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Nelson Mandela: From A Remote Village In
South Africa To The Nobel Prize In Norway


Nelson Mandela
Mandela: In Freedom's Name directed by Joel Calmettes is available in selected territories from Lagardere Entertainment Rights during MIPDOC and MIPTV.
Mandela retired at the age of 89 from his official duties and has devoted himself to the fight against AIDS. Mandela: In Freedom's Name allows us to relish the perspective of the man, and the heroic dimensions of his life – an improbable life, and an exceptional political life in deep contrast to a personal life dotted with tragedy and failure. From his humble beginnings in a remote Transkei village to the Nobel Prize ceremony in Oslo, Norway, he has become known as one of the wisest and most acclaimed personalities on the global stage.
The documentary examines the fascinating contradictions of a life dedicated to a single higher purpose, and explores his life in the context of a country that is little known and poorly understood, a continent going through the painful and bloody upheaval of decolonization.
Mandela: In Freedom's Name has already aired in: Japan, Germany, Middle-East, Deutschland, Belgium, Spain, Denmark, Estonia, National Geographic Latin America, Portugal, Switzerland, Russia, Slovenia, Poland, Kurdistan, Mexico, Scandinavia. French and English versions are available, Contact Hugo Ricou, International Sales. E-mail hugo.ricou@le-rights.com

MIPDOC Keynote Speaker Michael Rosenfeld Head Of
Tangled Bank Studio On Reinventing Science Television


Michael Rosenfeld
Michael Rosenfeld is Head of Television and Film at Tangled Bank Studios, a new US$60 million film and television initiative funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The studio is set to produce up to 10 hours of science programming annually for TV, cinemas and digital media.
In his MIPDoc Keynote Address, Rosenfeld, an award-winning science documentary-maker, will give his speech entitled "Reinventing Science Television," in which he will discuss how the new production company is aiming to create science films that enlighten as they entertain, and support producers who want to do the same.
Where: Martinez Hotel Conference Room – Time: 16.50-17.30
About Michael Rosenfeld:
Michael Rosenfeld is a seasoned producer, writer, and television executive with extensive experience in documentary production and new media. He heads the newly launched Tangled Bank Studios, a US$60 million film and television initiative funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. In a career spanning network broadcast, cable, and public television, Rosenfeld has won or led teams that have won hundreds of industry awards, including the Peabody Award and almost 40 News & Documentary Emmy Awards.

Autentic Launches Sales Of Inocente At MIPDOC

Munich-based Autentic has acquired Inocente, the 2013 Academy Award-winning documentary for international distribution, and launches sales during MIPDOC.
The documentary short is directed by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine and produced by Shine Global. Inocente follows the life of a homeless Mexican teenager who, with the help of her colorful, whimsical artworks, breaks out of the hopelessness of an immigrant's everyday life.
Shine's co-founder Susan MacLaury said that the filmmakers hope that people will be inspired by the film to help the 1.5 million homeless children and 1.8 million undocumented children in the United States.
Inocente is Executive Produced by Susan MacLaury and produced by Shine Global, Salty Features, Fine Films and Unison, in cooperation with Epic Screen, Pass Pictures and Gold Glove Productions.
About Autentic
Autentic, a joint venture of Jan Mojto's Beta Film and Patrick Hörl, was founded in 2008. The company produces and distributes high-caliber documentaries and provides editorial services for television and media companies worldwide.

BRB To Premiere Filly Trailer At MIPTV

Filly - BRB Internacionl
Madrid-based BRB Internacional will for the first time showcase the trailer of the animated series Filly, created by Dracco, for buyers during MIPTV.
Filly, the animated series, is produced in 3D High-Def, (26x30') and brings to life the adventures of Rose and her friends as they attend the Magic Royal Academy of Funtasia. Despite the attempts of the Wizard of the Dark Mirror, and his minion Battiwigs, to steal all the magic in the kingdom, the Fillys enjoy everyday school life, studying and discovering their unique, and magical, crystal powers. Aimed at girls, Filly is number collectable for Simba Dickie Group, the toys and licensing company based in Germany, and has sold more than 60 million collectable figurines all over the world.
BRB Internacional distributes the Filly series, except in Germany, and manages the rights to the Filly Brand in Spain and Portugal.
During MIPTV, Contact BRB Internacional: Stand R33.12
About BRB Internacional:
BRB Internacional
, founded in Spain, has 40 years of experience in the production, distribution and licensing of high quality television programmes.
About Dracco:
Dracco has been producing and developing brands throughout the world for over twenty years. It creates and distributes children's brands in all licence categories. Dracco boasts an experienced team of engineers and creatives, a strong administrative base in Hong Kong, with offices worldwide, and a solid international sales network and key distribution partners.

