Janel Downing

All3Media International announced the judges for Mip Cancun Entertainment Formats Pitch
02 de agosto de 2019

All3media International has confirmed the short-list judges for its debut Mip Cancun Entertainment Formats Pitch, the premier regional pitching competition for new non-scripted entertainment format concepts, which is run in partnership with Reed Midem.

The four short-list judges – who will oversee the first round of judging - are Tony Tackaberry, CEO of Lion Television Inc and Selina Nederhand, VP Content Strategy & Acquisitions at Sony Pictures Television Latin America, alongside all3media international’s EVP Formats, Nick Smith, and Rachel Glaister, EVP International Brands & Press.

Creators and producers from across Latin America are invited to submit their non-scripted format concepts – in the entertainment, factual entertainment, reality or game show genres - ahead of the September 13, 2019 deadline. The short-list judges will then select the entries to proceed to the next round of competition, which will be announced on September 27, 2019.

The recently announced on-stage judges are Michela Giorelli, VP Production & Development, Discovery Networks LatAm; Felix Wesseler, director of Operations, Filmpool; Frank Scheuermann, director of Non-Scripted Formats, Televisa Mexico; and Francisco Cordero, CEO, BTF Media. The panel will be chaired by Janel Downing, VP of Sales, Latin America, all3media international.

The winner, announced at MIP Cancun following the Formats Pitch event, will receive a cash and consultancy prize package, plus the opportunity to partner with all3media international in developing the format for pitching to global broadcasters.

“We’re looking forward to delivering our first exciting and dynamic showcase of the best talent and ideas from across the Latin American region. We expect to receive a significant number of high-quality submissions and having Tony, Selina, Nick and Rachel as part of the judging process will be invaluable, they have a huge combined experience in non-scripted format production. Our goal is to find a highly original new idea that is easily adaptable, tightly formatted, can travel well and has the capacity to return for multiple series. These essential qualities will enable us to work hand-in-hand with producers and broadcasters to turn that concept into a strong ongoing international brand,” said Janel Downing of All3media.