Taking place on the first day of the market, the session will form part of the conference programme’s Media Mastermind keynote series featuring leading global executives and creatives from the TV industry.

RX France (formerly Reed Midem) today announced that Charlie Collier, Chief Executive Officer, FOX Entertainment, will give a keynote address at Mipcom Cannes (17-20 October).

Exhibitors from over 40 countries have already confirmed for the 38th International Co-production and Entertainment Content Market, including the global TV industry’s major studios and platforms. In total, over 10,000 delegates are expected to attend the highly anticipated market.

Taking place on the first day of the market, the session will form part of the conference programme’s agenda-setting Media Mastermind keynote series featuring leading global executives and creatives from the TV industry speaking from the world-famous Palais des Festivals stage.

Collier, responsible for driving the overall creative and commercial vision for FOX Entertainment, spanning the FOX network, in-house unscripted studio FOX Alternative Entertainment and scripted studio FOX Entertainment Studios; culinary and lifestyle content venture Studio Ramsay Global, Emmy Award winning 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, will provide insights into FOX Entertainment’s content and growth strategy alongside his take on wider industry issues and trends.

Last December, as part of its long-term growth strategy to diversify in-house capabilities and infrastructure to expand its portfolio of owned content across broadcast, streaming and digital, FOX Entertainment acquired long time Mipcom and Miptv exhibitor MarVista, run by CEO and Founding Partner Fernando Szew. MarVista’s integration into FOX Entertainment significantly bolsters the company’s live-action production operations and international sales capabilities, complementing FOX Entertainment Studios, FOX Alternative Entertainment and Bento Box. In addition, MarVista brings to FOX a vast global distribution footprint spanning more than 125 territories and will have a major exhibition presence on the Croisette at Mipcom Cannes.

Charlie Collier said: “With nearly four decades as one of the television industry’s most significant annual exchanges of ideas and opportunities, Mipcom never fails to drive conversation and guide our industry’s agenda. It’s an honor to participate as a keynote speaker this year. And I’d be remiss not to add that…(continues in French)… “J’aborderai certains des problèmes majeurs de notre époque et partagerai les façons dont FOX Entertainment adapte son modèle et forge de nouveaux partenariats innovants alors qu’en parallèle nous construisons notre prochain chapitre.J’ai hâte de vous voir nombreux”.

Lucy Smith, RX France Entertainment Division Director said: “Mipcom Cannes is truly back at full strength for 2022. Stands from the US Studios are in line with pre-pandemic times, and their creative leaders are back on the conference stage. We look forward to welcoming Charlie warmly and learning more about FOX Entertainment’s strategy and future thinking.”

The week-long Mipcom Cannes conference programme helps define the TV industry year, with world premieres of highly anticipated series and exclusive trend insight presentations also featured alongside the high-profile speakers. Diverse, inclusive storytelling and mentoring remain at the heart of the MIP mission and will be elevated throughout the programme and the market.

Also new for 2022 at Mipcom Cannes is ‘The Seaview Producers Hub’, an inaugural 1000 SQM networking lounge and event space set against the backdrop of Cannes’ iconic sea view and introduced to reflect the increased focus at the market for exploring early-stage development and co-production partnerships.