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Canada to be 2012 country of honor at MIPCOM

Telefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund have partnered with MIPCOM to stage a Canadian industry spotlight at the upcoming Cannes market in October.
July 5, 2012

Telefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund have partnered with MIPCOM to stage a Canadian industry spotlight at the upcoming MIPCOM market.

Canada will be the MIPCOM 2012 country of honor, with conference speakers, screening and talent showcases and business matchmaking events structured around the usual Canadian presence in Cannes.

The tribute to Canadian film, TV and digital product will start at MIPJunior on October 6 and 7, and run throughout MIPCOM from October 8 to 11.

In particular, the MIPCOM focus will cover coproductions across all media, as Telefilm Canada continues a push towards Canadian producers partnering with foreign players to increase their project budgets and outputs, as well as awareness back home by Canadian audiences.

“With more than 228 Canadian companies present at MIPCOM, including a wide range of independent producers and major television and film studios, and encompassing both English and French-language productions, Canada has been one of the most inspiring and active global players in the television industry for as long as we can remember,” Laurine Garaude, director of Reed MIDEM’s TV division, said Thursday (July 5) in a statement.

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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