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MIPCOM 2016 highlights VR in series of dedicated sessions

Virtual reality VR Edinburgh Digital Entertainment FestivalNext week’s MIPCOM market in Cannes will feature a series of virtual reality panel sessions focusing on creativity, production and financing.

The MIPCOM VR creativity session will focus on how VR will have an impact on storytelling and discuss its application to scripted drama, documentary film-making and light entertainment shows. It will also explore an emerging alliance between TV drama and the gaming industry to produce content.

The production session at MIPCOM will examine the technical process of creating VR content, and explore what VR has to offer beyond 360° video.

Finally, the finance session will look at who will finance VR programming, who will commission it and what are the business models.

Speakers will include James Milward, the executive producer of Halcyon, the VR series for SyFy, Nathan Brown, senior vice-president, development and operations at Discovery Communications, Neil Graham, executive producer fpr Sky VR Studios/Sky Cinema, Amaury Laburthe and Arnaud Colinart, producers of Notes on Blindness, Hervé Fontaine vice-president virtual reality B2B and business development at HTC, Kay Meseberg, head of VR/360 at Arte G.E.I.E.,, and Anthony Geffen, CEO and executive producer, Atlantic Productions.

MIPCOM takes place at the Cannes Palais from October 17-20.