MIP Cancun
14-17 November 2023
Moon Palace, Cancun, Mexico

Conferences & Events - MIP Cancun


The most strategic days of Latin American TV

Designed to connect with TV industry leaders & inspire, the 2022 edition of  MIP Cancun featured exclusive conferences, keynotes, and panels focused on LatAm and US Hispanic topics. Learn from industry leaders across key functional areas as they share their vision of the future!

2022 - MIP Cancun Keynotes

Disney+ Star - Producing Premium, Star Studded Local Originals for the World

Innovative strategies to create and produce local originals that are binge worthy across all Disney + Streaming Services across the globe. 

Elizabeth Bowen-Tombari, Editor, TV Latina (World Screen), USA

Mariana Perez, VP Development & Production, The Walt Disney Company Latin America, Argentina
Leonardo Aranguibel, VP of Production Operations & Strategy, Disney, USA

Igniting Today’s Audiences Through Latin Melodrama                                                                       

Even in the wake of lighting speed changes in the delivery and consumption of content, Melodramas remain a favorite of large audiences across the globe.  It's production and delopment Chief TV addresses the growing opportunities for this genre.

Ana Celia Urquidi, CEO Prod Ejecutiva, ANTENA MEDIA

Karen Barroeta, Executive Vice President Production and Development - Telemundo Global Studios, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises

Content Creation for a New Generation of Viewers on HBO Max

As the streaming era evolves, content creation diversifies to reach the wide and diverse global audience. Young viewers are one of the most important drivers for the new waves of original content. Connecting our stories and characters with this new generation of viewers is a fascinating challenge for content creators. The keys behind the content development strategy to amaze new audiences in Latin America, by Marcelo Tamburri, Head of Scripted Content Development, Latin America, Warner Bros. Discovery  

Richard Izarra, Chief Editor and Founder, PRODU

Marcelo Tamburri, Head of Scripted Content Development - Warner Bros. Discovery

2022 - MIP Cancun Talks

Women At The Helm                                                                              

Remarkable Women are Entrusted with the Creative Stewardship of Global Brands. How do they approach project selection, development, production, and how do they lead internal and external teams.

Elizabeth Bowen-Tombari, Editor, TV Latina (World Screen), USA

Coty Cagliolo, Head of Production in LatAm, Fremantle, Mexico; Fidela Navarro, CEO, Dopamine; Catalina Porto, Head of Content TMS, MediaPro, Colombia; Karina Dolgiej, VP Content Sales LatAm and US Hispanic, BBC Studios, USA

Diversity All Voices Deserve a Seat at the Table

Strategies behind the development, production , and co-production of succesful premium content reflecting different perspectives

Moderator :
Richard Izarra, Chief Editor and Founder, PRODU

Christian Gabela, SVP, Head of SPLATAM & US Latinx, Gaumont; Flavio Morales - Executive Vice President, Endemol Shine Latino, U.S. Initiatives, Endemol Shine, North America; Juana Maria Torres - Directora Producción Original A&E y Lifetime, A+E Networks


Creating and Landing Prolific Content Partnerships

Processes, Strategies, and Case Studies Reflecting How Major Studios Build Content Partnerships

Nicolas Smirnoff, Director, Prensario

Jorge Balleste, VP of Content Partnerships and Acquisitions, TelevisaUnivision; Eddy Arias, VP International Content Partnerships, Pluto TV

Producing Successful Non-Scripted Content and Formats

Key factors to create, produce and distribute successful non-scripted content and formats

Nicolas Smirnoff, Director, Prensario

Marie Leguizamo, Managing Director at Banijay Mexico & U.S. Hispanic; Roxanne Pompa, Vice President, International Formats, Paramount Global Content Distribution Distribution; Sergio Nakasone, Head of Unscripted Development, Warner Bros Discovery

Masters Class for Showrunners and Producers 

Warrior Nun Showrunner Simon Barry and Gersh Agent Roy Ashton will discuss the process of pitching, selling and producing buzz-worthy TV on a budget, in todays competitive global marketplace, using Warrior Nun as an example.

Simon Barry, Showrunner / Director / Executive Producer , Reality Distortion Field Inc.,Canada; Roy Ashton, Partner/Head of TV, The Gersh Agency, USA

Trends in financing content production

The talk will address the financing challenge of the audiovisual sector and will explain the Ethical Banking credit model and its commitment to promoting the development of the audiovisual sector in Latin America.

