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MIPDoc Co-pro Challenge deadline extended

The new deadline to apply to pitch during the 6th Annual Co-Production Challenge, presented by ReedMIDEM and realscreen, is Thursday, March 4, 2010.
March 3, 2010

The new deadline to apply to pitch during the 6th Annual Co-Production Challenge, presented by ReedMIDEM and realscreen, is Thursday, March 4, 2010. The challenge seeks original projects in the factual genre with the best potential for development across TV, the Internet and all other media. Chosen pitchers will present their projects to the jury, chaired by Nick Fraser, series editor for BBC Storyville, during MIPDoc in Cannes. 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. 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. For more information, click here or contact the Co-Production Challenge via raphaele.vallauri@reedmidem.com.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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