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The Versatility Of Canadian Talent Showcased At MIPCOM

Telefilm Canada [1]Canada Media Fund [2]Telefilm Canada [1] and the Canada Media Fund [2] (CMF) will be showcasing the versatility of creators who alternate between television productions and feature films at MIPCOM [3], the largest annual global market for entertainment content across all platforms. Following its success last year as MIPCOM’s Country of Honour, Canada will be spotlighting its productions to buyers from around the world during the event to be held in Cannes from October 7 to 10, 2013.

This year, MIPCOM is exploring the phenomenon of creators traditionally associated with feature films who are just as talented in television production in order to benefit from the small screen’s new golden age. Telefilm Canada and the CMF will be facilitating a panel on the topic at MIPCOM.

“Canada is one of the most dynamic multiplatform content production centres in the world. The country creates innovative content that caters not only to Canadian audiences but also to an international public,” said Carolle Brabant, executive director of Telefilm Canada. “Our industry has enormous talent, and they benefit from the creative freedom that new multiplatform devices have to offer. The result: the development of creative content designed for audiences searching for fresh stories that they can consume when and wherever they want.”

According to Valerie Creighton, President and CEO of the CMF, “Canadian creators seek to engage Canadian audiences while reaching out to new audiences on any platform. Our industry knows how to compete in international markets with  a winning combination of talent, innovation and know-how. Canadian dramas are resonating with audiences in several world market and Canada’s multiplatform youth products are unmatched elsewhere on the planet. We will be presenting seven leading Canadian youth productions during a conference session showcasing Canada at MIP Junior, MIPCOM’s world showcase for kids programming.”

The promotion of Canadian content at MIPCOM 2013—which includes a presentation of multiplatform projects, a panel, networking activities as well as communication and marketing strategies and a microsite [4] —was made possible thanks to the generous collaboration of a host of partners, namely the Canadian Tourism Commission, Entertainment One, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Rogers Broadcasting, the Directors Guild of Canada and the Canadian Media Production Association as well as several of the provincial funding agencies


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#1 Comment By Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer) On Wednesday October 2, 2013 @ 4:23 am

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