MIPCOM, the world’s entertainment content market, will be taking place in Cannes from 14-17 October 2019. Under the umbrella theme “The Streaming Offensive”, the conference will bring a sharp focus to the seismic changes in global distribution models, their impact on content production and licensing, and the global response to the direct-to-consumer challenge.
One of the main highlight of this is that world-renowned creator and executive producer Darren Star will be the first in the lineup of Media Mastermind Keynotes. Darren Star is the creator of the current smash hit series Younger which recently wrapped its sixth season on Viacom’s TV Land and was picked up for a record-breaking seventh season set to debut next year. He is now in production on his new Paramount Network series Emily in Paris starring Golden Globe-nominated actress and author, Lily Collins.
Along with Star, James Farrell, Head of International Originals for Amazon Studios; Farhad Massoudi, CEO/Founder and Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer of TUBI; Twitter’s Kay M. Madati, Global VP and Head of Content Partnership; Max Conze, CEO of ProSiebenSat.1; Bibiane Godfroid, CEO, Newen; Maria Kyriacou, President, ITV Studios International, and Jed Mercurio, Screenwriter and Showrunner were announced as keynote speakers for MIPCOM 2019.
Darren Star’s Media Mastermind keynote, on his perspective in the post linear world to the theme, is scheduled to be held on 15th October in the Grand Auditorium.