ㅇ Latin Media Corp and VIP 2000 TV Showcase
This year’s MIP Cancun will kick off with a 20-minute showcase from VIP 2000 TV’s and Latin Media Corporation followed by a cocktail reception. Producer and Distributor VIP 2000’ TV catalog includes European and Greek telenovelas, movies, series, as well as its own slate of original content, including a new series produced in English. Distributor Latin Media Corporation’s catalog consists of programs from Peruvian-based broadcaster America TV, as well as Telenovelas, series and scripted and non-scripted formats from the Philippines, India, Turkey, Malaysia, Thailand, Korea, China, Taiwan and European countries.
ㅇ Q&A with Showrunner Matt Cirulnick
A rare opportunity to hear from a leading showrunner on the essentials involved in identifying and developing breakthrough stories for television. This session will address the industry’s ever-growing demand for storytelling with global appeal, and offer perspectives on the challenges and opportunities involved in assembling and a leading creative team. A Q&A with esteemed showrunner Matt Cirulnick from Amazon Prime’s Absentia, whose forthcoming work includes RAMBO V, now filming and starring Sylvester Stallone. Matt has collaborated on projects with Oliver Stone Ridley Scott and Sam Raimi.
Designed to connect with TV industry leaders, the Program includes 1-to-1 meetings, Exclusive international Screenings, Insightful Keynotes, Conferences, and Networking Events
ㅇ Speaker: Virginia Mouseler, CEO, The Wit, Switzerland
The new normal: an unprecedented explosion in content viewing across all devices and platforms, impressive subscriber increases, a voracious appetite to watch stories from around the world. THE WIT's one-of-a kind media analysis will showcase the latest trends of high performing Spanish, Turkish and Latin American content in the region and throughout the globe
ㅇ Speaker: Alexander Shulgin, Gruppa Kompaniy Familia
-BLOCKCHAIN FOR MEDIA
By offering a digital public database that stores an ongoing record of transactions BLOCKCHAIN technology has given companies the ability to have fully encrypted records of ownership, as well as the ability to execute smart contracts. When applied to media consumption, this technology brings new solutions to content access, distribution and compensation, and digital rights asset management. This industry expert, active investor and visionary will highlight the numerous applications and advantages BLOCKCHAIN can deliver to the TV sector.
ㅇ Speakers: Adam Fratto, Reel One Entertainment - Matteo Perale, Creative Artists Agency - Alejandro Uribe, Exile
-THE MANY FACE OF FINANCING
As content development grows in Latin America as well as cross border partnerships, financing, remains a critical part of any project. Hear from leading experts on various financing models including : pre-sales, self-funding, government-backed initiatives, co-productions, Corporate banking TV production funds, and joint ventures.
ㅇ Speakers: Nick Lafferty, Creative Artists Agency - Shan Ray, The Gersh Agency
-TALENT AGENTS: THE ADVOCATES OF CREATIVE TALENT
Meet the entertainment industry’s dealmakers who now more than ever play a key role in bringing together talent, producers, and financiers for TV and film projects. Find out how Talent Agencies work with broadcasters, pay TV networks and OTT platforms to produce in the US and around the globe, and how they can help creatives find success.
ㅇ Speakers: Raúl Berdonés, Grupo Secuoya - Epigmenio Ibarra, Argos Comunicación
-Mexico and Spain: Creativity and production efficacy explored
By Argos and Grupo Secuoya Raúl Berdonés, President of Grupo Secuoya, a leader in outsourced production services and Netlix’s production hub in Spain, and Argos’ flagship producer, Epigmenio Ibarra, will delve into a in depth discussion around best practices in development, storytelling, talent management and production.
ㅇ Speakers: Daniel Burman, Mediapro - Ignacio Manubens, Atresmedia Studios - Michele Zatta, RAI
-ORIGINALS - The quest for brand-defining content
To find the next big hit, many broadcasters and studios are giving greater focus on owning exclusive, original IP. What challenges and opportunities lie ahead? What projects are they cooking up, and what are they looking for? This is a unique opportunity to hear from those betting big on originals. Uncover potential hits and identify partnership opportunities.
ㅇ Speakers: Francisco Cordero, Co-Founder & CEO , BTF Media, Mexico - Leonardo Aranguibel, Director of Production, Disney Media Distribution, US
-FROM BOOK TO SCREEN: EL SECRETO DE SELENA, A CASE STUDY
What are the challenges of producing a TV adaption from a best-seller book? El Secreto de Selena, based on journalist Maria Celeste Arraras’ book about the death of latina icon Selena Quintanilla-Perez, is a new series co-produced by, BTF Media, Disney Media Distribution, and Latin World Entertainment. Learn directly from the key personalities behind the show launched in Latin America on TNT and in the US with Telemundo.
ㅇ Speakers: Alejandro Rojas, Parrot Analytics - Juancho Cardona, 11:11 Films TV - Sebastian Freund, Rizoma Producciones - Billy Rovzar, Lemon Studios
-THE DAWN OF INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS
Changing market conditions that include a wider range of content outlets and increasing demand for fresh ideas gives producers unprecedented options to pursue their passion for story-telling. Independent producers throughout Latin America will share the inside track on achieving success and the challenges they face.
ㅇ Speakers: Patricio Wills, Televisa Studios - James McNamara, Hemisphere media Group
-LEADERS OF HISPANIC TELEVISION
How have industry Greats re-invented Hispanic entertainment? Hear it from two of the sector’s most prolific leaders whose smart risk-taking has fueled continuous creative innovation, breakout hits, huge ratings, industry growth, and financial rewards on a local and global level.
ㅇ Speakers: Paula Taborda dos Guaranys, GLOOB, GLOOBINHO - Jackie Edwards, BBC - Lewis Kofsky, Sesame Workshop - Fernando Semenzato, National Geographic Partners
-THE NEXUS BETWEEN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING AND ENTERTAINMENT
The most important competitive asset Latin America has to offer is its youth. This panel explores the best approach towards straddling the line between education and entertainment, competitiveness and profitability, making inroads into overcoming Latin America’s digital divide, and addresses trends, frameworks, as well as varying business