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MIPCOM is a TV and entertainment market which is held in the town of Cannes once every year, normally in October. It is essentially a content event for co-producing, buying, selling, financing and distributing entertainment content. It provides the people involved in the TV, film, digital and audiovisual content, production and distribution industry a market and networking forum to discover future trends and trade content rights on a global level.
Previous keynote speakers include numerous media CEOs: Jon Feltheimer, Lionsgate (US), Leslie Moonves, CBS (US), Jana Bennett, BBC (UK), Gerhard Zeiler, RTL Group (Luxembourg), Harry Sloan, MGM (US), Subhash Chandra, ZEE Networks (India), Dr. Hyun-Oh Yoo, SK Communications/ Cyworld (Korea).
Increasingly present are new media players such as Facebook (European head Joanna Shields keynoted in 2010); and stars such as the casts of Mad Men & The Walking Dead, KISS' Gene Simmons, there to promote their shows.
MIPWORLD is the event's online matchmaking community, used before, during and after the market in Cannes.
Normally lasting 5 days, it provides a networking forum and showcase for Film and TV production companies