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The MIPTV programme includes the Media Mastermind Keynote Series, the Producers’ Hub & Co-production Summit, the Brands and Content focus, competitions, matchmaking and networking events, and the red-carpet World Premiere TV Screenings. Innovation is at the heart of MIPTV with MIPCube programme. MIPTV Programme at-a-glance.
The MIPDoc programme focuses on co-financing and co-production: MIPDoc Programme at-a-glance
The MIPFormats programme features the most innovative concepts worldwide: MIPFormats programme at-a-glance
Mark Reynolds was appointed Director of Factual for BBC Worldwide’s Content & Production business in late 2011. He shares this role with Jo Sermon; as Co Directors they are responsible for the content development and acquisition strategy in the factual genre.The factual team are responsible for securing content from BBC Vision, UK and overseas independent producers and BBC Worldwide Productions. They acquire the factual content for all of BBC Worldwide’s businesses.Mark’s role also takes in development funding, investment and commercial guidance for a wide base of factual production clients. He has created new relationships with independent producers Fresh One, Oxford Film and Television, Ten Alps, 360 Production and Nutopia, and continues to work with other top factual producers such as John Downer Productions, Maya Vision, Two Four, Atlantic Productions and Indus Films.In 2007 he was appointed Director of Factual at BBC Worldwide’s Indie Unit. In this role Mark led and managed BBC Worldwide’s factual acquisition strategy with independent producers.International successes include Moonshot, a feature length co-production drama with Dangerous Films detailing the first ever lunar landing, Targeting Bin Laden, First Life, Earthflight, The Ascent of Money, Arctic with Bruce Parry, Fatal Attractions andThe Day the World Changed.Prior to joining The Indie Unit, Mark was Head of Factual, Acquisitions and Co-productions for Granada International, where he worked with in-house factual production teams, co-production partners and leading independent producers from around the world.Mark joined Granada International following a previous spell at BBC Worldwide as Director of News & Current Affairs. Before that, he was based in BBC Worldwide’s New York office as Vice President, Factual Co-productions and Sales.About BBC WorldwideBBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to maximise the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the licence fee payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights. The company has five core businesses: Channels, Content & Production, Sales & Distribution, Consumer Products and Brands, Consumers & New Ventures, with digital ventures incorporated into each business area. In 2010/11, BBC Worldwide generated profits of £160 million on sales of £1158 million and returned £182m to the BBC. For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review website: www.bbcworldwide.com/annualreview.
Today, finding the money is every bit as important as finding the story. As broadcast budgets come under ever more pressure, factual programming producers are having to cast the net wide as they look for funding. T ...