Conferences - MIP Cancun


Spotlight on the Conference Programme of MIP Cancun 2020

4 of the most strategic days of Latin American TV

Designed to connect with TV industry leaders and inspire, the 2020 edition of  MIP Cancun featured exclusive conferences, insightful keynotes and panels focused on LatAm and US Hispanic topics.

A view from the top

Keynotes: JC Acosta, ViacomCBS International Studios & Networks Americas, Marcos Santana, Telemundo Global Studios. Super Panel: Disney+, Netflix

Production Accelerator

What are the new rules of engagement following a period of standstill and how are producers gearing up to capitalize on what will be an explosive growth in demand for premium original content

In Conversation with

Up close online sessions with top leaders executives in TV content and TV co-production. Next up on the agenda. Recent developments and objectives for the coming year

Market Intelligence

Master the new world order with cutting-edge market analysis and insights on content consumption, production, and platform proliferation trends

Formats Pitch

Producers and content creators pitch their original format ideas on the international stage.

Content Showcases

An international line-up of leading companies worldwide showcase their most anticipated content.

Opening Event

WAWA, the Worldwide Audiovisual Women's Association, invites you to the MIP Cancun Opening!


Produ Awards - MIP Cancun. Tune in and watch the live stream of the PRODU Awards Ceremony.

A view from the top - Keynotes & Super Panels

Industry leaders share their vision of the future & outline steps they’ve taken to remain competitive in a fast-evolving market.

JC Acosta

ViacomCBS sets its sights to play a pivotal role in Latin America by transforming its business models across its pay TV services, Pluto TV AVOD services, Paramount + SVOD platform and ViacomCBS’s International Studios.

Keynote Speaker: JC Acosta, President, ViacomCBS International Studios & Networks Americas

Marcos Santana

Marcos Santana will share his insights on Telemundo Global Studios’ cross platform development, production, execution & COVID-19 health standard strategies. Highlight on the upcoming series from Telemundo like “La Suerte de Loli” &“Armas de Mujer” to be featured on NBCUniversal’s streaming platform, Peacock. 

Keynote Speaker: Marcos Santana, President, Telemundo Global Studios

Disney+ Super Panel

DISNEY+: Regional Branded and non-branded content objectives.
Shared management perspectives on divisional goals for regionally produced content for Disney+ to complement the streaming service’s extensive Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and National Geographic global libraries.

Speakers: Leonardo Aranguibel, Head of Production Operations & Strategy, The Walt Disney Company Latin America; Cecilia Mendonca, Head of content development, Kids, Young Adults & Family, The Walt Disney Company Latin America; Fernando Semenzato, Head of development & production for National Geographic Latin America, The Walt Disney Company Latin America.


Netflix - Super Panel

Selena: The Series & The Power of Representation.
In this fireside chat, producers of Netflix's Selena: The Series will discuss the importance of inclusion in front of and behind the camera, and the power of local storytelling for global audiences. The upcoming biopic about the late iconic Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla premieres globally on Netflix on December 4 and stars Christian Serratos, Gabriel Chavarria, Ricardo Chavira, Noemí Gonzalez and Seidy López.

Speakers: Francisco Ramos, Vice President of Latin American content for Netflix; Hiromi Kamata, Director & Executive Producer; Jaime Dávila, Executive Producer; Moisés Zamora, Creator & Executive Producer.

Tubi / TV Azteca - Super Panel

Tubi earlier this year launched its free, ad-supported streaming service in Mexico. Alongside its partner, TV Azteca, Tubi saw Total View Time (TVT) rapidly grow by 9x. Join Tubi's Chief Content Officer, Adam Lewinson, and TV Azteca's Chief Digital Officer Emilio Aliaga to learn why AVOD has become a force in Mexico.



Speaker: Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer, Tubi
Emilio Aliaga, Chief Digital Officer, TV Azteca

Market Intelligence - MIP Cancun

Fresh TV

2 unmissable sessions: a real-time guide on viewing trends for SCRIPTED DRAMA/FICTION and FORMATS originating from Latin America, Spain, and Turkey.

Speaker: Virginia Mouseler, CEO,
The Wit 

FTI Consulting

Global hits are no longer limited to Hollywood studios. This session outlines key success factors to pivot towards producing premium content for global markets.

Speaker: Dan Punt, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting  


What's next for Streaming Services. Streaming sparked a creative revolution. Will this content trend continue as established studios with deep pockets enter the arena? 

Speaker: Ivan Marchant,
VP, Comscore 

Parrot Analytics

Broadcast TV Series that Succeed on OTT. Discover what are the early indicators & commonalities shared by broadcast TV shows that replicate or augment their success on streaming platforms.

