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International factual execs sign on for jury duty at MIPDoc Co-production Challenge

Execs from AETN International, the BBC, CBC, ITVS and RAI will be on hand in Cannes to judge entrants to the sixth annual MIPDoc Co-production Challenge, presented by realscreen and Reed MIDEM.
February 24, 2010

Execs from AETN International, the BBC, CBC, ITVS and RAI will be on hand in Cannes to judge entrants to the sixth annual MIPDoc Co-production Challenge, presented by realscreen and Reed MIDEM.

The Co-Production Challenge seeks original projects in the factual genre with the best potential for development across TV, the Internet and all other media.

Semi-finalists will be selected from submissions worldwide and given the opportunity to present their final pitches live at MIPDoc to an A-list jury of broadcasters and commissioners, before an audience of accredited buyers, producers and distributors.

This year, Nick Fraser, series editor for BBC Storyville, will act as the jury chair for the event. This year’s jury includes Claire Aguilar, vice president of programming, ITVS; Julie Bristow, executive director, factual, CBC; Lorenzo Hendel, Director, RAI-Radiotelevisione Italiana and Michael Katz, vice president, programming and production, AETN International.

For the 2010 edition, the Challenge is looking for original non-fiction programming concepts to engage audiences across any platform, including TV, the Internet, mobile, games and all emerging media. The jury will be looking for innovative approaches to storytelling, production and distribution, with a focus on concept, uniqueness, distribution, inventiveness, and individual ingredients such as vision, passion, drive and inspiration.

The winner of the competition will receive: free entry to MIPDoc 2011, free submission of their winning program to the MIPDoc 2011 Digital Library, a one-year subscription to realscreen, editorial coverage during MIPDoc 2010 and in realscreen‘s post-show issue and a one-on-one meeting with a jury member during MIPDoc 2010.

The deadline for entries is March 2, 2010. For more information, click here or contact the Co-Production Challenge via raphaele.vallauri@reedmidem.com. Bonne chance!

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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