RUSSIA TELEVISION AND RADIO CONTENT AT MIPCOM 2015
12 Oct 2015
From 5 to 8 October 2015, Cannes played host to the largest international audiovisual content market, MIPCOM. Every year this event gathers over 13 thousand professionals in the film and television industry from more than 100 countries.
In her interview to Rossiyskaya Gazeta in Cannes, Director of the SOVTELEXPORT Distribution Company, Yulia Matyash, has pointed out: "In spite of all concerns about the current political situation, the number of our buyers has increased instead of decreasing. It is difficult to identify any separate country because interest in the Russian content is absolute".
At Pale de Festival, the booth of the Russia Television and Radio was attended by more than 150 representatives from 29 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America. Following its strategy of development, SOVTELEXPORT is steadily expanding the number of its partners. At the market, the talks were held with 60 new companies.
At MIPCOM-2015, SOVTELEXPORT presented the RTR jubilee content catalog; the Russia’s media giant was founded exactly 25 years ago. The series And Quiet Flows the Don, a new film adaptation of the famous novel by Nobel laureate Mikhail Sholokhov, has become the flagship project of the collection of content counting over than 1000 hours. The successful presentation of the series aroused keen interest among buyers from 27 countries of Europe, Asia and Latin America. In Russia, the classical TV drama will be released in November 2015.
In high demand, in accordance with the trends of the global television industry, there were such new mini-series as The Prince’s Guard (historical action), French Cuisine (romantic comedy), An Uppercut to Hitler (spy action) and The Charmed One (action).
The historical drama Ekaterina and the film adaptation of the classic novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky Demons are retaining attention of foreign contractors. Representatives from Italy, the USA, France, Japan, China, Argentina, Serbia, Romania, Turkey and other countries have shown interest in acquisition of the broadcast rights.