Juan Pablo Baraona, Gerente LATAM de Estrategia Comercial y Sectorial, Banca Etica Latinoamericana

Cross Border Production Alliances with the Majors                                                                                                           

Telemundo Streaming Studios/ Underground Producciones

A New Era In Creative Evolution

Elizabeth Bowen-Tombari, Editor, TV Latina/World Screen

Pablo Cullel, VP Original Content Development & Head of Teleseries - Telemundo Streaming Studios/ Underground Producciones; Julia Freid, Art Director, Telemundo Streaming Studios/ Underground Producciones

Spotligh on Brazil : A view to its voices, content, and evolution of the sector


Originality, relevance, power, globalization, and diversity are some of the hallmarks that now drive content initiatives hailing from Brazil. Leaders across various areas of the TV and streaming sectors will shed light on some of its most salient objectives and projects.

Dom Serafini,
Editor In Chief, VideoAge

Tiago Mello, Executive Producer, Boutique Filmes; Pablo Ghiglione, Content Distribution and PartnershipsGlobo; Cecilia Mendonca, VP Content Development & Production – The Walt Disney Company Latin America

Prolific Production and Creative Hubs : COLOMBIA and CHILE                                                                                                           


Two of the region's most prolific production and creative hubs will highlight their latest production incentives initiatives and talent

Speaker(s) on Colombia:
Silvia Echeverri, Representative, Colombian Film Comission

Speaker(s) on Chile:
Ashley Salman, International ProducerCinemaChile; Macarena Cardone, Executive Producer, Invercine

2022 - In Conversation With

In conversation with BUENDIA ESTUDIOS: Producing premium scripted content for streamers

Latin America and U.S. Hispanic development and production Chief of one of Spain's leading production groups shares her goals to create content for streamers

Ana Celia Urquidi, CEO Prod Ejecutiva, ATENEA MEDIA

Ana Paula Valdovinos, Head Of Content Production & Development Latam & US Hispanic Buendía Estudios, Buendia Estudios

In conversation with FREMANTLE: Premium Scripted Projects and Slate Goals

Its head of scripted development will share the group's project initiatives and slate goals. A must attend session for independent creatives and producers aspiring to create projects that sell.

Ana Celia Urquidi, CEO Prod Ejecutiva, ATENEA MEDIA 

Manuel Marti, Head of Scripted Development, Fremantle

An overview of scripted trends across Spanish-speaking markets

The WIT will offer real-time guides on viewing trends in the areas of scripted drama and fiction originating from Latin America, Spain, Turkey, and the U.S. Hispanic sector. The goal of these sessions is to aid production teams in establishing their slates and support content acquisition executives in defining programming strategies.

Caroline Servy, Managing Director, The WIT International Services

Peak content driving the growth of SVOD and other platforms            

FTI Consulting, will do a deep dive into the types of content that propel subscriber growth of SVOD, AVOD, and Fast TV platforms.

Daniel Punt, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting

A fresh look at the most anticipated non-scripted formats around the world

The WIT will offer real-time guides on viewing trends in the areas of scripted drama and fiction originating from Latin America, Spain, Turkey, and the U.S. Hispanic sector. The goal of these sessions is to aid production teams in establishing their slates and support content acquisition executives in defining programming strategies.

Caroline Servy, Managing Director, The WIT International Services

WHERE ART MEETS SCIENCE                                                    

Parrot Analytics will highlight new trends in the demand for TV series in Latin America with a spotlight on the demand for Turkish series, followed by a discussion with Carlos Quinatanilla Sakar on how creators use data to power content strategies.

Monica Trujillo-Jamison, Partner Insights Director, Parrot Analytics
Carlos Quintanilla Sakar, Vice President, Original Content, Telemundo Streaming Studios

2022 - Networking & Entertainment Events

Much more than meetings! Join us for a series of networking and entertainment events as we celebrate this long-awaited return to in-person markets.

Opening Party                                                                                                       

Monday 14 November 2022, 20:00-00:00

In partnership with The Mediapro Studio.

Let's celebrate this long-awaited return to in-person markets. Business by day, Cancun by night!
Open to all.

Final Fiesta                                                                                                       

Tuesday 15 November 2022, 20:30-01:00

Powered by MIP Cancun.

