“Thank you MIPTV”
From Martín Velasco, Spanish producer who has signed his first deals at Digital MIPTV 2021
I can say today that I am a TV factuals producer but a few months ago this was a real fantasy to me. Thank you MIPTV I managed to make my dream come true. Do you want to know how?
Pandemic and crisis
When the pandemic broke out, I stopped working as a cameraman… Everything suddenly stopped. But I saw it as an opportunity. I got together with Javier Brichetto and Miguel Zorita and told them my plan. With Javier I shooted a series on barbecue (A Morfar!), and with Miguel a series of the History of Madrid (Outdoors Itineraries). I also made a documentary about the flee market Rastro de Madrid (Just El Rastro).
Little by little, after some long productive days of shooting and editing, I was able to shape the formats and thus offer them to TV channels from Spain. They received them fine enough but did not show too much enthusiasm.
For a moment I felt blocked…If the local channels wouldn’t purchase my shows, who would?
The place to be
As soon as I found out that MIPTV was being held this year in digital format, I didn’t hesitate for a minute. It was the place I wanted to be: buyers and distributors from all over the world meet at the most important international TV market in the world and I could attend this time. Eureka!
MIPTV attendees really liked my shows and everything was very easy. I thought I had to attend hard meetings but it was not like that at all. I had so many video meetings that sometimes I didn’t remember what language the next one would be in. For me, MIPTV has been like doing an accelerated master’s degree in factual pitching.
Thank you MIPTV : Meetings & deals done
There were more than 30 meetings in less than one month. I have connected with several distributors from around the world and finally we have signed an agreement with Ananda Media (France) and A Tall Order (USA) for the distribution of A Morfar! and Outdoors itineraries. The good thing is that now they are in charge of selling them I can concentrate on continuing to produce more quality factuals.
It is my wish to attend personally to these meetings in Cancun and Cannes…but I really depend on how the sale of A Morfar! and Itineraries goes. For now, I confirm that MVB Producciones #SomosVideo is now a reality in the field of content creators for TV thanks to MIPTV and that makes me very happy.
This message has been written by Martín Velasco, Producer from MVB Producciones #SomosVideo, Spain. who managed to enter the international TV market thanks to his participation in MIPTV.
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