MIPCOM - The world’s entertainment content market
11-14 October 2021
Cannes

Conferences & Events

Get Inspired!

The MIPCOM conference programme features an incredible lineup of A-list TV players and exciting networking events that inform and inspire. 

Inspire your business and celebrate innovation, creativity, and purpose through MIP Game Changers Keynotes, the MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards and the largest global showcase of fresh content!

Enjoy a series of networking events for content communities to (re)connect and, at night, parties and social events using open air venues.

4 days to meet your business needs:

Game Changers Keynotes

Get inspired and listen to industry leaders as they share their vision of the future of content and the impact the industry can have on the world of tomorrow.

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Production Funding Forum

The Production Funding Forum is back in Cannes for its 4th edition. Find out the right partners to unlock funding and co-production opportunities for your next project

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Content Trends                                                       

Crack the new world order with cutting-edge market analysis, content trends and insights from leading research companies in Drama, Factual and Formats

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MIPJunior                                                       

MIPJunior will now take place during MIPCOM (Oct 11-14). MIPJunior conferences & networking will take place in a dedicated location in the Palais.

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4 days to discover and celebrate content:

Showcases & Screenings

More than 15 market screenings and showcases will be presented to delegates, buyers and international press, offering an exclusive look at the most-anticipated series and programmes across all genres from around the world. Top it off with a World Premiere TV Screenings in partnership with CANNESERIES.

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Awards and Recognition

MIPCOM is the place to celebrate the best in content! Major top-class events are organised during the market days featuring:

- MIPCOM - Variety Vanguard Award >
- MIPCOM - Variety Change Creative Award >
The 10th International Emmy® Kids Awards >
MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards >
- MIPCOM Buyers' Awards for Japanese Drama >

(Re)Connect

(Re)connect with your peers, friends and future partners in a series of structured networking formats featuring:

- Formats community back together powered by FRAPA >
- Drama community back together powered by EMC >
MIP Workouts >
- Diversity & Inclusion Mentoring >
- Women Mentoring with MediaClub'Elles >


   

MIPCOM & MIPJunior return to Cannes

                              


   

11-14 October 2021

Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France

MIPCOM - Women in Leadership Keynote Super Session

Alex Mahon,  Bouchra Rejani, and Bibiane Godfroid in conversation as part of a Women in Leadership keynote super session, featuring top female industry leaders sharing insights on how they are embracing and driving change and striving to make a positive impact at their company and global society levels. The keynote session will take place in the Grand Auditorium, Palais des Festivals on Monday 11 October. 

Alex Mahon

CEO, Channel 4, UK

Bouchra Rejani

Founder, WeMake, France

Bibiane Godfroid

CEO, Newen Studios

MIPCOM - Global Streamers Keynote Series

Myriam Lopez-Otazu

Group VP Content & Acquisitions
EMEA and APAC,
Discovery

DISCOVERY+
In her newly created and expanded role, working closely with the global leadership team, Myriam leads editorial strategy across development and production, acquisitions and planning for both linear and discovery+.

Doug Craig

Senior VP of Content Strategy for ViacomCBS Networks International’s Streaming Division

PARAMOUNT+
Craig leads international content strategy, acquisitions, programming and operations for VCNI’s portfolio of international streaming services across all international markets.

Olivier Jollet

Senior VP and General Manager of Pluto TV, ViacomCBS Networks International

PLUTO TV
Olivier Jollet is responsible for defining and developing Pluto TV’s continued international expansion and business development strategies, and for securing strategic partnerships to drive growth and revenue.

Filippa Wallestam

EVP &
Chief Content Officer,
Nordic Entertainment Group 

VIAPLAY
Filippa Wallestam was appointed Chief Content Officer at Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) in October 2019. Prior to that, she was CEO of NENT Group Sweden. She joined the company in 2014 as Head of Strategy for free-TV & radio in Sweden, Norway & Denmark.

