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Langbein & Skalnik

Salztorgsse 2/13
A-1010 Vienna, Austria
(43-1) 5353696-0
Fax: (43-1) 5353696-9
Stand: H4.35; phone 92-99-85-96
Attending: Kurt Langbein, managing director; Thomas Rilk, chief producer; Barbara Weissenbeck, acquisitions & sales manager.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

“The First and the Last Word – The Secret of Language,” a look at the use of language throughout the world; 52 min.
“Ticks – The Real Vampires,” program on the metamorphosis of the tick and its life throughout the seasons; 52 min.
“Massive Attack – When Mice, Rats and Cockroaches Invade,” an ocean liner takes us across the globe, telling the story of the spread of different subspecies of mice and cockroaches; 50 min.
“The Thalidomide Tragedy – a Comeback,” documentary telling the Thalidomide story by following the fate of the victims and looking at pharmaceutical research and marketing practice; 52 min.

Link Entertainment

7 Baron’s Gate
33-35 Rothschild Road
London W4 5HT, U.K
(44-20) 8996-4800
Fax: (44-20) 8742-1945
Stand: 02.36; phone 92-99-81-17
Attending: Claire Derry, managing director; David Hamilton, chairman; Daina Sacco, head of productions & acquisitions; Katherine Masterson, Cynthia Kennedy, sales managers; Julie Webb, head of pr & marketing.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

“Preston Pig,” animated series following the continuing and unsuccessful attempts by Mr. Wolf to capture and eat Preston Pig; 26 x 10 min.
“Ethelbert the Tiger,” the adventures of a tiger cub, who everyday presents a new question to his wise friend Dilip; 52 x 5 min.
“Second Star to the Left,” a rabbit, guinea pig and hamster discover a parcel that has fallen from Santa’s sleigh and decide to return it to the child; 30 min. animated spesh.
“Jack & Marcel,” Jack and Marcel’s confrontations with the elements create a multitude of comical and unexpected situations; 150 x 60 min.

Lolafilms

Velazquez 12 – 7o
28001 Madrid, Spain
(34-91) 436-7400
Fax: (34-91) 435-5994
Stand: H4.35
Attending: Marina Fuentes, intl. sales exec; Frida Torresblanco, TV dept. manager.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

“The Goalkeeper,” a football conartist earning a meagre living from informal games around war-torn Spain meets his match in a fugitive anarchist; 88 min.
“The Girl of Your Dreams,” the amorous intentions of a top minister causes chaos for a Spanish production team shooting a film in Germany; 123 min.
“Goya in Bordeaux,” Goya recounts his rise into the Royal Court of Charles IV and his love affair with the Duchess of Alba; 106 min.
“Second Skin,” powerful, contemporary love story; 106 min.

London Films

71 South Audley Street
London W1K IJA, U.K
(44-20) 7499-7800
Fax: (44-20) 7499-7994
Stand: 02.06; phone 92-99-80-07
Attending: Andrew Luff, managing director; Christopher Roudette, sales exec; Martin J. Katz, exec. producer.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

None.

London TV Service

21-25 St Anne’s Court
London W1F OBJ, U.K
(44-20) 7434-1121
Fax: (44-20) 7494-8025
Stand: A0.02; phone 92-99-85-23
Attending: Chris Courtney Taylor, managing director; John Ridley, general manager; Reina Norris, sales & marketing exec; Kim Davids, client services.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

“The Edge,” series focusing on cutting edge scientific achievements; 12 x 30 min.
“Style Tribes,” insights into image making in fashion, football, music, tourism, design and film; 6 x 50 min.
“London Fashion Week,” twice yearly look both on and off the runway at what’s in and what’s not; 30 min.

M6 Droits Audiovisuels

89 avenue Charles de Gaulle
92575 Neuilly sur Seine Cedex, France
(33-1) 41-92-68-66
Fax: (33-1) 41-92-68-69
Stand: 24.02
Attending: Bernard Majani, director; Catherine Wojtyczka, deputy manager; Laetitia Gavoty, Isabelle Drouart, Alexia de Beauvoir, sales execs.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

“Police District,” drama series centered on life in a local police station.
“Iron Nose,” during the Middle Ages, a Super Knight with a secret identity spreads honor and justice in an imaginary and wacky kingdom; 52 x13 min. or 26 x 26 min.
“Celestin,” animated series featuring the guardian angel of 5-year-old Lucas and his friends, who are carefree little children who happily throw themselves into the most dangerous situations; 50 x 2 min. & 104 x 3 min.

Manus TV Production

Norrhagsvagen 10A
182 47 Enebyberg
Stockholm, Sweden
(46-8) 768-4111
Fax: (46-8) 768-4111
Stand: H4.35
Attending: Borje Peratt, producer/director.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

“Land of Wooden Gods,” story set in the Nordic Viking era concerning a young slave couple’s fight for their survival and freedom.
“Nordic Good Fishing,” series of nature documentaries.

Marathon Intl.

