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EDN and MIPDoc present program for Conversations With… sessions


MIPDoc and EDN are partnering on the launch of the first co-production initiative at MIPDoc, which is entitled MIPDOC Copro Exchange. The program is created to help international documentary producers develop their projects, find financing and production partners for in-development programmes.

The Initiative will attract financing for early-stage and in-production projects through:

In-Catalogue Visibility: A new section in the MIPDoc Catalogue, distributed to commissioners two weeks before the market, “Co-Productions Seeking Funding”.


Co-Production Bureau: A lounge dedicated to fostering co-production partnerships through the “Conversations With…” series and one-on-one meetings with commissioners and broadcasters.


The Co-Production Challenge: The 6th Annual MIPDoc Co-Production Challenge is an international pitching competition for adventurous and inspiring creators of documentaries and factual media.


The Coversations With sessions have the following program:


Saturday, April 10

10.45 – 11.15 CONVERSATION WITH….

… Mette Hoffmann Meyer, Head of Documentaries, DR – Danish Broadcasting Corporation

Mette is responsible for 4 channels showing some 1100 hours of documentaries and factual programming in all genres per year. DR is a national public service channel financed by license fees. It has four television channels: DR1 is the main channel which broadcasts for a broad audience. DR2 has a special focus on political debate, comedy, history, science and

culture. DRK is a new channel from 2009. It focuses on history, culture and art. And last DRHD which started HD broadcasting in 2009.





15.00 – 15.30 CONVERSATIONS WITH….

… Gaspard Lamunière, Commissioning Editor Documentaries, TSR swiss television

Gaspard Lamunière has worked 20 years in the field as a journalist for TSR’s current affair “Temps Présent”. In 2004, he joined TSR’s Documentary unit, where he works as a Commissioning Editor and Buyer. He researches basically for two slots: “Histoire Vivante” about geo-political topics and current affairs, and “Le doc” on social and life-style issues.


Rima Nazer, Head of Documentary, Alif Alif Media, Saudi Arabia

Alif Alif is an Arabic, 24-hour free-to-air general entertainment and news channel, focused on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Set to launch in 2010, Alif Alif is looking to commission, co-produce and acquire documentaries that reflect the faith, culture and values of the Kingdom.

Nick Fraser



Sunday, April 11

10.45 – 11.15 CONVERSATION WITH….

… Tore Tomter, Senior Editor, Documentaries, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. From 1991 Tore Tomter was head of documentary production, co-productions and acquisitions. He is now in factual acquisitions together with Carina Bordewich and they are responsible for both international and Norwegian acquisitions for the three NRK TV channels. They cover all non-fiction formats from music, light factual, documentaries to current affairs. They are working closely together with the Commissioning unit for Norwegian Co-productions and buying license rights for Norwegian Documentaries.






… David McKillop, SVP, Development & Programming, HISTORY

David McKillop was appointed, SVP, Development and Programming, HISTORY in April 2007.

He oversees the network’s programming team, and is responsible for the development, creation and execution of all programming for HISTORY. He is also charged with imaginatively integrating new programming with on-line initiatives, and developing new ways to expand the brand across multiple platforms.



…Elisabeth Hulten, Commissioning Editor - Documentary Department, Arte France

Since 1996, Elisabeth Hulten has been working as commissioning editor in the Documentary Departments of ARTE, at present in ARTE France. She has been responsible for the timeslots “Aventure Humaine” (discovery), “Vie en face” (society) and the series "Visages d'Europe" (135 x 26’). She is currently in charge of international history series (co-productions and acquisitions).




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