MIPCOM - Adapting to keep on winning Keynote Super Session

Françoise Guyonnet and Anne Chérel, two leading executives from global powerhouse STUDIOCANAL discuss how it’s never been more important to move with the times. Plus International best-selling author and showrunner Marc Levy joins the conversation to unveil exclusive footage of his award-winning novel, ALL THOSE THINGS WE NEVER SAID, which he has just adapted for the screen. Grand Auditorium, Palais des Festivals on Tuesday 12 October, 12:00-12:30.

Françoise Guyonnet

EMD TV Series,
StudioCanal

Anne Chérel

EVP Global Sales & Distribution, StudioCanal

Marc Levy

International Best-Selling Author and Showrunner

MIPCOM - Variety Vanguard Award, Keynote Session

Anders Jensen

Anders Jensen, president and CEO of Nordic Entertainment Group, will be honoured with the Variety Vanguard Award during MIPCOM, for contributions to the global television business.

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) has become one of Scandinavia’s most prominent media companies. Anders Jensen has been president and CEO of the group since April 2018.

Digital MIPCOM

Introducing a powerful lead generation, marketing and discovery tools. A true online complement extending the reach of the physical market in Cannes direct to any device anytime.

For those unable to travel, join us digitally

from € 300

Production Funding Forum

The 4th edition of the Production Funding Forum expands to bring new premium content projects to life. Each session followed by questions and answers with the speakers as well as informal networking time.

Investors’ briefs

Even with the best scripts, talent and concepts, financial support is playing an increasingly essential role in enabling producers to move concepts into programmes. This series of fast-paced interviews features essential briefs from global content’s top financing partners —including banks, private investors, and those involved in production funds. Here investors reveal the opportunities they are seeking, describe how they like to work and how to best approach them with your ideas.

Speakers :

Claudia Bluemhuber , CEO, Managing Partner, Producer , Silver Reel Partners - Switzerland

Robert  McCrea, Managing Director, New World Film Finance, UK

Nicky Davies-Williams, CEO, DCD Rights - United Kingdom

Jordan Nutson, Director of global content, 108 Media – Canada

Moderator : Amanda Groom, Managing Director, The Bridge, - UK

Producers’ Showcases

French Dailies: extending dailies audience and production know-how successes to international markets

Presented by Newen

Discover new potential production partners presented by major broadcasters in a series of interviews of seasoned producers from key territories sharing their development and production slate.

 

Speakers :

Rodolphe Buet, Chief Distribution Officer, Newen Studios           

Sarah Farahmand, Producer,  Ici tout commence             

Aude Thevenin, Producer, Demain nous appartient


Moderator :
Marjorie Paillon, Presenter – Founder, I Love Productions          

Crack the new content trends and insights from leading research companies.

Glance

GLOBAL TV TRENDS: Who is watching what, how and why?

Presented by - Avril Blondelot, Head of Content Insight of Glance, Glance/Médiamétrie

The Wit

FRESH TV FORMATS

Presented by - Virginia Mouseler, CEO, The Wit

The Wit

FRESH TV FICTION

Presented by - Virginia Mouseler, CEO, The Wit

K7 Media

Factual Trends: What’s Next for Non-Scripted?

Presented by - David Ciaramella, Communication Manager, K7 Media

Re-Connect

A series of exclusive interactive conferences and networking formats

DRAMA Community back together

HOW STREAMING IS CHANGING DRAMA
Powered by The Entertainment Master Class Showrunning Initiative

PART 1 - LIVING THE STREAM - CAPTURING AUDIENCE ATTENTION
Monday - 9.45-10.30


PART 2 - NEW WAVE OR TSUNAMI? - THE EXPLOSION OF ORIGINAL PRODUCTION, Monday - 10.45-11.45

Michael Loeb, CEO, WDR
Sune Roland Jensen, Chief Content Officer, TV2 Denmark
Patrick  Connolly, Consultant
Alexander Tanno, CEO, Nice Drama
Patrick  Nebout  Managing Director / Executive Producer Drama Corp
Erik Pack, EVP, Global Distribution & Co-Production Boat Rocker Rights
Moritz Polter, Managing Director & Executive Producer, Windlight Pictures

FORMATS Community back together

Powered by FRAPA

Get a kick start of MIPCOM at the FRAPA Formats Summit and network with likeminded producers and VIP clients.





