New member profile: STRIX

NOT MANY producers come with better format credentials than Strix. In 1997, the Stockholm-based creative shop unleashed a docu-soap-on-a-desert-island on an unsuspecting world. It was called Expedition Robinson and it was swiftly pulling in huge audiences for SVT Sweden. Credited with launching the adventure reality genre, Expedition Robinson went on to beget one of the…

Our man in Kabul

FARRELL MEISEL remembers a moment at MIPCOM last year. A distributor walked past him in the Palais and shouted, “Hey, Farrell, do you need a documentary about Afghanistan?” “No, thanks. I’m living one,” Meisel quipped. Unlike most people in an industry prone to exaggeration, Meisel was telling it like it is — the CEO of…

FRAPA/PACT alliance helps share the risk

UNITY is strength in the IP protection game — and it is this truth that lies behind a new co-operation between FRAPA and PACT, the UK trade association that represents and promotes the commercial interests of independent feature film, television, digital, children’s and animation companies. “IP is at the heart of our members’ success,” says…