New companies, programs join MIP screenings


MUMBAI: Eight new companies will join the 14 distributors already signed up to showcase product at MIP Screenings, the new screenings format held at MIPCOM. Newly registered companies include: Admira (Argentina), Avrio Filmworks (Canada), Bavaria Media (Germany), G-Tech, NBDtv (UK), Vision Films, KPI and Webchoice (USA). These companies will add eight new titles to the 19 currently listed.

NBDtv, a company specialising in music entertainment profiles; will present the world premiere of Paul McCartney's Live in the USA. Avrio Filmworks will show Fallen Angels, the story of the four survivors of a terrible tragedy who reunite at their school to film a documentary about that fateful evening. The film stars Esme Elliot (Dead Room), Michael Ironside (The Perfect Storm, Starship Troopers) and Kai Wiesinger (Dracula). Admira will showcase two new telenovelas: Maximo Corazon and Rebelde Way.

G-Tech, a company combining animators, designers and writers will screen Amaz, an animated series that covers major environmental issues featuring an alien who comes from a civilization 10,000 years ahead of Earth. Vision Films will present two feature films at MIP Screenings. Get A Way is a romantic comedy (aka Calvacades), starring Agn Roland, Maxime Desmons, Josy Bernard, Julien Lambroschini, Alain Rimous. Spanish Judges, is an action thriller, starring Vincent D'Onofrio (Men in Black, Full Metal Jacket), Matthew Lillard (Scooby Doo, She's All That) and Valeria Golino (Hot Shots, Rain Man).

French Minister of Culture and Communication Jean-Jacques Aillagon will be inaugurating the 18th MIPCOM on 7 October at 4:30 pm.

Meanwhile, World Wide Entertainment Group chairman John Bertrand, winner of the 1983 Americas Cup, will be attending MIPCOM.

Bertrand is the Australian skipper who took his ship, the Australia 2, to victory over Dennis Connors Liberty to win the 1983 Americas Cup, breaking 132 years of American reign, the longest running record in the history of modern sport. The Australia 2 team victory was voted by Australias Sports Hall of Fame as the greatest team performance in 200 years of Australian sport.

A World Champion and Olympic medallist, Bertrand represented Australia in five America's Cups and two Olympic Games.

Over his business career, he has successfully established businesses in the marine industry, property development industry and media industries. He is executive chairman of the television production and distribution company World Wide Entertainment. The company currently produces 4 weekly hour sports shows: Sportspage (covering all international sports), Drive, Winning Women and On The Ball. WWE programmes are sold to 400 clients in approximately program 120 countries.

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