MIPTV announces first live action pitching competition

International producers are being invited to apply to participate in MIPTV’s first pitching competition dedicated to programming targeted at kids aged from 6-12.

Submissions for the Kids’ Live Action Pitch are open for original and innovative concepts that have worldwide appeal and the capacity for multiple series.

Applicants are asked to supply a demo video of less than two minutes or a PDF file with visual elements including characters and places.

The stipulation is that projects have not been commissioned or released and for which worldwide rights are available.

Five finalists will be selected by a jury comprising experts including Jo Allen, producer, BBC children’s acquisitions and independent animation; Nina Hahn, SVP production and development, Nickelodeon International; David Levine, VP programming, production and strategic development, Disney Channels EMEA; and Paula Taborda dos Guaranys, head of content and programming, GLoob, Brazil.

Those selected will pitch their project live on stage at MIPTV, which runs from April 9-12, in front of buyers and commissioning editors in the kids’ industry, and will also have one-on-one meetings with each of the jury members. The finalists will be announced mid-March.

In addition, the market will have a comprehensive program that will emphasise digital native kids content and live action scripted series.

The International Emmy® Kids’ Awards ceremony will take place on April 10.

As usual MIPTV is preceded on April 7-8 by MIP Doc, the world’s largest screenings library, conference and co-production marketplace for the factual community, and MIP Formats, the discovery showcase for the global formats community.

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