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With MIPTV Gone, Will International Execs Embrace MIP London?

MIPTV is dead, long live MIP London. At a packed press conference Tuesday, Lucy Smith of MIP organizer RX France marked the end of Cannes’ decades-old international television market MIPTV and the official launch of its hoped-for successor in the British capital next year. As RX announced last month, the current MIPTV, which runs through […]

Tom Hanks’ Costly Wildlife Docuseries ‘The Americas’ Gets Sneak Preview at MIPTV

Hollywood studios have long made a point of promoting tentpole movies at the Cannes Film Festival, using the Cote d’Azur location to highlight their A-list titles with splashy promotional campaigns. A similar, if less flashy, version of the big Cannes launch took place Tuesday for The Americas, the long-awaited premium wildlife documentary series from BBC […]

Adam Sandler, Carey Mulligan, Paul Dano Talk Netflix’s ‘Spaceman’

Adam Sandler is the first to admit that he “rarely gets more than 8 minutes alone before I have to start doing something.”    Despite the loneliness issue encountered by his character Jakub, an astronaut who ventures into space in Swedish director Johan Renck’s feature Spaceman, Sandler told journalists on Wednesday: “I recommend to all of […]

Martin Scorsese Receives Honorary Golden Bear Award From Wim Wenders

Martin Scorsese was greeted by loud cheers as he alighted from his car at the Berlinale Palast on Tuesday night, and set about signing autographs for the crowd gathered on this cold Berlin night. The Oscar-winning filmmaker is the recipient of an honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement at the 74th Berlinale. “Marty!! Marty!!” the […]

MIPTV: ITV Studios’ Ruth Berry on Extending Reality TV Into the Multiverse

While scripted TV tends to get more attention than unscripted programming, the executives gathered in Cannes this week for the 60th MIPTV international television market know that formats like reality TV and game shows help pay the bills. And with budgets for high-end TV tightening worldwide, making more money off of those formats has never […]

MIPTV: Sister Pictures Founder Jane Featherstone on Building a Global Content Empire With Elisabeth Murdoch and Stacey Snider

Talent, relationships, and independence are the pillars Jane Featherstone is (again) betting her business on. The veteran U.K. producer, and former CEO of Kudos, whose long list of credits include such groundbreaking, and global, shows as Broadchurch, Life on Mars, Spooks, Utopia, and Chernobyl, gave the keynote address at the MIPTV 2023, where she outlined […]

Michael Jackson’s Dad Promotes Branded Perfumes in Cannes

Joe Jackson says of his famous family, "It wasn't easy to get the family to this point. I had to work two jobs. I had all nine kids. I stayed there with them and got them all into show biz."

Alain Ducasse Takes Center Stage at Cannes (Cannes)

The celebrity chef's presence at the festival's Electrolux Agora Pavilion is the latest melding of cuisine and big-ticket film events.

Dubai Film Fest Remained Glitzy, Despite Region’s Economic Issues

Despite the economic problems to have beset the region, the Dubai International Film Festival was its usual glitzy self while keeping the spotlight squarely on filmmakers from the Arab world.

About Town: American Film Market

Nov. 3-10, Santa Monica

About Town: Britannia Awards

Century City, Nov. 4

A Guide to Santa Monica Hotspots

Culinary highlights for new and returning AFM-ers.