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MIPCOM, the world's largest entertainment content market comes to Cannes from 14 to 17 October

MIPCOM, the world's largest entertainment content market comes to Cannes from 14 to 17 October.

The world’s largest entertainment content market
Every autumn, the international entertainment content market drops anchor at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes, this year programmed from 14 to 17 October.  From television executives to stars of the small screen, everyone meets in Cannes for a grand media get-together. MIPCOM gives you the opportunity to do business, discover future trends and sign partnerships at a global level.
14,000 participants, 4,700 buyers from more than 100 countries, including not only television and film directors, but also the stars that light up our screens all converge on Cannes to create a new world of content.

Patrick DEMPSEY on the Croisette for the world premiere screening of thriller TV show « Devils »
Patrick Dempsey is to attend world premiere showcase on the opening day of MIPCOM 2019 on Monday 14 October, opening day of the MICOM. Based on the best-selling novel by Guido MARIA BRERA Brera, “Devils » is an international conspiracy thriller set in the world of global finance, produced by Sky Italia and Lux Vide, in association with Orange Studio, funded by Sky Studios and distributed internationally by NBCUniversal Global Distribution. The 10 x 60’ series will be broadcast on Sky. 
Starring alongside Patrick DEMPSEY (“Grey’s Anatomy», «The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair”, Alessandro BORGHI («Suburra», «Romulus & Remus : The First King») and Kasia SMUTNAIK («Loro», «Perfect Strangers » are Danish actor Lars MIKKELSEN («The Killing», «House of Cards»), Laia COSTA («Victoria»), Malachi KIRBY («Roots»), Paul Chowdhry («Live at the Apollo»), Pia MECHLER («Everything Is Wonderful»), Harry MICHELL («Chubby Funny») and Sallie HARMSEN (Blade Runner 2049).

World premiere TV screening of “The Return”
“The Return”, the first Japanese costume drama shot in 8K, will have its World Premiere TV Screening at the Palais des Festivals on Tuesday 15th October, 11.30-13.45 at Auditorium A. Based on a story by award-winning writer Shuhei FUJISAWA, “The Return” stars Tatsuya NAKADAI, a veteran of director Akira KUROSAWA’s historical epics, with Takako TOKIWA and Jiro SATO, who will be in Cannes for the premiere. “The Return” was directed and co-written by Shigemichi SUGITA for Japan’s Samurai Drama Channel, a pay TV service on Japanese cable and satellite platforms that specializes in historical movies and TV programs. Filmed in the mountainous splendour of central Japan, which retains the atmosphere of the Edo Period (1603-1868) in which the story is set, «The Return» is a drama about universal values. A person has made a mistake he wants to correct late in life, and he’s looking for a way to do that.

World premiere and talks on ultrahigh-definition 8K video 
Japanese public broadcaster NHK is organising a series of screenings and talks on ultrahigh-definition 8K video as part of the showcase “Live the Story : NHK 8K”. To stage the ultra-HD showcase, MIPCOM is for the first time hosting the NHK 8K Theater, complete with a 248-inch 8K screen and a 22.2 multichannel sound system, located on the third floor of the Palais des Festivals.
The screenings will feature the international premiere of a dramatisation of Nobel Laureate Kazuo ISHIGUROS’s novel “An Artist of the Floating World”, in the presence of japanese actor Ken WATANABE (lead role japanese actor), Kazutaka WATANABE (director) and Yuki FUJIMOTO (scriptwriter).
NHK launched the world’s first 8K channel in 2018. The public broadcaster plans to broadcast the 2020 Olympic Games from Tokyo in 8K, in an historic first.

In terms of speakers
Among the keynotes speakers already announced, Max CONZE, CEO of ProSiebenSat.1, Bibiane GODFROID, CEO of Newen, Maria KYRIACOU, President of ITV Studios International and screenwriter and showrunner Jed MERCURIO, shall bring their perspective to this year’s theme “The Streaming Offensive”. They will join James FARRELL, Head of International Originals for Amazon Studios, Farhad MASSOUDI, CEO/Founder, Adam LEWINSON, Chief Content Officer of TUBI and Twitter’s Kay M. MADATI, Global VP and Head of Content Partnership.

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