This year we are introducing a number of smaller, more specialized sessions intended foremost to provide case-by-case feedback. You are encouraged, but not obliged, to bring specific projects to discuss with the experts leading the discussions. Space is limited and determined on a first-come first-served basis. Speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Merchandising and Licensing
MIP Primer
Funding Opportunities with Telefilm Canada
Growing Markets: Focus on Singapore
Direct to Home Video: Strategies For Success

Merchandising and Licensing
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm (MacDonald Room)
In today's highly fragmented marketplace and sliding license fees, profitable ancillary products are crucial for balancing production costs. Attendees have the opportunity to consult with marketing and licensing experts Susan Miller (President of Mixed Media Group) and Ken Faier (Alliance Atlantis) about the viability of projects and general cross-platform profit-building strategies.

 

MIP Primer
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (MacDonald Room)
MIPCOM and MIPTV are currently the primary international trade events for television content. But with thousands of people in attendance, making connections and doing business can be a daunting task for beginners. How do you manage your time? How do you market yourself effectively and stand out from the crowd? Where are the hotspots? Veteran MIP-goer Barry Ward (Bardel Entertainment) will offer a first-hand account and advice about making the most of your upcoming MIP trip



Funding Opportunities with Telefilm Canada
Thursday, Sept. 22, 9:00 am - 10:00 am (MacDonald Room)
Telefilm Canada's policy expert and television analyst Jean-Daniel Eigenmann will lead a discussion on international coproduction and financing opportunities in Canada.

 

Growing Markets: Focus on Singapore
presented by the Media Development Authority of Singapore
Thursday, Sept. 22, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
(MacDonald Room)
In 2003, the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) initiated a program aimed at encouraging international co-production and transforming Singapore into a vibrant media city. With its growing expertise, competitive costs and government-supported programs, Singapore is positioned to become a key partner in animation production. Join representatives from the MDA and several leading companies from Singapore to explore the current market and new directions in collaboration and trade.

Speakers to Date :
Marcus Lim,Senior Management Executive (Market Development), Media Development Authority
Shannon Low, Assistant Manager (Digital Media), Media Development Authority
Shu Sum Man, Program Director (Media Development), Media Development Authority 
Lok Yin Seto, Director (Industry Development), Media Development Authority
Lay Ping Tan, Management Executive (Capability Development), Media Development Authority 
Chun Cheng Yeo, Program Director, Media Development Authority
Trent Smith, Director and Partner, Asia Pacific Research Position
Carlton Chiew, CEO, Illuminations Media
Albert Song Lian Lim, Deputy Director, Nanyan Polytechnic
Agus Rahardja, Course Manager, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Zaihirat Banu, Director of International Business Development, Oak3 Films Pte. Ltd. 
David Kwok, Chairman, Singapore Animators Connection 
Sharon Tan, Secretary, Singapore Animators Connection
Song Nay Hay, Director, Singapore Polytechnic
Moderated by Andra Sheffer, Executive Director, Bell Broadcast adn New Media Fund

Direct to Home Video: Strategies For Success
Thursday, Sept. 22, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (MacDonald Room)
Is direct-to-video distribution a viable alternative to the ultra-competitive broadcast avenue? How do you find an appropriate distributor? How do you approach the marketing? Can this be done with an original show? What are some examples of effective business models? Barry Sullivan and Lee Atkinson of Cinerio Inc. share their insights about how to effectively distribute DTV.