MIPCOM Cannes: Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier to deliver media mastermind keynote speech

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Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier will deliver a keynote address at MIPCOM in October, as the event prepares to welcome several US and UK studios after a pandemic-triggered absence.

The event, which in recent weeks has been quietly rebranded as MIPCOM Cannes, runs at the Palais des Festivals from 17–20 October and Collier takes the stage on the first day to address the media mastermind to an audience of global TV execs. will take. and creative.

Collier will provide insight into the Fox Entertainment business, explain its growth strategy and address broader industry issues. He leads the overall creative and business vision for the Murdoch family-owned operation, which spans Fox Broadcast Network, in-house unscripted studio Fox Alternative Entertainment and scripted arm Fox Entertainment Studios; culinary and lifestyle content venture studio Ramsay Global; animation studio Bento Box Entertainment; entertainment platform TMZ; Web3 media and creative technology company Blockchain Creative Labs; streaming platform Tubi; and global studio MarVista Entertainment, whose CEO and founding partner, Fernando Szé, is one of the most famous faces of MipTV and Mipcom.

The event will have MarVista’s major exhibition presence.

Prior to joining Fox, Collier was president and general manager of AMC, Sundance TV and AMC Studios, overseeing the creative and business operations of all three divisions. He joined AMC in 2006 and was promoted to President in 2008. Under his leadership, AMC launched era-defining series such as crazy man, breaking bad And the walking dead, Prior to AMC, he worked at Court TV, Oxygen Media, A+E Network and Telerep.

“With nearly four decades as one of the most important annual exchanges of ideas and opportunities for the television industry, MIPCOM never fails to drive the conversation and guide our industry agenda,” said Collier. It is an honor to participate as the keynote speaker this year. And I apologize for not adding it…[continues in French] J’aborderai fixed des problems because of the big reason Notre époque and Bhaggerai les façons nor Fox Entertainment adapt son modelle et forge de nouvo partnerétés innovators alers que parallele nous construison notre prochen chapitre. Jai het de voir nombreux.”

Event organizer RX France says exhibitors from more than 40 countries have already confirmed their participation in the event. Earlier this week it emerged that BBC Studios was returning to the program after exiting last year, and would be renamed the inaugural Studio of Distinction.

In all, more than 10,000 representatives are ready to participate in the market, bringing the experience closer to what could have been expected pre-pandemic. The phenomenon returned last year but at a much lower level.

Lucy Smith, Director of the RX France Entertainment Division, said: “Mipcom Cannes is really back in full force for 2022. US Studios’ stands are in line with the times before the pandemic, and their creative leaders are back on the conference stage. We’re here. We look forward to a warm welcome to Charlie and learn more about Fox Entertainment’s strategy and vision for the future.”