Singapore unveiled major international collaborations at MIPCOM 2011

5 October 2011 16 h 53 min 14 comments

The Media Development Authority of Singapore has led a delegation of 17 companies to MIPCOM this year, presenting over 400 hours of factual drama and animation content from a total of 48 programme titles at the world’s leading audiovisual and digital content market.

Several international co-production deals between Singapore and international media players were also announced at MIPCOM.

. One of these was Sparky Animation’s collaboration with Japanese companies Duckbill Entertainment, Bandai Visual Inc and Baku Enterprise Inc on a CG-animated series entitled “One Stormy Night”. The series is based on the best-selling children’s book by award-winning author Yuichi Kimura and tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a goat and a wolf. To be directed by Amino Tetsurou (Gundam Wing, Macross 7), “One Stormy Night” is slated to premiere on Tokyo TV in April 2012.

. Another animation co-production announced at MIPCOM was that between Singapore’s Scrawl Studios and Cybergroup Studios from France. Their alliance will result in a CG-animated preschool series called “Zou”. The series is an adaptation of the children’s book series about a young zebra by author Michael Gay. It has been presold in 50 countries and picked up by major broadcasters in the Middle East and Europe.

. On the factual entertainment front, the four winning entries of The Asian Pitch 2010 made their debut for international sales. Organised by Singapore broadcaster MediaCorp and Japan’s public broadcaster NHK, the pan-Asia pitching event is aimed at helping independent directors in Asia create compelling and original content on the region. The four original documentaries in English, namely “Angels of Troubled Paradise” (India), “Living for the Dead” (India), “The Rest of My Life is for Sale” (China) and “Street Teachers” (Thailand), were commissioned and funded by the two broadcasters.

This year marks Singapore’s 11th expedition to MIPCOM, which attracts more than 10,000 participants from over 100 countries every year.

SOURCE: MDA

 

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