Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Florida Media Market partners with the Sichuan TV Festival and LGMA to launch the first ever U.S. multilingual Format competition

Aug 15, 2012 | Miami, Florida - In addition to its traditional "Ready for Distribution" and market features, in 2013, FMM in partnership with the Chinese Sichuan TV Festival and the New York-based LGMA will launch the first ever multilingual "Format competition", aimed at finding new talent from emerging markets like China and Latin America.

The 6th Annual Global Conference will take place from January 30th through February 3rd, 2013, at the beautiful Shelborne Hotel in the Historic Art Deco district of Miami Beach.

"I am delighted that China and Latin America will join forces to develop their own world-class formats through the competitions set up by our partners," said Maritza Guimet, CEO of FMM. "These competitions will efficiently complement FMM's efforts to find distribution for our numerous Ready for Distribution independent filmmakers, coming to our established workshops." For submissions please go to

"It is a great opportunity for the Sichuan TV Festival to be part of the 2013 Florida Media Market", said Lu Liang Head of Acquisition and Distribution of Sichuan Television. "The festival and our guests, high level executives of many regional TV Stations in China, are looking to join forces with our Latin American colleagues and to better explain the needs of Chinese television to worldwide formats sellers in Miami."

"With this third Format Day, after Beijing in 2010 and Sichuan in 2011, LGMA is delighted to partner with the Florida Media Market to enhance the reach of the emerging markets like China and Latin America," said Georges Leclere, President of LGMA. "This new trilingual format competition in English, Spanish and Mandarin, although challenging, will no doubt demonstrate that emerging markets are indeed a target that many format producers in the world should now consider very seriously to increase their International sales". 

About Florida Media Market
The Florida Media Market (FMM) was created to fortify the Media industry in South Florida by serving as a bridge between the media culture of South Florida and those of Hollywood, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. It is an outlet for South Florida independent Filmmakers to meet with executives producers, production companies, distributors, TV Networks & Stations that are actively seeking content. FMM has created both an annual market, and an online platform, for buyers and sellers of film, documentary, television, and new media content to gather in order to teach, learn, inspire and do business together.

About the Sichuan TV Festival
Founded in1991, the biennial Sichuan TV Festival (SCTVF) is the leading international content market and awards in Asia. It is hosted in the Sichuan Province in South West China. Throughout its twenty years, the festival has encouraged the participation of media companies, associations and cultural representatives from around the world. It has become one of the most reputable TV festivals and the most effective platforms to access the most updated TV and film marketing information in China and Asia.

About LGMA
The global media consulting company, LGMA was first created in 2007 by Georges Leclere to promote Eco-TV programs including format game shows Go For Green!, Eco-Worried, District Green and drama series like GWEN.
George Leclere International Emmy Awards background, added TV competitions to its lineup. Today, LGMA is involved and partnering with the Banff World Media Festival in Canada, the Seoul Drama Awards in Korea, the War and Peace company in Russia and especially the Sichuan TV Festival in China. LGMA advises international companies on worldwide media ranging from classic television events to future visual media on any platform.

SOURCE: Florida Media Market

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