Speaker: Alejandro Rojas, Director of Applied Analytics, Parrot Analytics 

Production Accelerator - Slates and Trends

Amazon Original: El Presidente

Amazon Originals : From Small Local Story To Global Hit: Amazon Original El Presidente. Javiera Balmaceda, Originals Lead for Latin America, Amazon Studios and Armando Bo, Showrunner, About Entertainment (Argentina), look at how Amazon is encouraging creative freedom as the key to producing unique local content with great storytelling at its core, while providing creatives with the best resources to realize their vision. 

Speakers: Javiera Balmaceda, Head of Originals Latin America, Amazon Studios and Armando Bo, Showrunner, About Entertainment (Argentina) 


Global IP Packaging

How is big IP (games, books, big actors) driving pitches in international productions? 
What amount of packaging is required these days?




Speakers: Erik Barmack, CEO/Founder, Wild Sheep Content (USA);
Tiago Mello, Executive Producer, Boutique Filmes (Brazil)

Women at helm

Distinguished writers, directors and producers share their views on project selection, development, packaging, writing, production, and directing. They will also discuss ‘lessons learned’, the importance of mentors and mentoring, as well as meaningful career highlights.




Speakers: Fidela Navarro, CEO, Dopamine; Coty Cagliolo, Head of Production Latam, FremantleMedia; Marina Efron Versiglia, Writer, Independant (Spain) 

A producer’s journey through uncertainty

Producers are hardwired to deliver. So what’s their response to an unplanned confinement? This session delves deep into a producer’s mind in search of productive coping mechanisms and the definition of new paradigms.

Speaker: Billy Rovzar, CEO, Lemon Studios, Mexico; Moises Chiver, Producer and Co-Founder of Alazraki Films; Leonardo Zimbron, Head of scripted, Endemol Shine, Mexico

TV financing: models, tools, and criteria for investment

A combined set of both standard and emerging perspectives on how project underwriting decisions are made, where to look for financing, types of investment, and what to have in place before seeking funding.

Speakers: Richard Gray, Managing Director and Co-Founder de ACF Investment Bank; Ignacio R. De Medina, VP & Executive Producer, Grupo Black Panther; Georgina Borbolla – CEO, BOLD, US.

Optimizing the prod. of scripted & non-scripted premium content

This panel of industry veterans will share their innovative approaches with respect to commissioning, production, post production, and delivery processes of premium scripted and non-scripted content targeted to global audiences.

Speakers: Derek Stoops, EVP, Clovis Entertainment, US; Alejandro Uribe, CEO, Exile, US; Juan Maldonado, CEO, Litopos, Mexico


In Conversation with - MIP Cancun

In Conversation with AMAZON PRIME: Expanding the streamer’s experience in Latin America

In this conversation Pablo Iacoviello, Director Content Acquisition, Amazon Prime Video Latam focuses on how the streamer has ramped up its offering through an expanded slate of regional originals, break out hits from its sister operations around the globe, and third party deals with major studios.

Speaker: Pablo Iacovello, Director Content Acquisition, Amazon Prime Video Latam

In Conversation with CARACOL: fireside chat with award winning showrunners & executives

The experience of working across genres, holding different job functions, as well as producing and writing for different platforms has provided this award-winning company with a unique perspective and ability to create breakout hits.

Speakers: Dago Garcia, VP of Production and Content, Caracol; Juana Uribe, Vicepresidente de Canal, Caracol; Catalina Porto, Executive Production Manager, Caracol TV

In conversation with WARNERMEDIA: What’s next for WARNERMEDIA Latin America?

With the coming together of Turner, HBO, and Warner Bros. in Latin America, as well as the upcoming launch of HBO Max, the newly integrated group sets the goal to raise the bar for producing local content in the region.

Speakers: Marcelo Tamburri – VP Scripted Development, WarnerMedia, HBO & HBO Max (Mexico) 

In Conversation with DISCOVERY: Pivot in production, non-scripted and documentary TV

Insights on systemic changes in commissioning strategies and the implementation of new production schemes in response to compressed production opportunities.

Speakers: Michela Giorelli, VP Production & Development, Discovery Networks Latin America / U.S. Hispanic (US); Rafael Rodriguez, Director of Production, Discovery Networks Latin America / U.S. Hispanic (US); Adriana Cechetti, Director of Production, Discovery Networks Latin America / U.S. Hispanic (US)

In conversation with A+E NETWORKS: The reality behind reality TV

As most of the world came to a halt, A&E quickly adapted and scaled production under a new set of guidelines to ensure coverage of a critical moment in time.

