Global producer/distributor Keshet International (KI) will be taking the New Form Digital series “Miss 2059,” “Mr. Student Body President” and “Cold” to MIPCOM in Cannes (Oct. 17–20).
All three shows are exclusive to Verizon’s mobile platform Go90 in the U.S., but KI will be casting a wider net at MIPCOM, pitching them to international buyers for both digital platforms and linear TV outlets, the latter of which will be offered the ten 12-minute episodes of each series in reformatted 30- and 60-minute versions.
“Partnering with Keshet on the international distribution of three of our signature series is a significant step forward for our long-term strategy of creating, producing and distributing high-quality programs that have wide millennial appeal across multiple viewing platforms around the world,” said JC Cangilla, SVP of business development for New Form, in a statement.
“Mr. Student Body President” is a satiric comedy about a charismatic student body president played Jeremy Shada (“Adventure Time,” “Parenthood”) and his Machiavellien chief of staff (YouTube star Arden Rose) who attack high school politics with the fervor of hardened Washington D.C. operatives. It premiered on Go90 on Sept. 22.
Set in the not-too-distant future, “Miss 2059” tells the story of a beauty queen (Anna Akana) who gets mistakenly beamed into space in the place of her astronaut sister (Nikki Soohoo) and finds herself representing earth in the Galactic Protectorate tournament. It premiered on Go90 on June 21.
Created and directed by Emily Diana Ruth, “Cold” is a crime series about a teenage girl played by Annalise Basso (“Captain Fantastic,” “New Girl,” “Ouija 1” & “2,” True Blood), who seeks out her birth parents and finds that her separation from them was the result of a tragedy. As she explores the town where she would have grown up, looking to uncover what happened, she discovers the quaint community holds many secrets. It premieres on Go90 on Oct. 13.
New Form Digital was founded in the spring of 2014 as an independent venture backed by Discovery Communications, Imagine Films chairmen Ron Howard and Brian Grazer and co-chairman Michael Rosenberg, attorney Craig Jacobson, former Tribune Broadcasting president Ed Wilson, former William Morris chief Jim Wiatt and CAA.
New Form has produced content for numerous other digital platforms in addition to Go90, including Vimeo (“Oscar’s Hotel for Fantastical Creatures”), Refinery29 (“Shitty Boyyriends”), Fullscreen (“Dr. Havoc’s Diary”), YouTube Red (Wong Fu Productions’ “Single by 30”) and CW’s The Seed (“I Ship It”).