July 22, 2011

Miramax to Exhibit at MIPCOM 2011

PARIS, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Reed MIDEM, organisers of the MIPTV and MIPCOM markets, today announced that the great Miramax movie and television studio is, for the first time in the company's history, exhibiting at MIPCOM 2011, the worldwide entertainment content market, taking place 3-6 October at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. In addition, it was announced that Miramax CEO Mike Lang will deliver a keynote address on Monday 3 October 2011.

"The Miramax film library is among the most respected in the world, and we believe the movies and the brand have tremendous untapped global potential," said Lang. "MIPCOM represents an exciting opportunity to meet and interact with global decision makers and establish meaningful partnerships. Our key initiatives will include the on-going expansion of our international television and digital sales efforts, development of both distinctive film as well as television programming and our hope to ultimately launch Miramax-branded cable channels as we seek to reach new audiences."

"We are very pleased by Miramax's decision to utilise MIPCOM's significant participation of high level decision makers in the global entertainment industry as they continue expanding their operation and successfully delivering their exceptional content to new audiences," underlined Laurine Garaude, Director of the Television Division, Reed MIDEM. "Mike Lang's address as 'Media Mastermind Series' keynote speaker will be one of MIPCOM's highlights. Mike's deep experience in the digital arena, ranging from Miramax's recent digital content delivery deals with Netflix and Hulu, to his early involvement with trailblazers in the digital arena and his strong relationships with other large entertainment companies and private investment firms, will be of tremendous benefit in exploring future opportunities in the world of entertainment content."

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Miramax is a leading worldwide film and television studio with a library of more than 700 motion pictures. Miramax sells directly and licenses its titles globally through strategic partnerships with Lionsgate, StudioCanal and most recently Netflix and Hulu. The company has two new releases this summer: The Debt, starring Helen Mirren and Sam Worthington, and the Guillermo del Toro-produced Don't be Afraid of the Dark, starring Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce. The Miramax library holds some of the world's most original and acclaimed independent films including Pulp Fiction, Shakespeare In Love, Chicago, Good Will Hunting, The English Patient, No Country for Old Men, Kill Bill Volumes I and II, Life is Beautiful, Reservoir Dogs, Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Cinema Paradiso and My Left Foot -- as well as scores of commercially successful films such as Bridget Jones's Diary, Bad Santa, and the Scream, Hellraiser, Scary Movie and Spy Kids franchises. Collectively, the Miramax library has received 284 Academy Award nominations and 68 Oscars, including four Best Picture Awards. Miramax is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

For more information, please visit www.miramax.com.


Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is a leading organiser of professional, international tradeshows. Reed MIDEM events have established themselves as key dates in professional diaries. The company hosts MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, and MIPJUNIOR for the television and digital content industries, MIDEM for music professionals, MIPIM, MIPIM Asia and MAPIC for the property and retail real estate sectors.

Reed Exhibitions is the world's leading events organiser, with over 460 events in 36 countries covering 44 industry sectors. In 2010 Reed brought together over seven million active event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and organised by 34 fully staffed offices.