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Application deadline extended for skills development programme to Mips

Please note, this item appeared previously on the Northern Ireland Screen website.  All the information remains the same but the application deadline has been extended to 12 noon, Monday 28th January 2013.

Northern Ireland Screen intends to run a skills development programme around the MIP markets in April and October. The programme will provide a training opportunity for fifteen junior Development Producers, Associate Producers or equivalent to experience the markets at MIP for the first time in 2013.

The aim is to encourage greater cross-collaboration between television and digital content development teams and to increase their ability to deliver content suited to the increasingly platform agnostic marketplace.

MIPFormats, MIPDoc, MIPCube and MIPTV run from 5th to 10th April 2013 and MIPCom, MIP Junior run from 4th to 9th October 2013. Northern Ireland Screen will pay for ten participants at the April markets and five at the October markets.

The programme will pay for the participants' travel, accommodation and accreditation costs across two days of MIPFormats or MIP Doc and two days of MIPTV and MIP Cube in April 2013; and for children’s content developers across two days of MIPJunior and two days of MIPCOM in October 2013. Please note participants in the April markets will not be eligible to also attend the October markets.

MIPFormats (April) is the largest gathering of the world’s leading producers, commissioners, buyers, distributors and aspiring creators of breakthrough formats. MIPFormats runs alongside MIPDoc.

MIPDoc (April) is where key buyers, sellers, producers and commissioners of documentary and factual programmes can easily discover new content, network and do business.

MIPCube (April) is the innovation lab for the future of TV, a two-day high-level live learning and networking event running alongside MIPTV that creates new links within the TV industry’s community of game-changers.

MIPTV in April and MIPCOM in October are the greatest gatherings in TV & Media. It’s where the industry makes deals that will shape the future, from inspiring new projects to buying next season’s hits. Together, the entertainment community creates bridges across the diverse and expanding industry, united by a passion for TV, making new connections and unlocking new business opportunities.

MIPJunior (October) is the world’s leading showcase for children’s and youth programming and runs for two days before MIPCom.

Download the application guidelines here.

Download the application form here.

Download the monitoring form here.

As part of its overall remit to help grow a dynamic and sustainable screen industry in Northern Ireland, our objective through this targeted intervention is to help the participants further their skills in this arena , inform them of industry standards and requirements and network with peers and contacts, so they can compete effectively within the global industry.

The deadline for receipt of applications is extended to 12 noon Monday 28th January 2013.





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