MIPTV, MIPCOM Launch MIPACADEMY Moscow At Digital October

Mar 29, 2013, 11:37 ET from Reed MIDEM

MOSCOW, March 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reed MIDEM, organiser of leading international entertainment content markets MIPTV and MIPCOM,  and Digital October, a key centre in Moscow for international professional conferences and technology entrepreneurship, announce the first MIPACADEMY Moscow to be held next 13 May 2013.

The new full-day event will offer Russian TV industry and digital content creators a number of masterclass sessions and workshops, conducted by international and Russian industry experts, on how to create programming and entertainment content with international potential and how to successfully export that content. The conference will also cover key digital trends affecting the global content industry, such as transmedia production. The MIPACADEMY Moscow DO will also serve as a platform for exchange of opinions between local and international experts and media professionals.

An advisory committee including representatives of the Ministry of Telecommunications, NAT, RAEC, CTC media, Viacom Russia, RIA NOVOSTI,  RT, Ogilvy and PricewaterhouseCoopers Russia has been established to oversee topic recommendations for this first ever event. In addition, MIPACADEMY Moscow will include presentations from the Berlin based "Entertainment Master Class" and "The Wit," a world information tracking service for the most promising content trends, insight and new ideas.

"The Russian television and digital content industries have great potential for international expansion, and our objective is to create a unique local forum that will help contribute to the exchange of ideas and expertise needed to facilitate this development. We are delighted to have the support of Digital October and Expocontent to realise this endeavour," says Ted Baracos, Director of Market Development at Reed MIDEM. 

"Digital October is proud to host the first ever conference in Russia in partnership with MIPTV and MIPCOM, the world's leading entertainment markets. MIPACADEMY Moscow will offer Russian TV and digital content professional a unique learning experience and the opportunity to meet top international experts associated with MIP Markets in Cannes," says Dmitry Repin, CEO of Digital October.  

For more information visit www.mipacademy.ru

About Reed Exhibitions – Reed Exhibitions is the world's leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 39 countries. In 2011 Reed brought together 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, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 33 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 44 industry sectors with trade and consumer events and is part of the Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world-leading publisher and information provider and a FTSE 100 company. www.reedexpo.com

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 and MAPIC for the property and retail real estate sectors. www.reedmidem.com

About MIPTV – Founded in 1963, MIPTV is the annual international market and creative forum for content on every screen. It brings professionals from the global TV and online content industry to Cannes, France, for four days of events, conferences, screenings and networking. MIPCube constitutes a special programme exploring tech and creative approaches with the community of disrupters re-inventing the content experience within MIPTV. The weekend prior to MIPTV, MIPDoc and MIPFormats offer professionals from the factual programming and format entertainment segments two dedicated accelerator days. In 2013, MIPTV celebrates its 50th anniversary. www.miptv.com

About MIPCOM – MIPCOM is the year's most anticipated global market for entertainment content across all platforms. Each Autumn, the industry's international heavy hitters – from TV and film – converge in Cannes to create a new world of entertainment. MIPCOM turns every moment into an opportunity, transforming four days of meetings, screenings and conferences into deals – from blockbuster programming to ground-breaking partnerships. And the children's entertainment industry gets an early start at MIPJunior, where key international buyers, sellers and producers gather to present, discover and screen content at the world's showcase for kids programming. www.mipcom.com