Angela Antle's "Looking for Love" television project won this year's MIPFormats Pitch competition in Cannes, France this morning.
Antle, known for her work in film, as a visual artist, and on CBC Radio in St. John's, is co-creator on the project with Antica Productions founder Stuart Coxe. Antica Productions' other work includes CBC TV's "Dragon's Den" and "Next Great Prime Minister."
The MIPFormats Pitch competition is an international event with the goal of finding new companies with interesting and creative concepts for new and non-scripted entertainment. Competition sponsor Warner Bros' International Television Production oversaw the pre-selection of entrants, and will spend up to 25,000 Euros (about C$33,300) to develop "Looking for Love." Other finalists in the competition came from the United States, Lebanon and Finland.
"Looking for Love" plans to present a suitor with two dates every week, one chosen by a matchmaker, the other by an Internet dating site, to see who is better at finding true love.