The 2001 Mip TV trade mart won't go down as one of the most vibrant in history, with some 200 execs fewer than last year -- but exhibitors and participating companies were up, Reed Midem TV chief…
Unveiling yet another event miniseries, Italy's DeAngelis Group has inked with Italian pubcaster RAI and German film fund Victory Media to produce the two-part "Renzo and Lucia."
After 34 years at Reed Midem, the past 12 of them at the helm, CEO Xavier Roy is preparing his succession with the forthcoming appointment of a managing director, he told Daily Variety on Wednesday.
Reality formats are once again hot on the Croisette.
Gerard Depardieu and his son Guillaume are set to star in the 35 million franc ($4.8 million) "Honor Thy Father," a feature film about a complex father-son relationship.
Discovery Networks Europe is partnering with Italy's Mediatrade to co-produce seven hourlong documentaries.
Expanding its presence in the international broadcasting market, MGM is establishing a 24-hour digital branded movie channel in New Zealand.
Britain's Wall to Wall has announced its biggest production with the $8.5 million factual series "Ancient Egyptians."
Buena Vista Intl. Television has sold "Wingspan," the feature length doc on Paul McCartney's post-Beatles career, to the U.K.'s Channel 4.
The World Wrestling Federation continued its hype assault on Mip TV for the third day running with the announcement of yet more programming sales, this time to Australia.
Carlton Intl. has sold kidvid series "STARStreet" to French terrestrial France 2.