MIPTV’s World Premiere TV Screenings event will host the international premiere screening of Irish-Canadian major co-production ‘Camelot’ which will take place on the opening evening of MIPTV 2011 on Monday April, 4th in Cannes. The show’s stars Eva Green and Joseph Fiennes will be in attendance at the screening.
The MIPTV World Premiere TV Screenings looks to act as a showcase for leading television and film companies who screen their programmes to influential buyers, industry players, and international media from over 100 countries. The international premiere offers a platform to preview, launch and raise awareness for the shows. The upcoming screening of ‘Camelot’ will open to all MIPTV delegates.
GK-TV President, Craig Cegielski will bring ‘Camelot’ to Cannes for an exclusive international presentation at MIPTV’s 2011 World Premiere TV Screenings event. The first two episodes of the GK-tv and Starz Entertainment series will be screened in the Palais des Festival’s Grand Auditorium, followed by an exclusive Q&A with the cast. Immediately following that evening, the stars of ‘Camelot’, Eva Green and Joseph Fiennes will walk the red carpet at MIPTV’s Opening Cocktail Party at the Carlton Hotel.
‘Camelot’ is based on Thomas Malory’s 15th century book, ‘Le Morte d’Arthur’ and looks to bring the saga of King Arthur to modern audiences. The series’ starry cast includes Joseph Fiennes (Flash Forwad), Eva Green (Cracks), Jamie Campbell Bower (Sweeney Todd), Tamsin Egerton (St Trinians), Claire Forlani (Meet Joe Black) and Peter Mooney (Summer’s Blood). The epic series is a co-production between the Irish production company Octagon Films and Take 5 Productions in Canada, and is executive produced by Ecosse Films’ Douglass Rae (Nowhere Boy), Academy Award winning producer Graham King (The Departed,), Tim Headington (The Young Victoria) and Craig Cegielski.
RTÉ has also secured the Irish broadcasting rights for ‘Camelot’. The 10 x one hour series will premiere in the U.S. on Starz in the Spring of 2011 and will thereafter broadcast on RTÉ Two. Channel 4 has secured the UK premiere broadcast rights to the show.
Director of Reed MIDEM’s Television Division, Laurine Garaude commented on the upcoming screening, saying “We’re delighted to introduce the ‘Camelot’ TV series to the largest international audience of professionals at MIPTV’s World Premiere Screenings this year. Not only is ‘Camelot’ an exceptional programme in terms of scale and ambition, but it’s also a major co-production, quite fitting this year’s special focus on co-production at MIPTV. Furthermore, it demonstrates a growing trend of premium TV series featuring major movie stars." Marketing group Reed MIDEM organise the annual MIPTV market event.
Craig Cegielski also commented on the special industry screening, saying: “We are proud to present GK-tv’s first series, ‘Camelot,’ at the MIPTV World Premiere TV Screenings this year,” Our partners at Reed MIDEM have devised an excellent platform for independent studios to launch premium new products.”
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