“Don’t leave me”, the RAI thriller series produced by Paypermoon Italia and Rai Fiction, and distributed internationally by Federation Entertainment is part of the line-up of this year’s MIP Drama, the annual premium drama showcase offering international buyers an exclusive first-look at a curated selection of the most anticipated series in production around the world.
The 6th edition of this unique event is open to all registered buyers and will take place online on Friday 9 April 2021 (12.30 CEST), just ahead of Digital MIPTV Week which this year runs exclusively online from 12-16 April.
The showcase will then be available on Digital MIPTV’s catch up service until 16 April, when the winner of the “Coup de Cœur” award (voted by participating buyers) will be revealed.
MIPDrama will be hosted by French actress, comedian and singer Joséphine Draï, recently starring in French Netflix hit Plan Coeur, who will introduce 10-minute long exclusive previews of the12 upcoming series, each selected for their writing and production values, originality, and their worldwide appeal.
Viktoria Wasilewski, Head of Content of Amazon Italia Services Srl is part of the MIPDrama Buyers Advisory Board that supported the selection process.
Together with her, the other leading global industry executives with extensive experience in acquisitions, co-productions, and international business development are: Ignacio Barrera, SVP, Sales, & Business Development, Telemundo Global Studios (USA); Geraldine Easter, Director of Programming & Acquisitions, Nine Network (Australia); Aline Marrache-Tesseraud, Senior Vice President, Development, Original Scripted Content, Universal Music Media & Content (France); Anette Romer, Format Consultant, STV Productions (Denmark); Sarah Wright, Director of Sky Cinema & Acquisitions, Sky (UK).
“It is delightful to see that this year’s entries for MIPDrama are not just high in quantity but certainly also in quality. Platforms as well as terrestrials compete to feed the audience appetite for drama, and it is encouraging and promising for the future that writers and producers continue to aim high” said Anette Romer, Format Consultant, STV Productions.