Mouse at Mipcom

Walt Disney doc set for 'Net-centric mart

PARIS — Diana Disney Miller, the daughter of Walt Disney, will be winging her way to Cannes in October for the Mipcom TV market, organizers said Thursday.

She will be there for the launch of a new two-hour high-definition telefilm about her father’s life and art that will coincide with the centennial of his birth.

Also scheduled for the fall market, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” creator Celador will exhibit for the first time at Mipcom.

Taking place Oct. 2-6, the event this year is dedicated to the digital age, with a new exhibition space welcoming 40 Netcos.

A three-day seminar on television in the new economy kicks off Oct. 2. The morning of Oct. 3 will be given over to media convergence and the implications of the growing number of media outlets — computers, cellular phones, personal digital assistants — for the production and distribution of TV programs.

In the afternoon, legal experts will be offering insights into legislation, marketing and copyright issues.

Oct. 3 also will have a morning session on the advantages and disadvantages of going public, followed by an afternoon session on risk capital and what to look for when investing in TV content production.

Other innovations this year include the Webcasting of the main events and conferences by startup company Web Site Story and the first Wanadoo Talent Show to find the best made-for-the-‘Net program.

Youth programming market Mipcom Junior will run Sept. 30-Oct. 1.

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