TV Industry Converges on Cannes

Beginning tomorrow, the world’s TV and entertainment market will converge on Cannes, France, for the annual MIPWorld gathering.

The event kicks off with MIPJunior, a showcase specifically for kid’s programming, taking place Saturday and Sunday at the Martinez Hotel. Representatives from more than 64 countries will be presenting the newest children’s programming on the market.

On Monday, MIPWorld continues with the global MIPCOM event, taking place through Thursday. More than 12,000 people from the TV and media industry will gather for three days of meetings, screenings and conferences.

MIPCOM is punctuated by the keynote addresses, which this year will be given by Pierre Karl Péladeau, president and chief executive officer of Quebecor, Quebecor Media and Sun Media; Nancy Dubac, president of entertainment and media at A&E Networks; Mark Burnett, president of One Three Media; Robert Kyncl, vice president and global head of content at Google/YouTube; Andrea Wong, president of international production at Sony Pictures Television and president of international at Sony Pictures Entertainment; Bruce Rosenblum, president of Warner Bros. Television Group, who will be interviewed by Marcel Fenez, global leader in entertainment and media at PricewaterhouseCoopers; Dawn Ostroff, president of Condé Nast Entertainment; Jason Kilar, chief executive officer at Hulu; Wade Oosterman, president of Bell Mobility, Bell Residential Service and chief brand officer of Bell Canada; and Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company. For a full schedule of speakers and events click here.

Of course, these won’t be the only familiar faces in the crowds. A slew of stars from the television industry will be making appearances including Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, who are staring in the new series “The Americans”; the “X-Files” actress Gillian Anderson; Sarah Wayne Callies and Gale Anne Hurd from “The Walking Dead”; Matthew Modine, who stars in the “Cat.8” mini-series; “NCIS” special agent Anthony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly); and many more.