First off: the important stuff. MIPCOM’s earlybird rate of €985 is valid until July 3, 2013. The walk-in rate is €1,430. That saving of €445 is more than enough to get any of the hotels listed here. You’ll even have some change in your pocket. Go for one of the cheaper hotels and you can cover most of your meals while in Cannes as well. So to put it another way, it’s as if MIPCOM was offering you free food and board if you act now.
The MIPCOM 2013 programme (October 7-10, 2013) is looking good. The confirmed speakers are Frances Berwick, President, Bravo and Style Media, Cécile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia, Ryan Kavanaugh, CEO, Relativity Media and Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios (and I’m sure people will have lots of questions for him about “collaborative filmmaking”). In her comments, Laurine Garaude, Director of Reed MIDEM’s Television Division talks about “the new golden age of television”. It’s certainly true that TV is coming thrugh the digital tsunami better than any other of the creative industries. Not all of the projects showcased at MIPCOM survive, but the diversity of approaches and the fact they come from major players is interesting.
In case you missed the sales pitches, MIPCOM is expanding this year, with stands now being offered along the Croisette Village outside the Palais, rather like those at the annual Film Market. This year, an estimated 1,700 cuontries will be exhibiting. The country of honour is Argentina.
For details, visit MIPCOM.