Indie producer Moi j’aime la télévision (MJTV) is heading to next month’s MIPCOM with new series and movie partnerships in hand.
Canal J in France has commissioned a first season of 26 episodes of the live-action series Switch, which is slated for a fall 2012 delivery. The school-based show is powered by realistic stories about teenage lives lifted out of the ordinary by fairytale magic and dance. Switch will be a 360° property with the trio at the heart of the series performing as a real dancing and singing pop group, recording music videos and taking part in live performances.
MJTV will be also be debuting its new animated TV series Bleep, a hybrid of live action and CGI. Happy Audience is handling international sales and will be looking to secure broadcast partners for the new series at MIPCOM.
In further MJTV news, two new partners have come on board Genie in the House – the Movie, based on the company’s TV series. French theatrical distributor Gebeka (Kirikou I and II, My Neighbor Totoro) will put the stereoscopic 3D feature in French theatres, while German producer Scopas Medien (The Sandman and the Lost Sand of Dreams) will co-produce and handle German-speaking rights for the movie.