Lisette van Diepen, Owner, Marphes Media
Jan Salling, Head of BBC Studios Nordics
Carlotta Rossi Spencer, Head of Format Acquisitions, Banijay
Avi Armoza, Founder and CEO of Armoza Formats
David Ciaramella, Communications Manager, K7Media

MIP Workouts

Small-group conversations led by key experts to solve various aspects of your daily business in a spirit of collective intelligence.

11 October

Table #1 - “How do we upskill Producers during a global skills shortage crisis?”

Hosted by – Bianca Gavin, Head of Production - Scripted, Pulse Films

Table #2 - “New deal structure—trends in deal making with streamers.”

Hosted by – Guy Bisson, Executive Director, Ampere Analysis

Table #3 - “Produce Unscripted Originals for streamers & International broadcasters.”

Hosted by – Moe Bennani, Creative Director, Partner, WeMake

Table #4: - "Global Factual Co-production....The Road Forward ?"

Hosted by – Amanda Groom, Managing Director, The Bridge

12 October

Table #1 - “The most popular characters and how it changes the business."

Hosted by – Nick Richardson, Founder & CEO, The Insights Family
 

Table #2 - “The quality threshold : is it time to review what “quality” means from kids' perspective.”

Hosted by – Adam Woodgate, Senior Vice-President Media Insights, Dubit  

Table #3 - “What do kids want?”

Hosted by – Peter Robinson, CSO, KidsKnowBest

Table #4 - “Supersize Your Story :  expanding your IP, finding the heart of your story & emotionally connecting with your audience."

Hosted by – Alison Norrington, Founder, Creative Director and Storyteller, Storycentral

Table #5 - “Fact Vs. Fiction in an era of ‘Alternative Facts’.”

Hosted by – Teresa Potocka, CEO & Founder, Sensethefuture Pictures
 

Table #6: How To Make Your Format Travel

Hosted by - by Tanja van der Goes,  Senior Vice President Europe, Media Ranch

Diversity & Inclusion Mentoring

Join intimate conversations around diversity and inclusion topics hosted by seasoned professionals sharing their experience and career advice to empower younger generations of executives from diverse backgrounds.

From left to right

Bunmi Akintonwa, CEO, Little Black Book Company, UK
Mounia Aram, Founder and President Mounia Aram Company, France
Bruna Capozzoli, Advisor & Content Creator, On The EDGE Conservation, UK
Mark Garner, EVP Global Content Sales & Business Development, A+E Networks, USA

From left to right

Sallyann Keizer, Managing Director, Sixth Sense Media, UK
David Levine, Chief Content Officer, Moonbug Entertainment, UK
André Renaud, SVP Global Format Sales, BBC Studios, UK
Deborah Williams, Executive Director, Creative Diversity Network, UK

Women Mentoring with MediaClub'Elles

International Mentoring & Networking Event for Women in TV, Film & Digital Media

From left to right

Helene Auro, Sales and Marketing Director, Reinvent Studio, Denmark
Simona Ercolani, Founder & CEO, Stand by Me, Italy
Amanda Groom,
Managing Director, The Bridgen UK
Sarah Hemar,
Executive Director, UniFrance, France

From left to right

Marina Narishkin, CEO, Millimages, France
Bouchra Rejani,
CEO, WeMake, France
Vanessa Shapiro,
CEO, Nicely Entertainment, USA
Marina Williams,
Co founding partner, Asacha Media Group, UK

Buyers' Award for Japanese Drama

The MIPCOM Buyers' Award for Japanese Drama was founded in 2009 in collaboration with MIPCOM. Since then, it has been held annually as an official MIPCOM event. It is held in partnership with the Bureau of International Drama Festival in Tokyo and it is dedicated to presenting and promoting Japanese content selected by MIPCOM Buyers. 

