MIPTV: Frank Spotnitz Named to Drama Jury, Disney and Lionsgate Join New Pre-L.A. Screenings Event

The play foe will separate into dual categories while a new territory gets a conduct start on L.A. Screenings.

Frank Spotnitz has been named to a jury of a MIPTV Drama Screenings as a foe enters a sophomore year.

The X-Files and The Man in a High Castle executive writer will lay alongside The Bridge executive writer Lars Blomgren, Homeland executive writer Ran Tellem, Spiral screenwriter Virginie Brac and Versailles and Yves Saint Laurent executive Jalil Lespert to endowment prizes for a best general dramas.

This year a Drama Screenings foe will be separate into dual categories, with “Works in Progress” and “Full Episodes” competing separately.

Clique, Fearless and Gap Year will be competing from a U.K. opposite Brazil’s Jailers, France’s Missions, Russia’s The Territory and Sweden’s Veni Vidi Vici  in a “Full Episodes” category.

Germany’s Babylon Berlin and Bad Banks will contest alongside Canada’s Bad Blood, Russia’s Better Than Us and Denmark’s Ride Upon a Storm in a “Works in Progress” category.

It’s a second year for a foe during MIPTV as a new Cannes radio festival is also in a works. Former French enlightenment apportion Fleur Pellerin is streamer adult a elect to rise a festival for subsequent year, and some-more sum will be denounced on Apr 3, organizers said.

The TV confab has also partnered with Disney and Lionsgate TV to launch a new preview section. With a Apr berth, MIPTV is rising a new “Pre-L.A. Screenings Showcase” territory staid to give a hide demeanour during new array forward of that May event. The L.A. Screenings is one of a large annual events where general buyers demeanour during new U.S. shows.  

The discussion will also gleam a spotlight on Latin American with a special screenings territory dedicated to dramas from a region. Amazon’s Roy Price will give a keynote speech, as good as be distinguished as a award of respect recipient.

Pepsi has been named code of a year, with vp of selling and informative connectors Adam Hater slated to give a keynote speech, as is AOL digital soothsayer David “Shingy” Shing. Marriott International’s vp tellurian artistic David Beebe and FremantleMedia’s tellurian vp branded party Samantha Glynne are also set to be featured speakers.

MIPTV runs Apr 3-April 6 in Cannes.