Executives from HBO Max, MGM and Studiocanal are among those who will participate in the seventh edition of Rome’s International Audiovisual Market (MIA), which will run in person from October 13-17.
MIA’s 2021 programme of panels, content showcases and screenings will be split across three sections: scripted, unscripted and strategic development.
The scripted division is comprised of two boards of industry executives, for film and for drama.
Executives will offer guidance to MIA attendees and inform the MIA programme; exact involvement for each executive is to-be-confirmed.
Those on the film board include Edoardo Bussi, vp of international film sales at Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios; Jonathan Kier, former president of Sierra/Affinity; Carolyn Steinmetz, evp, head of content finance, motion picture group at STX Entertainment; and Steve Macy, president of indie production company and sales agency Shoreline Entertainment.
Executives on the drama board include David Levine, president of television at Anonymous Content; Jeniffer Kim, senior vice president, international originals at HBO Max; Christophe Riandee, vice CEO at French production and distribution firm Gaumont; and Francoise Guyonnet, executive managing director TV series at Studiocanal TV.
Marco Beradi, vp gm Italy, Spain, Portugal WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks and Sales, CEO Boing at WarnerMedia; Giovanni Bossetti, unscripted & doc series Italy at Netflix; and Dante Sollazzo, head of unscripted originals – Italy at Amazon Studios are among the names confirmed for the unscripted board.
The on-site event will run alongside digital activity on online platform MIA Digital, which will host multimedia content plus digital admission to the in-person events.
The 2020 MIA ran as a hybrid event, with 3,000 on-site delegates and 3,000 users from 50 countries on the online platform.