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MIPCOM Underway As Irish Companies Aim To Seal Deals
08 Oct 2012 : By Steve Cummins
MIPCOM is underway in Cannes as Irish companies hope to do business
MIPCOM, the world’s largest entertainment content market, has got underway this morning (October 8) with more than 40 Irish companies in Cannes to attend the four-day event.

Hoping to network and make deals with international buyers and sellers, the Irish contingent is among some 13,000 participants that have jetted into France from all across the globe.

The majority of Irish companies have flown out under the Ireland on Screen banner, an initiative by the Irish Film Board and Enterprise Ireland which aims to promote the Irish industry at the market and provides a range of business facilities for Irish delegates.

The Ireland on Screen stand will bring together a host of Irish companies from content producers to post production companies to distributors and more. The stand is located at #02.30 in the Palais.

Read the IFTN Broadcast Focus, which includes MIPCOM-related interviews, here

Among the 22 Irish companies at the stand are Screentime ShinAwil, Telegael and Windmill Lane Pictures.

A full profile of some of the key Irish companies in attendance can be viewed here.

MIPCOM got underway this morning with a Focus on Canada breakfast, which featured a host of Canadian talent. Among the upcoming key events at the market include a keynote address from renowned Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein later this week.

In terms of the number of companies attending MIPCOM, the US, the UK, France and Canada have the largest number of attendees. The market’s organisers are also this year expecting a sizeable contingent of buyers from the Far East with a rise in the number of attendees from China and South and North Korea.

High-end period drama featuring high-profile casts and reality shows are expected to be most in demand with Irish co-production ‘Ripper Street’ among the shows expected to sell well. The BBC show’s stars Matthew Macfadyen and Jerome Flynn are both in Cannes to promote the show.

Among the Irish companies attending MIPCOM are: A Man & Ink
Ardmore Studios
beActive Media
Big Mountain Productions
Brown Bag Films
Cartoon Saloon
Crowe Horwath
Dublin Film Distributors
Element Pictures Limited
Enterprise Ireland
Epos Films
Good Company Productions
Gorilla Post Production
Irish Film Board
JAM Media
Kavaleer Productions Ltd
Kite Entertainment
Lime Street Sound
Magnet Networks Limited T/a Aertv
Monster Entertainment
Network Ireland Television
Newgrange Pictures
Northern Ireland Screen
Powwow Studios
Rockabil Media
Screentime ShinAwil
Sideline Productions
T4 Productions Ltd
Tile Films
Tyrone Productions
Vision Independent Productions
Video Elephant Ltd
Windmill Lane Pictures
World 2000

Read the IFTN Broadcast Focus, which includes MIPCOM-related interviews, here

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