NALIP Partnernews - September 20th-27th

Mipcom Turns Spotlight on Social Media, Diversity, Women’s Representation

Photo Courtesy of Maarten De Boer/Variety

Facebook will be on hand at Mipcom, the international TV showcase in Cannes, with two key executives – Matthew Henick, head of content, planning and strategy, and Paresh Rajwat, director of video – set to deliver keynote addresses at the event.

A Production Funding Forum will be launched to connect creators, producers and financiers around selected projects. Participants will brainstorm about current topics such as the impact of blockchain on the business.

With Issa Rae as its Personality of the Year, Mipcom will also aim at shining a light on diversity and women in the industry during its next edition.

“The big shift” will be the running theme of this Mipcom to “reflect the global movement towards equality behind and in front of the camera,” said Reed Midem, which organizes Mipcom and MipTV.

Rae, who is the creator, producer and star of HBO’s “Insecure,” will be honored during a gala dinner and will take part in a keynote interview during which she will discuss her career and her commitment to increasing opportunities for and representation of women and diverse talent as well as creatives.

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