MIPFormats names Int’l Pitch Competition finalists

The competition, presented by Reed Midem and Warner Bros. International Television Production, sees five finalists pitch projects for development funding of up to €25,000 (US$34,800).
March 14, 2014

The five finalists have been announced for the upcoming MIPFormats International Pitch Competition.

The contest, presented by Reed Midem and Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP), sees the finalists pitch projects for development funding from WBITVP of up to €25,000 (US$34,800).

MIPFormats takes place in Cannes just prior to MIPTV, from April 5-6.

The finalists and their projects are:

Have Them Dance!
Presented by Francesca Moino, TV writer/producer and development, Italy and Alberto Mascia, director and screenwriter, Italy

Stars on the Street
Presented by Xabi Zabaleta, head of new formats & projects, Pausoka, Spain

The Means Test
Presented by Noleen Golding, executive editor, Tyrone Productions, Ireland and Patricia Moore, producer, Tyrone Productions, UK

The Power of Love
Presented by Billy McGrath, owner/creative director, Sideline Productions, Ireland

Zombie Boot Camp
Presented by Lisa Gray, head of content, The Feds, Australia and Claire Marshall, associate producer – development, The Feds, Australia

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