Mipcom Agenda


7:30 p.m.: Mipcom Junior opening cocktail party (Martinez Hotel)


1 p.m.: Mipcom Jr. lunch (Martinez Beach; invite only)

3-5 p.m.: Conference: “Youth Programming: Kids are still King!” (Martinez Hotel) Moderated by Jacques Bensimon, VP, Banff TV Festival, Pat Ferns, prexy and CEO, Banff TV Festival; speakers: Valerie Bruschini-Voyer, head of acquisitions, TPS Jeunesse/Teletoon; Enric Frigola, head of children’s programming and animation, TVE; Masao Kurosu, general manager, intl. marketing & production, Nippon Animation; Howard Litton, head of programs, Nickelodeon U.K.; Suzanne van der Wateren, buyer, children programming, NCRV and AVRO

7:30 p.m.: Super RTL/Disney dinner (Chez Astoux; invite only)

8 p.m.: Mipcom Jr. dinner (Martinez Hotel; invite only)


9:30-11:30 a.m.: Conference: “Co-production Market Simulation,” session dedicated to children’s programs. (Martinez Hotel) Moderated by Pat Ferns, prexy, Banff TV Festival; speakers: Eve Baron, head of children’s programming, France 3; Peter Moss, prexy, Cinar Entertainment; Roy Thomson, head of children’s commissioning, BBC Broadcast

1 p.m.: Mipcom Jr. lunch (Martinez Beach; invite only)

7 p.m.: Mipcom Junior closing cocktail party (Martinez Hotel/Salon Riviera; invite only)


11:30 a.m.: Intl. Emmy Awards press conference followed by cocktails (Auditorium K/Level 4)

Afternoon: Catherine Tasca, French Minister of Culture and Communication, visits Mipcom

3-5 p.m.: ZDF screening and press conference: Presentation of historical docu-drama “The German Gambit,” with Sir Peter Ustinov (Auditorium A/Level 3)

4 p.m.: MIPNET conference: “What does TV expect from new media and vice versa?” (Salle Esterel/Level 5) Opening keynote session with Michael Grindon, president, Columbia TriStar International Television and Andrew Kaza, m.d., Internet and interactive, BBC Worldwide

5:30-7 p.m.: ITEL cocktail: Launch of “Fetch the Vet” and new Cosgrove Hall films (Stand R38.01; invite only)

6 p.m.: Universal cocktail party for Peter Hughes, exec VP and co-head, Universal International TV, who retires after 22 years with Universal (Majestic Hotel; invite only)

6 p.m.: Alliance Atlantis Communications cocktail party to launch their new factual label AAC Fact. (Carlton; invite only)

6 p.m.:Fox Kids Europe cocktail (The Loft; invite only)

7:30-9:30 p.m.: RTL Group cocktail dinner (Le Baoli; invite only)

7:30 p.m.: Mipcom 2000 Opening cocktail party (Martinez)

7:30 p.m.:Southern Star dinner for primetime drama “Thursday the 12th” and “The Russian Bride” (Carlton/La Cote; invite only)

9 p.m.: Universal cocktail party for “Attila The Hun” (Chateau La Napoule; invite only)

9 p.m.r in honor of the Herve Bourges, prexy, Conseil Superieur de l’Audiovisuel, a tribute to his career achievement. (Martinez/La Palme d’Or; invite only)


9 a.m.media press breakfast (Gray d’Albion Hotel)

11 a.m.ress conference for animation show “Sali Mali” (Audi C/Level 3)

11 a.m.T conference: “Digital Media Distribution Issues” (Salle Esterel/Level 5) Moderator: Gary Arlen, prexy, Arlen Communications; speakers: Gil Machac, prexy, Streampower.net; Robert Tercek, prexy of programming, PacketVideo Corporation

11:30 a.m. of TV Producers, Italy, cocktail (Suquet Terrace/Level 4; invite only)

11:30 a.m. Music Intl. screening of “Freddie Mercury: The Untold Story” (Auditorium I/Level 4)

12 p.m. (assn. of French cable and satellite channels) press conference (Auditorium K/Level 4) (To be confirmed)

12 p.m.e Entertainment buyers lunch (Don Juan boat; invite only)

12:30 p.m.-1 p.m.previews of “Neanderthal” and Wall to Wall Television documentaries. (Auditorium J/Level 4)

