Rodolphe Belmer & David Frank to Kick Off MIPTV 2011
PARIS, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Rodolphe Belmer, General Manager of Canal+, and David Frank, CEO of Zodiak Media Group, will present keynotes on Monday 4 April, kicking off the MIPTV 2011 Producers’ Forum, which is focusing this year on co-production. MIPTV runs from 4 to 7 April, in Cannes.
Co-production will be the hot topic at the Producers’ Forum at MIPTV 2011. Two days of conferences and matchmaking sessions will be devoted to the subject, with the launch this year of a brand new lounge dedicated to industry meetings and working sessions, which will be the hub for the co-production focus. Conferences will develop themes such as drama co-production through specific case studies; TV networks’ global strategies in terms of co-production laid out by some key industry players; and special regional workshops on both Asia and Latin America.
“We are delighted to welcome Rodolphe Belmer and David Frank, two leading industry figures who will deliver their respective visions on recent changes and the future of content production, from their positions as heads of major European groups with significant international reach,” said Laurine Garaude, Director of Reed MIDEM’s Television Division. “Given the growing trend in international co-productions, we feel that it is particularly pertinent for MIPTV to provide the context to accelerate global exchanges in this key area.”
Among the numerous industry leaders addressing MIPTV, Rodolphe Belmer will focus on the importance of original programming, one of the mainstays of Canal+, with such notable series as XIII and Borgia, currently being filmed, and will highlight the key role of co-production for drama with international ambitions.
Rodolphe Belmer joined the Canal+ group in 2001 and was appointed Executive Vice President, Content, and Chief Operating Officer of Canal+, the group’s French premium channel. France’s leading pay-TV group, Canal+ has 12.3 million subscribers internationally.
Following a career in investment banking and journalism, David Frank set up RDF Media in 1993, producing numerous award-winning TV shows in the UK and US and in the process creating one of the UK’s leading independent production companies. Last year, RDF Media Group became part of the Zodiak Media Group, with David Frank taking the helm. Zodiak Media Group is one of the world’s leading creators, producers and distributors of broadcast content. The group comprises 45 production companies in 17 territories, and includes an international distribution arm with a catalogue of more than 10,000 hours of content.
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