Harvey Weinstein to keynote at MIPCOM

Harvey Weinstein (pictured), the co-chairman of The Weinstein Company, will give a keynote address in Cannes next month, where he will also announce the company's 2013 slate of TV shows.
September 5, 2012

Harvey Weinstein (pictured), the co-chairman of The Weinstein Company (TWC), will give a keynote address in Cannes next month, where he will also announce the company’s 2013 slate of TV shows.

He will deliver his keynote on October 8, kicking off the first day of MIPCOM, which runs until October 11. Weinstein’s speech comes on the heels of the launch of The Weinstein Company’s (TWC) international television sales division.

Harvey and Bob Weinstein’s production and distribution company, TWC, is behind the Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning reality competition series Project Runway, the spin-off series Project Runway All Stars and Project Accessory, VH1′s reality series Mob Wives, and spin-off series Mob Wives Chicago and Big Ang.

The news comes after MIPCOM previously announced the launch of its inaugural Women in Global Entertainment Power Lunch, featuring a panel discussion from History and Lifetime Networks’ president and GM Nancy Dubuc.

The event will bring together 100 of the most influential women executives from international television and entertainment.

Dubuc will also speak at MIPCOM’s Media Mastermind keynote series, as will One Three Media’s Mark Burnett, Condé Nast Entertainment president Dawn Ostroff, Hulu CEO Jason Kilar, and Google/YouTube’s global head of content Robert Kyncl.

Emilo Azcarraga Jean, chairman and CEO of Grupo Televisa, has also been named MIPCOM’s 2012 Personality of the Year. He will deliver a keynote speech on his company’s focus on going global and becoming a good partner to grow with, and will accept his award during a gala dinner on October 10.

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