Speakers: Miguel Brailovsky, SVP Programming & Production, A+E Networks Latin America (Argentina); Carmen Larios, Senior Vice President/ Head of Content, A+E Networks Latin America (Mexico)

In conversation with MGM: Stories built around strong female leads                                                                            

The backbone of this year’s slate across genres features strong female leads, behind and in front of the camera, reflecting women’s contemporary aspirations and day-to-day realities.

Speakers: Diago Piasek, Senior Vice President of Development and Production for MGM International Television (USA); Erika Halvorsen, Writer/Producer, MGM Studios  

In conversation with SONY: Upcoming slate, stand on diversity, and deal-types

The studio reveals its upcoming slate of projects; elaborates on tent pole projects, some which reflect its strong commitment to diversity; and shares its approach to generating optimal co-production deals.

Speaker: Ana Bond, SVP and Managing Director, International Production Latin America, Sony Pictures Entertainment

In conversation with UNDERGROUND: poised to lead in premium scripted drama

Celebrating the one-year anniversary of its acquisition by NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, Underground Contenidos sets its goals on producing big-budget global premium projects for streaming platforms and major studios, alongside Telemundo Global Studios. 

Speakers: Sebastián Ortega, Senior Vice President, Creative Director, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises 

Content Showcases - MIP Cancun

Leading companies worldwide showcase in dedicated 30 minutes sessions their most anticipated international content. Available to watch on demand as part of MIP Cancun Online+

RAPA - Korea Content Village

Korea Content Village provides various contents produced by Korea regional broadcasting companies.

There are all 26 contents will be introduced through the Session. The main genre is Documentary and there are also Drama and Entertainment as well.

Please enjoy the Korean content that has full of Korean mood and culture. 

Speaker: Sori Moon

The Smurfs - A New Touch of Blue

Premiere screening of the first episode of the new Smurfs TV series. Peyo’s beloved characters are making a high profile TV comeback in a brand new dynamic 3D version of this perennial favorite. We will elaborate more on the content of the series and talk about the renowned Smurf brand and how it’s evolved over the years.


Speaker: Nele De Wilde, Head of Sales, Production and Business Development Audiovisual & Music 

Showcase Argentina @MIPCANCUN 2020

You are very welcome to watch a 10-project videopich showcase of Argentina´s most promising "in development" series for global TV & Digital Platforms. 


Join us to e-meet our talented producers! 


Speaker: Veronica Cura, Manager

A Selection of Hits from INTER MEDYA

Inter Medya is a well-known and modern content distributor from Turkey, who is continuously expanding its slate and extending its worldwide reach.

Until today, the company has reached over 140 territories around the globe with its sales. In this showcase, Inter Medya will be presenting a selection of great hits from it's varied catalogue! 


Speaker: Beatriz Cea Okan , VP an Head of Sales Acquisitions 

Globo Showcase - Feel-Good Stories For All Audiences

In the midst of this 'new normal', audiences all over the world are searching for light and feel-good content. In line with this trend, Globo presents three superproductions, including new releases and big hits – escapist and inspiring stories to engage your consumer: 'The Incredible 90's', 'The Good Side of Life' and 'All The Women in the World'. 


Speaker: Pablo Ghiglione, Sales Manager

AVOD in Mexico - How Viewers Are Embracing the Power of Free

Tubi earlier this year launched its free, ad-supported streaming service in Mexico. Alongside its partner, TV Azteca, Tubi saw Total View Time (TVT) rapidly grow by 9x. Join Tubi's Chief Content Officer, Adam Lewinson, and TV Azteca's Chief Digital Officer Emilio Aliaga to learn why AVOD has become a force in Mexico.

Speaker: Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer, Tubi; Emilio Aliaga, Chief Digital Officer, TV Azteca

NTV - Fresh and Top-Rated Russian Dramas and Formats

NTV is one of the biggest Russian broadcasters and content producers. This Fall we present our fresh line-up of action-packed series and shows, including hit format 'Secret for a Million'. The show was shortlisted for Content Innovation Awards. The Azerbaijani version of the show aired in September, and in 2021 it will be adapted in 3 countries. 

Speaker: Marina Kataya, Head of International Sales Department, General Producer’s Deputy 

WAWA - MIP Cancun

WAWA is the Worldwide Audiovisual Women's Association: an active collaborative network that reinforces the role of women and their development in the audiovisual industry. MIP Cancun and WAWA partner for the MIP Cancun Opening.

WAWA Colors Entertainment: the Opening of MIP Cancun.
Watch the pre-opening Ceremony!

PRODU Awards back at MIP Cancun

PRODU Awards is back with MIP Cancun for the second year for a 100% digital edition under the motto « Recognizing Excellence in the TV Industry » .

The awards include 3 main categories : Content – Talent and Marketing. MIP Cancun delegates will be able to screen the virtual ceremony through MIP Cancun Online+.