MacLaine, Sam Neill to join international talents at MIPTV

Mumbai: Shirley MacLaine and Sam Neill will join the new Miss World, Miss Zi Lin Zhang and a clutch of international talent at the upcoming MIPTV featuring MILIA in Cannes, which runs 7 – 11 April.

UK/American producer and distributor Alchemy Television will host a media event on 7 April to launch their slate of four miniseries to the international marketplace. MacLaine will present the new mini-series Coco Chanel in which she stars as the influential French designer.

The event will also feature Neill talking about his character in Iron Road, while Sir Derek Jacobi and Louise Rose will present Diamonds and Bradley Whitford will promote Burn Up.

The new Miss World, Miss Zi Lin Zhang representing the People’s Republic of China will also be at MIPTV for Zeal Entertainment who distributes the Miss World Festival internationally.

British-originated comedy will be at the forefront during this edition of MIPTV. Actress, humorist, singer and dancer Tracey Ullman is bringing her new show, State of the Union. Sanjeev Bhaskar will showcase the series Mumbai Calling, and comedian and presenter Brian Conley will host the International Interactive Emmy Awards ceremony which takes place at MIPTV on 8 April.

Carla Peterson and Luciano Castro of Lalola will also be in Cannes to mark the international success of this Argentinian telenovela.

The mentalist Uri Geller will return to MIPTV to support his new show Staya Erusa: Find the Book of Knowledge and his Israeli hit show The Successor.

On the French production front, the artists of Sisterhood will be there including Théa Boswell, Charlotte Becquin, Emmanuelle Boidron, Julia Cecilion and Pierre Deny (Marathon). And the singer and actress Priscilla will be in town with on-screen partner Alexia Degremont to present their new musical series, Chante.