MIPCOM takes place in Cannes next month – one of thw world’s largest TV rights events – and TV executives seeking broadcast content across the globe are already being wooed to take a look at the line up of new shows on their way from a huge number of producers.
World Screen publishes a number of guides to this important show, including its annual TV Kids Distributor Guide.
There are two items of note for regular downthetubes readers: the first, a short interview with Russell T. Davies, the man who brought Doctor Who back to our screens, about the origins of Wizards vs Aliens, just one of several interviews with kids TV creators in the title.
The second is a wonderful tease – a full page advertisement from ITV Studios with a tantalising image of a design for part of the new Thunderbird 1, a ‘Top Secret’ promotion for their new show, Thunderbirds are Go, which will debut in 2015.
This is, I think, one of the very first ‘sneek peeks’ at anything from the new series whose effects are being handled by New Zealand-based WETA, and we of course don’t know if this is a final design or work in progress. But given the number of hits any Gerry Anderson-related news item gets on this site, it would be remiss of us not to draw it to your attention.
As we previously mentioned, ITV Studios will also be actively promoting Thunderbirds as just one of their brands at Brand Licensing Europe in London next month. We’ll continue to push for a new comic!