Articles Tagged ‘MIPCOM’
In an effort to make animation easier to create and more accessible to the masses, L.A.-based cross-platform content creator Fuel Entertainment (Leafy Landings) is launching BrODDcast, a digital real-time puppetry and animation tool targeting YouTube creators and would-be entertainers.
On my last day at MIPCOM, I ran into a broadcaster friend inside the Palais who said, simply, “I’m lost,” then she looked around, disoriented, and added, “Oh, I think I know where I am.” Then she left. This brief exchange summed up most of the conversations I had with broadcasters this week in Cannes…Yes, this year, for a change, the independent kids’ producers were happy. And this year, for a change, the linear broadcasters were not.
Nick Jr. series Zack & Quack from Zodiak Kids has attracted a number of pre-sales at this week’s MIPCOM, where the 3D-animated show is making its debut.
The attendance at MIP Junior feels lighter this year. Many of the usual suspects are here but there is also a new type of buyer who is younger and completely unintimidated by the old guard linear broadcasters. These new players in Cannes are from the various digital platforms. They act like they are about to take over the world because, well, they are.
Luxembourg-based GD Entertainment Fund, a new boutique investment fund specializing in entertainment projects and digital content, is marking its first wave of investment through funding four of Imira Enterainment’s animated series.