HISTORY And Lifetime’s Nancy Dubuc And One Three Media’s Mark Burnett To Keynote At MIPCOM 2012
PARIS, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Nancy Dubuc, President and General Manager, HISTORY and Lifetime Networks, and Mark Burnett, President, One Three Media, will deliver Media Mastermind keynote addresses at MIPCOM 2012, organised by Reed MIDEM in Cannes, 8-11 October.
Under Nancy Dubuc‘s leadership since 2007, HISTORY has secured its place as the unparalleled leader in the marketplace. Available in over 150 countries and reaching more than 300 million households in 37 languages, HISTORY is the US #1 cable network in A25-54 and the #1 factual brand in all key demographics to date.
HISTORY’s hit series include Pawn Stars, Ax Men, American Pickers, Swamp People, Cajun Pawn Stars, American Restoration, Top Gear, and the Emmy Award-winning special, Gettysburg. In May 2012, HISTORY aired its first scripted mini-series, Hatfields & McCoys, on which Nancy Dubuc served as an executive producer. The broadcast shattered records and ranks as the top 3 entertainment television telecasts of all time in ad-supported cable history among total viewers.
HISTORY announced its first scripted series, Vikings, for 2013.
Since 2010, Nancy Dubuc has spearheaded the resurgence of Lifetime Networks as a premiere entertainment brand, introducing an iconic new look and tagline “Your life. Your time.” while expanding its original programming to ratings success with movies, dramas and unscripted series.
Complementing Project Runway, Army Wives and Drop Dead Diva, Nancy Dubuc launched several new hit series and movies, including the cultural phenomenon, Dance Moms; Lifetime’s most-watched series launch since 2009, The Client List, starring and executive produced by Jennifer Love Hewitt; and basic cable’s most watched original movie premiere in two years, Drew Peterson: Untouchable, starring Rob Lowe.
Four-time Emmy Award winner Mark Burnett has produced over 2,200 hours of television programming which regularly airs in over 70 countries worldwide. Current network series produced by Burnett and One Three Media, his joint venture with media conglomerate Hearst Corporation, include Survivor (CBS), The Voice (NBC), The Celebrity Apprentice (NBC), Shark Tank (ABC), Stars Earn Stripes (NBC) and The Job (CBS).
Burnett also has a strong presence in award show franchises, having produced The MTV Movie Awards since 2007 and The People’s Choice Awards, The Video Game Awards (Spike) and also produced The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, in 2011.
In addition to producing network and cable television series, One Three Media, is focusing on media content, producing events around that content, and spinning off television shows and other programming based on Hearst brands. One Three Media has also entered the scripted series business with the hiring of longtime HBO executive Anne Thomopoulos, whose credits include Rome (HBO), Generation Kill (HBO) and Camelot (Starz).
Burnett is currently producing a 10 hour docu-drama series on The Bible with his wife, actress and producer Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel), which will air on HISTORY in spring 2013, with One Three distributing the series for first-run international television. One Three and Burnett are also joining forces with Oscar-winning director James Cameron to co-create Discovery’s up-coming new series Robogeddon.
About MIPCOM – MIPCOM is the year’s most anticipated global market for entertainment content across all platforms. Each Autumn, the industry’s international heavy hitters – from TV and film – converge in Cannes to create a new world of entertainment. MIPCOM turns every moment into an opportunity, transforming four days of meetings, screenings and conferences into deals – from blockbuster programming to ground-breaking partnerships. And the children’s entertainment industry gets an early start at MIPJunior, where key international buyers, sellers and producers gather to present, discover and screen content at the world’s showcase for kids programming.
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SOURCE Reed MIDEM