Reed MIDEM And Warner Bros. International Television Production Announce The MIPFormats International Pitch Competition Finalists

Mar 19, 2013, 10:10 ET from Reed MIDEM

PARIS, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MIPFormats announced today the names of the MIPFormats International Pitch competition finalists who will be invited to Cannes to pitch their projects during the 4th edition of MIPFormats, running on 6-7 April 2013, ahead of MIPTV (8-11 April, Cannes, France).

The MIPFormats Pitch is the global pitching event for companies with innovative concepts for new, non-scripted entertainment formats. Warner Bros. International Television Production, the exclusive sponsor of the competition, oversaw the pre-selection and will spend up to €25,000 to develop the winning project of the MIPFormats Pitch.

The five finalists are:

Presented by Greg Logan, Owner/Executive Producer, Hatch Entertainment, Australia.

Presented by Juergen Erdmann, Chief Editor/Head of Development, and Thomas Goseberg, Producer Development, Norddeich TV Produktion, Germany

Presented by Daniel Nembhard, Format Development and Sales Executive, TVF International, UK

Presented by Kevin Hamon, Producer, Fat Program, France

Presented by Klaus Vieli, Owner and Program Developer, TV Formats, Switzerland

The finalists will pitch their project live on Sunday 7 April in front of an international jury of formats experts:

Poppy Delbridge, Head of Entertainment Development, Wall to Wall Media (A Shed Media company), UK
Phil Gurin, President/CEO, The Gurin Company, USA
Sune Roland Jensen, Chief of Programming, TV 2 Danmark, Denmark
Erik van der Hoff, Creative Producer, BlazHoffski Productions BV, The Netherlands
Remko van Westerloo, Director TV, SBS Broadcasting BV, The Netherlands

For MIPFormats full programme, click here.

For press registration details, click here.

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 exhibition, conferences, screenings and networking. It is a key market for buying and selling content and early-stage content development. MIPCube constitutes a special programme exploring tech and creative approaches with the community re-inventing the content experience within MIPTV. The weekend prior to MIPTV, MIPDoc and MIPFormats constitute a two-day showcase for non-fiction and unscripted programming. In 2013, MIPTV celebrates its 50th anniversary.

About Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITP) – Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) is the international production unit within Warner Bros. International Television Distribution with the mandate of establishing operating production companies in major territories around the world (excluding the US). WBITVP sets out to acquire and build production companies which will develop original local programming, create locally produced versions of programs owned by the Studio and add new complimentary formats to its catalogue for worldwide distribution. WBITVP has a majority stake in both the UK production group Shed Media and in BlazHoffski Holding B.V., a leading independent television producer in The Netherlands and Belgium.