MIPTV Announces First Ever Medaille d'Honneur Recipients
PARIS, March 27, 2013
PARIS, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --On the occasion of its 50^th
anniversary, MIPTV will honour six renowned international television
executives with the inaugural MIPTV Medaille d'Honneur awards, recognising
outstanding contributions to the international television business and leading
roles in developing the global TV community. Organised by Reed MIDEM, MIPTV
will take place in Cannes, 8-11 April 2013.
The MIPTV 2013 Medaille d'Honneur awards will be presented by Reed MIDEM CEO,
Paul Zilk, during the MIPTV 50th Anniversary Gala dinner on Wednesday 10
April, at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes.
The honorees to receive the MIPTV 2013 Medaille d'Honneur are:
Jan Mojto, CEO of Beta Film, one of the largest international licensors of
film rights outside the U.S. A film producer and international distributor,
Mojto was an executive at the Kirch-Group in charge of programming, the
long-standing president of ACT (Association of Commercial Television in
Europe) and the group's representative on several supervisory boards of
leading networks throughout Europe until 2002. In 2003 he founded EOS
Entertainment, the basis of today's group, which also comprises Beta Film,
Beta Cinema, Kineos and Unitel Classica.
Armando Nunez, President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Global
Distribution Group, oversees all of CBS Corporation's international and
domestic distribution operations, including the licensing of programming from
CBS Television Studios, CBS Television Distribution, CBS News, Showtime and
one of the largest libraries of television programming worldwide across
multiple media platforms.Nunez has expanded CBS's international presence with
the creation of successful international channel ventures in the UK, EMEA,
India and Australia as well as launched many successful local formats.
Armando Nunez Sr. is a renowned former executive at ITC/PolyGram and 20th
Century Fox and an outstanding figure of the American entertainment industry.
While he was Executive Vice President at ITC Entertainment, Nunez Sr. worked
on many major productions such as "On Golden Pond," "Sophie's Choice," and
"The Saint." He is also the father of Armando Nunez included above.
Masao Takiyama, Executive Officer, Senior Vice President, Television Networks,
Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan (SPEJ), is the acclaimed producer and
production designer of anime international hits "Tokyo Godfathers" and
"Paprika". In 1998, Takiyama was highly influential in launching SPE's
subsidiary company Animax, which became the first ever television network
dedicated to anime. Masao Takiyama is the Presidentand Representative
Director of Animax, AXN Japan and Mystery Channel, each subsidiaries of SPEJ.
He is also a member of Cool Japan Advisory Panel of Experts led by the
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to develop creative industries in
Japan and promote those industries abroad.
Nicolas de Tavernost is the Chairman of the Board of the French Groupe M6,
comprising, around the flagship M6 channel, leading DTT channels W9 and 6 ter
and pay TV channels Teva and Paris Premiere. In creating many brands,
constantly innovating and diversifying activities (mobile, distance selling,
football club), the Groupe M6 gained international recognition and is now
considered one of the most dynamic audiovisual groups in Europe.
Sophie Turner Laing, Managing Director, Content, BSkyB, has overall
responsibility for Sky's portfolio of entertainment and news channels
including Sky 1, Sky News, Sky Arts, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living and Sky Movies,
as well as Broadcast Operations, Network Planning and the Sky Creative Agency.
In 1989, Sophie Turner Laing co-founded HIT Entertainment plc, one of the UK's
most successful specialist distributors in children's programming. She is also
Vice President of BAFTA and Governor of the National Film & TV School.
"With the inaugural MIPTV 2013 Medaille d'Honneur, we're delighted to honour
six great industry personalities, highly recognised in their respective
countries and by the international community, who have through their talent,
leadership and passion, played a significant role in the global television
industry," said Laurine Garaude, Director of Reed MIDEM's Television Division.
About MIPTV – Founded in 1963, MIPTV is the annual international market and
creative forum for content on every screen. It brings professionals from the
global TV and online content industry to Cannes, France, for four days of
exhibition, conferences, screenings and networking. It is a key market for
buying and selling content and early-stage content development. MIPCube
constitutes a special programme exploring tech and creative approaches with
the community re-inventing the content experience within MIPTV. The weekend
prior to MIPTV, MIPDoc and MIPFormats constitute a two-day showcase for
non-fiction and unscripted programming. In 2013, MIPTV celebrates its 50^th
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