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Friday, 7 October 2011

Après MIP

MIP Junior and MIPCOM, that took place in Cannes, are over for another year, and aside from the beautiful weather, the general consensus from the industry is very positive.
The aisles were packed and many people noted to Total Licensing the sheer volume of 'new' that was around. New animation, either sourced from existing properties or completely new; new programming; and of course, new technology, giving everyone a feeling that times, they are a'changing.
It was also very interesting to attend some of the conferences held in the Russia House area of the exhibition (154 Russian companies attended the show) and here about the market that is now emerging to the rest of the world.
Visitor and exhibitor levels are at their highest since 2007 - another encouraging sign. The usual quote of celebrities attended, including Kiefer Sutherland and Ashley Judd, adding to around 12,500 people in attendance.