MIPTV to Host Worldwide Preview And Fireside Chat of NBCUniversal’s The Americas

By Pickle  March 23, 2024
MIPTV to Host Worldwide Preview And Fireside Chat of NBCUniversal’s The Americas, Pickle Media

MIPTV announced that the highly anticipated Natural History event series The Americas, featuring the debut narration on an unscripted entertainment series from acclaimed actor, producer and writer Tom Hanks and music by two-time Oscar winner Hans Zimmer, will be previewed at the forthcoming MIPTV Spring International Television Market in Cannes (8-10 April 2024).

‘The Americas: Worldwide Preview and Fireside Chat’ with Toby Gorman, President, Universal Television Alternative Studio (That’s My Jam, The Wall, Hollywood Game Night); Emmy® and BAFTA award-winning Executive Producer Mike Gunton (Life, Planet Earth II, Dynasties); and Emmy nominated Series Editor Holly Spearing (The Natural World, Springwatch, Nature’s Weirdest Events) will feature first-look footage from the 10-part series. The team will also offer behind-the-scenes insights on using revolutionary filmmaking technology to showcase the wonders, secrets and fragilities of Earth’s largest landmass (spanning 8,700 miles) to reveal extraordinary, untold wildlife stories.

The Americas is executive produced by Mike Gunton for BBC Studios Natural History Unit, the world’s largest production unit dedicated to wildlife filmmaking, in association with Universal Television
Alternative Studio, a division of Universal Studio Group. Distribution is handled by NBCUniversal Global TV Distribution. It premieres on NBC in 2025.

The session will be staged at 11.00 on Tuesday 9 April in the Palais des Festivals.

The three-day MIPTV co-production and content market is set to welcome over 130 exhibitors, joining producers and buyers from an expected 80 countries in Cannes. The 2024 conference programme will additionally feature keynotes, exclusive analysis and future facing MIPLAB tracks focusing on key areas including Finance, AI and FAST (with the MIP GLOBAL FAST&AVOD Summit). International Series Festival CANNESERIES will again run alongside MIPTV from 5-10 April.

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