ABC Studios’ Missing to have world premiere at MIPCOM

MUMBAI: ABC Studios’ TV series Missing will debut at MIPCOM 2011’s World Premiere Television Screenings on 03 October in Cannes. International buyers and media will have their chance to screen episode one of this series in the Palais des Festivals’ grand auditorium. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the stars and production team of the show, who will later grace the red carpet at MIPCOM’s opening night party.

Stellar cast members Ashley Judd , Cliff Curtis and Adriano Giannini will fly to the French Riviera to attend the MIPCOM World Premiere TV screening of Missing, ABC Studios’ series produced by Stillking Films and shot on location in various cities including Prague, Istanbul and Dubrovnik. From creator/executive producer Gregory Poirier and executive producers Gina Matthews, Grant Scharbo , Steve Shill and James Parriott , Missing begins when Becca Winstone (Ashley Judd) learns that her son Michael disappeared while studying abroad in Rome. Becca decides to take matters into her own hands and travels to Europe to track him down, revealing in a surprising turn of events to be a former ruthless CIA Agent with her own set of resources and skills, while Michael’s kidnappers realize they’ve picked a fight with the wrong woman.

 “We’re very proud of this edge of your seat thriller and the great storytelling that spans continents,” underlined ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee. “We hope that Missing is the first of global productions to come out of ABC Studios. We’re pleased that the MIPCOM audience will be the first to see what we think is spectacular event television.”

“The MIPCOM World Premiere TV Screenings offer the ideal platform to preview, launch and raise awareness for the shows that audiences will be watching in the year to come,” said Reed MIDEM’s Television division director Laurine Garaude. “ We’re honored and excited to present this TV series in the presence of such prestigious and talented cast members.”

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