27 rue de la Faisanderie
75116 Paris, France
(33-1) 44-34-66-00
Fax: (33-1) 44-34-66-05
Stand: R27.01; phone 92-99-88-41
Attending: Olivier Bremond, Pascal Breton, CEOs; Thorunn Anspach, sales & acquisitions manager; Vincent Chalvon, CEO in charge of animation; Monica Levy, Emmanuelle Bouilhaguet, sales execs.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

“Saint Tropez,” against the idyllic background of a beach in Saint Tropez, a group of young people experience the adventures and upheavals of today’s young generation; 182 x 52 min.
“Totally Spies!” three typical Beverly Hills girls get catapulted into the mad world of espionage; 26 x 26 min.
“Marsupilami,” series featuring the cartoon character created by Franquin; 26 x 26 min.
“Families in the Wild,” series featuring an adventure in the lives of four animal families: lions, macaques, zebras and hyenas; 4 x 52 min.

MBC Intl.

43 Whitfield Street
London W1T 4HA, U.K
(44-20) 7258-6834
Fax: (44-20) 7258-6891
Stand: 11.25; phone 92-99-80-64
Attending: Tom Gutteridge, chairman, Mentorn Group; George Carey, director of programmes; Mark Rowland, managing director; Andrea Jackson, head of intl. sales; David Leach, controller, commercial and business affairs, Mentorn Group; Rosetta Bain, head of entertainment.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

“Robot Wars,” fighting machines designed, constructed and operated by ordinary people are unleashed in gladiatorial combat; 24 x 30 min. & 44 x 45 min.
“Star For a Night,” from thousands of hopefuls, five finalists get the chance to sing to a live audience and showcase their talents.
“Techno Games,” teams with a lust for mechanised sport compete against each other with their home-made machines; 2 x 30 min, 2 x 45 min. & 50 min.
“Mission,” armed with state-of-the-art ‘paint-balling’ weapons and their own determination, teams battle each other and the show’s own ‘special forces’ over a series of missions.

Mediatrade

Viale Europa 48
Cologno Monzese 20093
Milan, Italy
(39-02) 25141
Fax: (39-02) 25149091
Stand: R05.40
Attending: Roberto Page, managing director; Guido Barbieri, general manager; Gabriella Ballabio, head of acquisitions; Daniele Lorenzano, consultant.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

none.

Minotaur Intl.

160 Great Portland Street
London W1W 5QA, U.K
(44-20) 7299-5000
Fax: (44-20) 7299-5777
Stand: 25.01; phone 92-99-81-04
Attending: Jane Lighting, managing director; Nigel Gibbons, finance director; Sarah Tong, head of sales; Robyn Hurd, snr. sales exec; Jamie Martin, Tara Gaule, sales execs.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

“Rebel Heart,” epic drama set in the turbulent times of the Irish Rebellion, seen through the eyes of an idealistic young rebel volunteer; 4 x 60 min.
“Trial and Retribution 4,” ‘North’ reinvestigates a murder case which leads her to suspect her partner of corruption; 2 x 120 min.
“The Fantastic Flying Journey,” animated series in which three children and their eccentric, inventive great-uncle, fly around the world in an ecological hot air balloon; 13 x 30 min.
“Rebus: The Hanging Garden,” a mixed-up detective with much to resolve, investigates crime in a city with a lot to hide; 2 x 120 min.

MTV Intl.

Vermundsgade 40
2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
(45-39) 169900
Fax: (45-39) 169999
Stand: 02.34; phone 92-99-83-01
Attending: Olle Lengenius, CEO; Jacob Houlind, controller of business & legal affairs; Camilla Folting, intl. sales & marketing.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

“Chatdating.net” program in which NET romances meet in “real life” for the first time.
“Petzi Bear,” follow the cute and cuddly Petzi Bear and his friends as they travel around both this world and an imaginary one.
“Funny Home Video Clips,” library of more than 3200 fresh and funny clips from Scandinavia.
“White Lies,” drama about people of out times, with focus on the relationships between them and the eternal questions that surround love, friendships and loyalty.

NBDtv

Unit 2
Royalty Studios
105 Lancaster Road
London W11 1QF, U.K
(44-20) 7243-3646
Fax: (44-20) 7243-3656
Stand: 22.13; phone 92-99-81-35
Attending: Nicky Davies Williams, managing director; Steve Ayton, director of business affairs & finance; Andrew Winter, sales manager; Vicki Hobson, sales exec; Richelle Case, project coordinator.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

Bill Wyman’s Blues Odyssey,” definitive history of the blues, from its beginnings in the early part of the 20th century to modern day rock; 2 x 60 min.
“Messiah XX1,” major reworking of Handel’s Messiah featuring the Irish Philharmonic Orchestra and a host of legendary star singers; 90 min.
“Smash Hits 2000,” the U.K’s top teen music awards with a sensational line-up of top international pop bands and chart hits; 60 min.
“John Carpenter,” revealing portrait of maverick director John Carpenter; 60 min.

NBP Intl.

Rue Jose Falcao 57, 3o Dto
1000-184 Lisbon, Portugal
(351-21) 319-3791
Fax: (351-21) 319-3799
Stand: 11.30
Attending: Rose Lousa Reventos.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

“Forbidden Stories,” series centered on a 15-year-old girl who finds out she ‘s adopted and goes in search of her real parents; 120 x 50 min.
“Children’s Hospital,” series involving a hospital’s paediatric emergency services unit; 26 x 50 min.
“I Love You, Teresa,” TV movie in which a 35-year-old woman falls in love with a 15-year-old boy; 90 min.
“The Mystery of Fatima,” documentary that tries to explain the sightings of ‘Our Lady of Fatima’; 52 min.

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