MIP Cancun is much more than meetings!
The MIP Cancun community is re-united for the Final Fiesta for good-by and farewells until we meet again!

Screening and Pre-Opening Drinks                                                                                   

Sunday 13 November 2022, 18:30-21:00

Presented by SONY Pictures Television.

An exclusive screening of SONY Pictures Television's new series Reputación Dudosa followed by an evening of networking and entertainment ahead of the opening of MIP Cancun. Open to all.

2022 - Screenings & Showcases

Breakfast & Showcase A+E

Tuesday 15 November 2022, 07:45-08:45

Presented by A+E

We will be bringing you the very best that A+E has to offer with exclusive clips from our biggest hits and best new shows.

Ellen Lovejoy, SVP International Content Sales & Head of Format Sales
Helen Jurado, VP International Content Sales, LATAM

Screening: Reputacion Dudosa

Sunday 13 November 2022, 18:30-19:30

Brought to you by Sony Pictures Television

REPUTACIÓN DUDOSA:  is an 8-episode dark comedy produced by Sony Pictures Television for Claro Video that recounts the sudden and inexplicable death of a businessman and the investigation that follows, led by one of the best police detectives …who also happens to be his lover. 

Speaker(s): Alvaro Curiel     

Screening: Inter Medya                                                  

Monday 14 November 2022, 12:45-13:45

Presented by Inter Medya

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Turkey's successful distribution company, Inter Medya, is bringing its catalog, which has expanded this season, to MIPCANCUN 2022! From its catalog of hit titles, Deception, Poison Ivy, and Another Chance will be introduced at the screening that will take place on Monday, November 14th at 12:45 PM at the MIPCANCUN Theater. In addition to titles to be screened at the screening Inter Medya's VP and Head Of Sales and Acquisition, Beatriz Cea Okan, will announce the new series that Inter Medya has just undertaken to distribute internationally. Don't miss Inter Medya's screening full of excitement, drama and stars!

Speaker(s): Beatriz Cea Okan 

Fearless storytelling: is it worth it?

Tuesday 15 November 2022, 13:00-14:15          

Presented by Telemundo Streaming Studios and Underground Producciones

From the producers of El Marginal, Armas de Mujer, Diario de un Gigolo and some of today’s most audacious stories, comes a discussion about storytelling evaluating how cultural relevance and being true to oneself stumps language, boundaries and norms. What does it mean to write locally relevant stories with universal appeal? And what are the risks it entails? An invitation to view content from a different lens.

Juan Ponce, SVP & GM, Telemundo Streaming Studios
Pablo Culell, VP, Original Content Development & Head of Teleseries, Telemundo Streaming Studios/ Underground Producciones; Lara Talamas: Senior Director, Original & Co Production Partnerships, Telemundo Streaming Studios      



PRODU Awards 2022

The Gala of the Industry

With a red-carpet and cocktail evening, the PRODU Awards are back at MIP Cancun! 

The PRODU Awards are the only industry awards aiming to recognize excellence in Latin and Spanish productions as well as promoting it around the world.

The 6th edition took place in the Cancun Theatre on November 15, at 6.30pm.

2022 - Premio MIP Cancun at the MIPCOM Cannes Diversify TV Awards

Dedicated to championing and promoting diversity and inclusion in all its forms across the international television industry, the sixth edition of MIPCOM Cannes Diversify TV Awards took place during MIPCOM on Wednesday 19 October 2022.

MIPCOM Cannes Diversify TV Awards aimed to bring attention to deserving programmes of diverse and inclusive background, spotlighting authentic new and established voices and recognising positive programming across the year that embraces excellent representation in exemplary shows.

Awarded programmes were chosen by charitable organisations and specialized publications that campaign for equality and inclusion.

2022 - Premio MIP Cancun is joining the MIPCOM Cannes Diversify TV Awards

Presented in partnership with MIP Cancun to honour programmes originating in, and for, Latin America, the Caribbean and/or U.S. Hispanic that exemplify diverse and inclusive stories across the region.

The price was announced and given at MIPCOM but the winner will have a dedicated place in the MIP Cancun programme.

Jury members from left to right:

Ana Celia UrquidiExecutive Producer & CEO, Atenea Media
Coty Cagliolo, Head of Productions for Latin America, Fremantle, Mexico
Mariana Perez, Head of Development & Production, The Walt Disney Company Latin America