Grand Prix goes to The Grand Family from WOWOW

MIPCOM Buyers' Award for Japanese Drama Jury Members

From left to right

Aitor Garcia Merino, CEO, Arait Multimedia, Spain
Geraldine Easter, Director of Programming & Acquisition, UK & Europe, Nine Network, Australia
Dragan Petrovic, Co-owner and Managing Director, Visionary Thinking, Serbia
Ipek Kadilar, Content Executive, UNITED ARTS & Theatre, Turkey
Fadi Ismail, Founder & MD, DKL STUDIO, UAE
Marisa Lloreda, President, Redbarre Media, USA

From left to right
 

Matthieu Bejot, Founder & CEO, Connoisseur Media, France
Virginia Mouseler, CEO, the Wit, Switzerland
Fredrik af Malmborg, Managing Director, Eccho Rights, Sweden
Yesim Sezdirmez, Deputy General Manager, KANAL7, Turkey
Ridha Barkaoui, Manager of Artistic Selection, M6, France
Fredrik Luihn, Head of Acquisitions, NRK, Norway

MIPJunior 2021 is part of the MIPCOM programme

EXCLUSIVE MARKET & FUTURE TRENDS

> Content & Behavioural trends – data and insights from major research companies.
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> Future Talks
– Prospective talks from visionary leaders.
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FRESH NEW CURATED CONTENT

> International Emmy® Kids Awards – The Best in Children’s Programming  >
> Regional showcases - New content worldwide

More info coming soon!

BOOST CO-PRODUCTION DEALS

> MIPJunior Project Pitch Discover the winners! A unique Pitching competition highlighting new Kids TV projects with the greatest potential for commissioning and multiplatform extension.

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MORE BROCOLI PLEASE: HOW DO YOU BALANCE PUBLIC SERVICE WITH GREAT KIDS ENTERTAINMENT

To Inform, Educate and Entertain has been the BBC’s mission for 100 years, but how do these Reithian vales translate in the multi-streaming, video gaming, on demand noisy world that today’s kids live in? With more choice than ever before, does this generation of digital natives care about anything other than being entertained? After a year in post, Director of BBC Children’s Patricia Hidalgo, takes us on a journey into how she and her teams meet the demands of one of the toughest briefs in TV.

Patricia Hidalgo

Director of BBC Children’s & Education
 BBC Children’s & Education

Sarah Muller

Head of BBC Children's Commissioning & Acquisitions
 BBC Children’s & Education

Kate Morton

Head of BBC Commissioning and Acquisitions for 0-6s
 BBC Children’s & Education

Discover cutting-edge data and insights from major research companies.

Glance

Binge watching session: kids audience successes across the globe. Presented by: Avril Blondelot, Head of Content Insight of Glance, Glance/Médiamétrie
France

Dubit

The quality threshold: is it time to review what “quality” means from kids' perspective?
Presented by: Adam Woodgate, Senior Vice-President Media Insights, Dubit, United Kingdom 

KidsKnowBest

What do Kids want?
Presented by: Peter Robinson, CSO, KidsKnowBest, United Kingdom

The Insights Family

The most popular characters and how it changes the business.
Presented by: Nick Richardson, Founder & CEO, The Insights Family, United Kingdom

International Emmy® Kids Awards

Every year, the world’s leading producers of children’s television compete to be recognized at the International Emmy® Kids Awards, the world’s preeminent platform for global excellence in television.

Three Emmys for kids content will be presented online, during MIPJunior, for the first time. Watch the 10th International Emmy® Kids Awards@MIPJunior presentation  on the International Academy’s website, Tuesday, October 12 at 9 am ET (NY) // 3 p.m. (CEST)


   

MIPCOM & MIPJunior return to Cannes

                              


   

11-14 October 2021

Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France