co-production at MIPTV. Furthermore, it demonstrates a growing trend of premium TV series featuring major movie stars."
"We are proud to present GK-tv's first series, 'Camelot,' at the MIPTV World Premiere TV Screenings this year," commented Craig Cegielski. "Our partners at Reed MIDEM have devised an excellent platform for independent studios to launch premium new product."
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ABOUT REED MIDEM
Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is a leading organiser of professional, international tradeshows. Reed MIDEM events have established themselves as key dates in professional diaries. The company hosts MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, and MIPJUNIOR for the television and digital content industries, MIDEM for music professionals, MIPIM, MIPIM Asia, MIPIM HORIZONS and MAPIC for the property and retail real estate sectors.
Reed MIDEM is a division of Reed Exhibitions, the world's leading events organiser, with over 440 events in 36 countries. In 2009 Reed brought together over six million active event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and organised by 35 fully staffed offices.
Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 440 events serves 44 industry sectors, including: Aerospace & aviation, automobiles, beauty & cosmetics, broadcasting, building & construction, electronics, energy, oil & gas, engineering & manufacturing, food service & hospitality, gifts, healthcare, interior design, IT & telecoms, jewellery, life science & pharmaceuticals, machinery, marketing, business services & training, medical education, printing & graphics, security & safety, sports & recreation, travel.
Working closely with professional bodies, trade associations and government departments Reed ensures that each and every event is targeted and relevant to industry needs. As a result, many Reed events are market leaders in their field.
GK-tv is the television division of Graham King and Tim Headington's GK Films. Launched in January of 2010, GK-tv is dedicated to the development, production and worldwide distribution of television programming. Working with the biggest writers, directors and talent in entertainment, GK-tv has uniquely positioned itself as the premiere destination for cinema-quality television production. GK-tv's first series Camelot, which stars Eva Green and Joseph Fiennes and is set to premiere on Starz in the U.S. April 1, 2011, recently wrapped production in Ireland. Craig Cegielski is the President of GK-tv.
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