October 23, 2021

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Rome MIA Market has appointed Joe Russo as the keynote speaker for the upcoming edition

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Rome’s growing MIA market, dedicated to international TV series, feature films and documentaries, has secured a rich roster of new international products at various levels and announced a team of prominent U.S. and European executives to create the trek for the most individual. 13-17 events.

Although companies like ITV Studios, Banijoy and Fremantle are either reducing or reducing their presence in the Mipcom market in Cannes on October 11-14 – and AFM has gone completely online, the audiovisual market seems to have succeeded in enticing a strong group of international industry heavyweights. They are proud of the 30% increase in full film screenings next to their film market, while some 80 European film, TV and doc projects will be delivered to potential partners.

Joe Russo, who along with his older brother Anthony became Marvel Universe’s creative superhero with four blockbuster climaxes in 201 blockbuster “Avengers: Endgame”, is preparing for MIA’s inaugural keynote address, which he will do with Shawn First. , President of TV and film at Skybound Entertainment, who has made global hits, including “The Walking Dead.”

Another MIA keynote speaker is writer-producer Alon Araya (“Hosta”)ges, ”“ Tehran, ”“ your honor ”), whose Paper Plane Productions is currently producing “Bestseller Boy” with CBS Studios. Araya’s keynote address will be hosted by CAA Global TV Agent Michael Gordon.

MIA’s co-production market includes feature film projects and pitching forums, including “After the Hurricane” by British director Julian Gerald (“The Crown”); “The Last Voice in Thessaloniki” by Israeli director Iran Riklis; And “Arturo’s Voice” (“Paon Streets”) by Irene Dionysio of Italy.

Standout TV series projects at the forum Susanna Niquarelli of Italy (“Nico, 1988”) watched a show titled “Fireworks”, her first venture on television through her own project; When London-based producer Paula A. Vacarro will create a series called “Coverdale” produced by her pinball London shingles; There is “Farpoint” in the UK’s Three Rivers Fiction and Cyprus-based Kareta Films, for which the German ZDF Enterprise is on board as a distributor; And “De Artagnan & Co.” produced by Ian Le Gaul of France (“Leo Matti, Brigade des Minors”) and led by It-Productions of Belgium.

High-profile docs include “Chess Queen”, the original story of Hungary’s Judith Polgar, considered the greatest female chess player of all time, and her feud with Gary Kasparov of Russia, who was a male chauvinist before he was defeated. The five-episode doc series is directed by Hungarian Bernadette Tuja-Ritter (“A Female Prisoner”).

Further details of the projects are currently being withheld.

A session chaired by Skybound Galactic CEO Rick Jacobs will have zero MIA panels on the rise of ad-supported TVs in new formats. S.Keybound Galactic is a joint venture between Skybound Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television. The panelists include US bStuart McLean, veterinarian, Its CEO Fast Studio; Christina Sala, Senior Italian business development at Samsung’s TV Plus ESBO; And Tobias Quiser, LA-based co-founder and CEO Sinile.

On the film side, another MIA session titled “Film Financing Bundles” will look at the new film financing model, conducted by Andrea Scarso, Investment Director, Ingenious Media, UK. The panelists are Caroline Steinmetz, Executive VP and Head of Content Finance STX Entertainment; Alexandra Hosdorf, cFounder and CEO of Luxembourg Deal Production; Maxim Cutrey, VP of LA-based finance and manufacturing XYZ Films; Matteo Perale, Its co-founder Former Head of Strategy and Corporate Development at WIP and CAA; And Fremantle COO Andrea Scrosati.

Led by Lucia Milazotto, the new concept market takes place inside the 17th-century Palazzo Barbarini, Italy’s National Ancient Art Gallery, where the company’s stands are set between the Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces, while screenings are held in nearby cinema halls.

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