Extreme Football Series Set To Capitalize On Enthusiasm
For The World Cup Brazil 2014 & Euro Cup France 2016


Extreme Football
Extreme Football, the first full CGI sports animated series, is to be produced by Zodiak Kids' Tele Images Productions with co-production partner Maga Animation, the Italian studio behind Disney's new animated series Winnie the Pooh.
Budgeted at 10 million euro, the series (39 x 26') has been presold to France Télévisions (for France 3), Lagardère (for Gulli and Canal J) and Rai Fiction (for Rai 2 and Gulp). Delivery of the episodes will start in fall 2013 and be spread out until end of 2014.
Giorgio Welter, the producer of the series, comments: "Combining our experience after three seasons of Street Football and the CGI technology, we will create the first truly extreme animated football series!" Extreme Football follows the adventures of 5 teams of teenagers who compete every weekend in a football tournament of a new genre: the extreme football.
Extreme Football, in tune with all Tele Images property, is subject to a 360° strategy designed beforehand. The strategy includes a web and mobile app co-produced by Lagardère and France Télévisions, a collection of novels (Hachette), comic books (Soleil) and activity booklets. The licensing rights are handled in France by France Televisions Distribution. Preproduction, compositing and post-production will be handled by Tele Images in France, the layout by Maga Animation in Italy, while animation will be executed by 2D3D Studios in France and XYZ Animation in China.
The series created by Monica Rattazzi and Marco Beretta and directed by Franck Michel (The Fantastic Four) was awarded the Pulcinella Prize for the Best TV Pilot at Cartoons on the Bay in March 2012.
Zodiak Rights owns worldwide distribution rights to Extreme Football.

Genao Productions & Delcourt Publishing Sign
Development Contract With TF1 For The
Legendaries, An Heroic Comedy Animated Series


Les Legendaires Genao Productions
Genao Productions and Delcourt Publishing have announced the signing of a development contract for Les Légendaires (The Legendaries) with TF1 for the TV series, following the recent acquisition of the audiovisual production rights for Les Légendaires comics.
Genao Productions is currently developing for TFOU Les Légendaires, based on the famous comics created by Patrick SOBRAL and published by Editions Delcourt.
With over 2.4 million books sold, Les Légendaires is one of the most successful comic books for kids in France. In 2011, the comic book was the second top-selling comic book in France – just behind the Adventures of Tintin (source: GFK).
The Legionaries the series, aimed at 6-12-year-olds, will be based on the world of the original comic books – a subtle blend of adventure, morality, and humor, will incorporate influences from manga, video games, and literature. Legendaries are courageous, intrepid, invincible…and they've become children again! While battling the dreadful warlock Darkhell in his evil attempts to conquer the world, the Legendaries accidentally broke the Jovénia Stone, granting everyone eternal youth. And that's how they find themselves 12 years old again, struggling against Darkhell to restore balance to the world.
About Genao Productions:
Founded in 2008, Genao Productions is headed by Boris Hertzog and Sandrine Nguyen. The company has made a name for itself as one of the leading producers of French animation by producing 7 series in 3 years: Linus & Boom, Gnark, Monk, Fish & Chips, Scary Larry, Mini Loup and Xiaolin Chronicles. To further strengthen its roots in animation, the company recently acquired the audiovisual adaptation rights to the celebrated comic strip Les Légendaires published by the Delcourt Publishing.
About TFOU:
A favorite destination for kids under 10, TFOU is TF1's children's slot, and broadcasts 1000 hours of programming a year, with over 75% of it programmes from Europe, including cartoons, shorts, magazines, civic programs, games, and events. A leader in youth offerings for the French market, TFOU concluded 2012 with excellent results, with an average audience share of 25% among 4/10 year olds and over 300,000 downloads of TFOU Mobile on iPad and iPhone.

Content Transformation For Arab Audience

Toy Story 2 & Lilo and Stitch
Al Jazeera Children's Channel (JCC) have announced a new free TV agreement with Disney, Middle East and North Africa (MENA). JCC, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, has acquired the rights to a selection of Disney's kids and family content, including Disney and Disney/Pixar movies as well as Disney Channels' live action and animated series.
Acting Executive General Manager, Haya bint Khalifa Al Nassr said, "Through this agreement, we at JCC look forward to enriching the first Arab children's channel with a wide range of entertaining shows for our audience. In line with our child-centric strategy, we will continue to address the needs of Arab children and households by creating or acquiring content that is entertaining, culturally appropriate and supports their learning and development. This deal is the start of the exciting content transformation, considering the aspirations, culture, and identity of our Arab audience."
Through the Disney deal, JCC will telecast Phineas, Ferb, Kim Possible, A Bug's Life, Toy Story, Cars and Tangled, among many others. JCC will also feature Lilo and Stitch and Zeke and Luther. Baraem TV, JCC's preschoolers channel, will feature Handy Manny, Little Einsteins, and Jojo's Circus. Didier Vanneste, Disney's Manager, MENA, commented: "We continually look for opportunities to bring stories and beloved characters to wider local audiences, and look forward to working with JCC to deliver this broad range of popular kids and family programming to viewers across the Middle East." All programs will be dubbed into classical Arabic and will roll out in the coming months.

Inaugural MIPDoc & MIPFormats Opening Cocktail Party

Martine Hotel Cannes
For the first time, tonight, an Opening Cocktail Party sponsored by the Argentine National Film Board (INCAA) will celebrate the industry gathered at MIPDoc & MIPFormats. Reed MIDEM and the Argentine National Film Board's ultimate beachside mixer for unscripted and factual programming professionals is an opportunity to mix, mingle and meet the people shaping the industry.
Where: 19.00 Martinez Beach

Nu Image - Majestic Terrace   Wonderphil - Stand 09.17
Stealth Media - Stand H4.35   Artist View - Stand R29.17
Hannibal Classics   Screen Media - Stand 31.28
The Little Film Company   LBYL Films
The Marco Colombo Company   Guildhall Pictures Limited

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