The MIPCOM international TV market for audiovisual content is being held in a digital format from October 12 to 16. The event started up on October 5 with presentations by international experts in the television industry, and as of October 12 its participants can access screenings, presentations and online meetings with buyers as part of the joint “Made in Russia” virtual stand.
Gazprom-Media Holding’s information and entertainment channels have brought their new projects to the virtual market. These include projects by NTV, TNT, TV-3, Friday!, 2x2, as well as 1-2-3 Production film studio and the film distributor Central Partnership. These media companies will show foreign market participants the best new film, series and animation projects, including the highly-anticipated series Pereval Dyatlova (Dead Mountain - The Dyatlov Pass Incident), Territoriya (The Territory), Polyot (The Flight), among many others.
The entertainment show Sekret na Million (Secret Worth a Million) is one of the signature projects on NTV. In it celebrities can win 1.5 million rubles by sharing the most intimate secrets from their personal lives. In its four years on the air, the show has repeatedly become the leader in its time slot and the top weekend broadcast. It is one of the most cited shows on Russian TV.
NTV will also show foreign market participants its popular series: the drama Nemtsy (The Germans), the action-packed series Poteryannye (Lost), the historical series Bezsonov, and the series Likhach (The Daredevil). There will also be presentations of new seasons of popular series, including the second season of the action-packed mystery Realizatsiya (Realization), the mystery Pyos (Dog), and the mystical thriller Po Tu Storonu Smerti (On the Other Side of Death).
TNT will present its new romantic show Sekret (The Secret) at MIPCOM. This is a project where lonely people can meet their other half. The market participants will also get to see Soldatki (Female Soldiers), the first reality show about young women who have tried out military service, and the comedy show Nam Nado Seryozno Pogovorit (We Need to Talk), an original TNT format - a mix of standup and reality - where relationship dilemmas are resolved with the help of humour. The channel will also present two other entertainment shows - Poy Bez Pravil (Sing Without Rules) and the intellectual, entertainment project Dvoe Na Million (Two For a Million), hosted by popular comedian Pavel Volya.
One of the channel’s most anticipated projects is the mystical thriller Territoriya, made by Good Story Media. In the series, the main character goes on a search for his parents who disappeared during an ethnographic expedition. The series will air on TNT starting on October 12 and will also be available to PREMIER video service subscribers.
TNT will present two more projects at MIPCOM. These are the comedy series Triada (The Triad), in which the main character juggles life between three women, and the drama Zvonite DiCaprio (Call DiCaprio) in which the protagonist undergoes numerous trials after learning about a bad health diagnosis.
The TV channel will present a lineup of its drama thrillers at MIPCOM. This includes the mythical detective series Agentstvo O.K.O. (O.K.O. Agency) about the most unusual detective agency in the world where detectives solve cases using their psychic abilities. The channel will also show the mystical drama Dokumentalist. Okhotnik za Prizrakami (Documentalist. Ghost Hunter), by director Ilya Kulikov, in which the main character is filming a documentary about the supernatural world.
Friday! channel will present its new projects, the travel show Mir Zabesplatno (The World for Free), the comedy series Uchilki v Zakone (Teacher Bosses), as well as the talent show Oblozhka (Cover Page) and the new season of the reality show Chernyi Spisok (Black List) at MIPCOM. These projects have already drawn a lot of attention from foreign buyers, and the content market will be an opportunity for Friday! to continue its earlier talks with distributors and media platforms from the United States, Poland, Latin America, Japan and Hong Kong.
The channel will present its comedy series Voyna Semey (Family Wars) in which the two main characters put their 50-year-long male friendship to the test. Voyna Semey was the first TNT project that was created together with the producers of Super TV channel.
The channel will also present the comedy series Fitness to MIPCOM participants. In this series, the main heroine sets ambitious personal goals as she struggles with insecurities stemming from her excess body weight.
The TV channel will showcase its original animation projects. This includes the cartoon Nigdegorod (Nowhere City) in which the main character and his mother move to a provincial town and witness various mystical phenomena there. The animation Banditskiy Peterburger (Gangster Petersburger) is about a city that has fallen into the hands of the mafia. The protagonist has to solve a case that his life and the future of the whole city depend on. Another 2x2 project, the sitcom Zhivoy Sredi Chuzhikh (Alive Among Strangers), is set during a zombie apocalypse and looks at the life of one family in this world.
1-2-3 Production film studio
1-2-3 Production will showcase 10 new projects at MIPCOM. These include the action-packed Polyot (The Flight) by Pyotr Todorovsky, which was recognized as the best TV series at the Serial Killer festival in Czech Republic. The thriller tells the story of construction company employees who narrowly escape death and decide to make drastic changes to their lives by conquering their biggest fears.
The studio will also present the feature-length drama Masha by Anastasia Palchikova, which received a prize at the Kinotavr Film Festival in September as the year’s best debut. It is a story of a strong girl who grew up in a provincial town in the 1990s, among bandits and hooligans.
Other projects to be presented at MIPCOM include the works of Amedia Production - the detective thriller Identifikatsiya (Identification), by director Vladlen Sandu, and the new hit Igra na Vyzhivanie (Survival Game) by Karen Oganesyan. 1-2-3 Production will also present a number of its newest projects, including those that are still in production stage and are open for co-production.
Beta Film international distributor will present 1-2-3 Production’s most anticipated upcoming project, the noir-style drama series Dyatlov Pass, by Valery Fyodorovich and Evgeny Nikishov. The series is based on a real-life Soviet mystery that interested people around the world, when a group of students died in mysterious circumstances while hiking in the north of Sverdlovsk region in 1959. The series will premiere on TNT channel and PREMIER video service in the fall.
The British TV content distributor Cineflix Rights will talk about the first and the new, second season of the Obychnaya Zhenshina (An Ordinary Woman) series as part of its MIPCOM presentation. The series, filmed by Boris Khlebnikov, has won numerous Kinotavr awards.
1-2-3 Production’s Epidemiya (The Epidemic) series, which was presented at MIPCOM in 2019, launched on Netflix last week in the premium Netflix Originals category and has already become one of the top five shows on one of the world’s largest online video services. After conquering the world, the series is expected to become one of the main events on Russian television this season. It will air on TV-3 starting on October 12. As with many of the studio’s other projects, Epidemiya, is already available to the subscribers of the PREMIER video service.
The largest Russian film distributor will present a lineup of feature-length films at the content market. These include two films by Klim Shipenko, Tekst (Text) and Kholop (The Peasant), as well as the thriller Devyataya (The Ninth) by Nikolay Khomeriki, the horror Yaga. Koshmar Temnogo Lesa (Baba Yaga. Terror of the Dark Forest) by Svyatoslav Podgaevsky and the fantasy thriller Avanpost (The Outpost) by Egor Baranov.
Films to be presented as part of MIPJunior include the animated features Fiksiki. Bolshoy Sekret (The Fixies. Top Secret) and Fiksiki Protiv Krabotov (Fixies vs Krabots), made by Aeroplan studio.
Moreover, Soyuzmultfilm will present its new animated mystery Tayny Medovoy Doliny (Secrets of Honey Valley) aimed at children aged 4-6. It is the first joint project between PREMIER video service and Soyuzmultfilm studio that is available exclusively to subscribers of the PREMIER video platform. The companies are also collaborating on other exciting projects.