12:30 p.m.ilm press and buyers brunch (Majestic Hotel; invite only)

3 p.m.nce Atlantis Communications press conference with Jerry Bruckheimer, executive producer of drama series “C.S.I.” (Majestic/Royan lounge)

4 p.m.or event: 30-plus intl. hosts of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” gather for a family photo (Hotel du Cap)

4-6 p.m.Rosen screening of “The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition” and cocktails (Auditorium J/level 4)

4 p.m.onference: “Digital Rights” (Salle Esterel/Level 5) Speakers: Eric Clin, prexy, Thematis-Nouvo.com; Antony Gostyn, Partner, The Simkins Partnership; Louise Nemschoff, attorney, Nemschoff Law Offices; Mark Rogers, senior business affairs executive, Channel Four TV; Ian West, vice chairman, Europe, InterTrust Technologies International

5 p.m.rmint “Atmozone” cocktail party (Lady Jersey boat; invite only)

5 p.m.ocktail cocktail (Stand C1.14; invite only)

5 p.m.ocktail for presentation of TF1 Group’s intl. consulting branch (Suquet Terrace/Level 4)

5:30 p.m.nation In Motion; presenting the new series “3D Night Knight” & demo of “Real Actor” technology (Stand/Azur TO6)

6 p.m. TV Festival press cocktail party (Gray d’Albion; invite only)

6 p.m.eon Prods. and Unapix Intl. cocktail party for launch of “Walt: The Man behind the Myth,” created for Walt Disney’s centennial in 2001. (Majestic; invite only)

6:30 p.m.on Television cocktail party for the launch of “The History of Football” (Carlton/Grand Salon; invite only)

6:30 p.m.: Sextant Intl. cocktail (Majestic Hotel; invite only)

7:30 p.m.: RTE/Channel Four Intl. cocktail and dinner for “Beckett on Film” (Carlton; invite only)

8 p.m.: Mipcom 2000 dinner in honor of Reiner Moritz, m.d., RM Associates, for his 40 years in the TV industry. (Villa Domergue; invite only)

9 p.m.: Fireworks Intl. launch party for “Queen of Swords” (Galion Beach; invite only)


10-11:30am:MIPNET conference: “IPO: How does it work? Advantages/disadvantages” (Auditorium Esterel/Level 5) Speakers: Stephen Davidson, head of media, communications & entertainment, West LB Panmure; Florian Haffa, deputy chairman, EM.TV & Merchandising; Alexander Von Preysing, Deutsche Borse; Hans-Dieter Stolper, head of corporate finance, Baden-Wuerttembergische Bank; Carl Woebcken, CFO, TV Loonland

11 a.m.: S4C press conference for documentary “Space Tourists” (Auditorium C/Level 3)

11 a.m.: Discovery press conference (Auditorium J/Level 4)

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: MIPNET conference: “Business Models: What do venture capital organizations look for when investing in TV content production?” (Auditorium Esterel/Level 5) Speaker: Henri Barck, director, Speed Ventures

3 p.m.:World Education Market press conference for launch of new trade market (Auditorium K/Level 4)

3-4:30 p.m.: “Wanadoo Talent Show”: six finalists selected from pitches by ‘Net program creators. (Auditorium A/Level 3)

4 p.m.: Kyoto Broadcasting System press conference for “Millennium Event 2001, Kyoto Festival” and “Shakuhachi” (Auditorium C/Level 3)

5-7 p.m.:U.S. Independents cocktail (Stand R29.17)

6 p.m.: Luxsat Intl . press conference (Auditorium I/Level 4)

6-7 p.m.: RM Associates screening of “Ali Farka Toure” (Auditorium K/level 4)

6-8 p.m.: Pilot Prods. cocktail party for launch of “Pilot Guides” (Gallion Beach; invite only)

6:30 p.m.: DR TV cocktail for Eurovision Song Contest 2001, with this year’s winners, the Olson Brothers (Majestic Hotel; invite only)

8 p.m.: Europe Online cocktail (Majestic Hotel; invite only)

8 p.m.: Mediatrade dinner followed by a concert with Imagination (Martinez Hotel; invite only)


12 p.m.: Press conference with Michael Weatherseed, director of TV division, Reed Midem Organization (Press Club)

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