Paris, 31 July 2012 MIPCOM, in partnership with Lifetime Networks, today announces that it will bring together 100 of the most influential women executives from international television and entertainment for the industry’s first ever “Women in Global Entertainment Power Lunch,” a new senior-level networking event on Monday 8 October at the Carlton Hotel. MIPCOM (8-11 October, Cannes, France), is organised by Paris-based Reed MIDEM.


The by-invitation gathering on day one of MIPCOM aims to create the first-of-its-kind global platform for women in entertainment to connect, network and expand business opportunities on an international level. The lunch will be attended by a diverse cross-section of women executives representing major studios, production companies, channels, technology and digital media. Lifetime Networks’ President and General Manager, Nancy Dubuc, will lead an inspiring panel discussion with a selection of pioneering women who will share their vision, insights and experiences that have shaped their global careers in the entertainment industry.


MIPCOM is attended by a who’s who of women entertainment executives from over 100 countries whose influence and vision over the programming we consume worldwide need to be recognised,” comments Laurine Garaude, Director of Reed MIDEM’s Television Division. “ For the first time, MIPCOM will provide a forum for these women to exchange best business practices and pass on their experience to their international peers. As the first television network in the world to be programmed by women for women, our partner on this new initiative, Lifetime Networks, brings a wealth of experience and understanding of the important role women are playing in entertainment and we are thrilled that Nancy Dubuc will share that experience with MIPCOM delegates.


Confirmed keynote speakers currently include Lifetime’s Nancy Dubuc, One Three Media President Mark Burnett, Condé Nast Entertainment President Dawn Ostroff and Hulu CEO Jason Kilar Meanwhile Canada will take centre stage as MIPCOM’s Country of Honour.

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About MIPCOM – MIPCOM is the year’s most anticipated global market for entertainment content across all platforms. Each Autumn, the industry’s international heavy hitters – from TV and film – converge in Cannes to create a new world of entertainment. MIPCOM turns every moment into an opportunity, transforming four days of meetings,screenings and conferences into deals – from blockbuster programming to ground-breaking partnerships. And the children’s entertainment industry gets an early start at MIPJunior, where key international buyers, sellers and producers gather to present, discover and screen content at the world’s showcase for kids programming.
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