Segments of this year's MIPTV event will naturally aim to place producers into workshops or think tanks and make the most out of discussions relevant to the times: social media advertising models, multi-platform branded entertainment, pitch sessions, 3D television, and other elements of digital media interaction, among others.
from Skywriter Media's Vivi
The talented Paris-based studio TeamTO is eager to spread the word about their inventive new CG series Angelo Rules (read on: page two). Also, Germany's JEP Animation is moving ahead with their hilarious short-form cartoon, Rudolf (read on: page three). Video is available for each.
MIPTV 2010 is also holding isolated Producer's Forums, opening up the doors for co-productions and acquisitions discussions for various territories. Skywriter Media (Canada), for example, is a recently-founded development and co-production financier of animated content. Skywriter is currently shopping a number of titles, but most promisingly includes an original 2D cutout animation called Vivi among its ranks. Vivi, currently in development, follows an imaginative little girl and her globe-trotting photo-journalist grandmother. Skywriter Media recently acquired the rights to distribute The Wumblers, a Giddy Gander production.
The MoonScoop Group (France) in the meantime, is looking for additional support for it's new animated series Tara Duncan, announced last spring season. The fantasy book-adapted cartoon, which follows a magic-wielding teen girl and her friends, currently has M6 (France) and Disney Channel (France) as broadcast partners. The 2D show is a co-production between MoonScoop and India's DQ Entertainment.
from Nerd Corps.' Subterrainea
The former is about a band of misfit animals whose forested habitat is now a metropolis; and the latter finds an ambitious youth scraping his way through a combative underworld environment. Nerd Corps. is the creator of Storm Hawks and League of Super Evil, currently in production for its second season.
Also on the hunt for finance and production support for new programming is Alphanim Animation, of the Gaumont Group. Up next for the studio is a charming animation called The Small Giant, about a wishful girl who heads to summer camp but is transported to an enchanted land where her imagination runs wild. The animated series is scheduled to debut Q2 2010 on Gulli (France). Alphanim will also be rather busy pre-selling the third season of sports cartoon Galactik Football, and the whole of adventure animation The Mysteries of Alfred Hedgehog.
from Rob the Robot