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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
Mike's career began on children's shows such as “Wacaday” and “Top Banana” TV-am. He moved to Planet 24 and was part of the team which launched “The Big Breakfast”, before moving on to LWT. Here his credits included “Blind Date”, “You Bet!” and “Gladiators”. After 2 years at LWT Mike joined US production company Bunim/Murray Productions on their landmark series “The Real World”, followed by a period with Hat Trick Productions, working on “Confessions” and “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” including setting the latter up for ABC in the US.In 1998 Mike joined the BBC where he oversaw many of their top rated shows including “Dog Eat Dog” and “Friends Like These”. He was also part of the team that developed, produced and then rolled out internationally “The Weakest Link”. In 2001 he was asked to help set up independent 12 Yard Productions and again worked on bringing many hits to UK screens. His Executive Producer credits include “In It To Win It”, “Coach Trip” and “Eggheads” in the UK and “The Benefactor”, “The Rich List” and “Without Prejudice?” in the US.In April 2007 he formed Alchemy Reality under the auspices of Alchemy Television Group and became its Managing Director, creating and Executive Producing "Scene Stealers" for the BBC. In September 2009 he became VP of International Production for NBCUniversal overseeing the roll out of "MinuteTo Win It" including being the Executive Producer of the Indian, Malaysian and Middle East versions of the show. In early 2011 he was approached to join the new executive team at ITV Studios and became Director of International Formats and is overseeing the slate of formats including "Come Dine With Me", "I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here" and new shows such as "Red or Black?".
Based on two months of extensive analysis into trends in the international formats business this session charts current trends in the business. What is the current shape of the formats business and how is it likely ...