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MIPTV to honor Silverman, Frot-Coutaz

Ben Silverman, chairman and CEO of Electus, and Cécile Frot-Coutaz, CEO of FremantleMedia, will be among the recipients of the Medaille D'honneur award at MIPTV in Cannes.
March 13, 2015

Ben Silverman, chairman and CEO of Electus, and  Cécile Frot-Coutaz, CEO of FremantleMedia, will be among the recipients of the Medaille D’honneur award at MIPTV in Cannes.
According to MIPTV organizers Reed MIDEM, the award is presented annually to “senior international executives who have, through their talent, leadership, and passion, made a significant contribution to the world of television and to the development of the international TV community.”
Other recipients of the honor this year include Ricardo Scalamandré, head of international business, Globo Comunicacao e Participacoes S.A.; and Irfan Sahin, chief executive officer, Doğan TV Holding.
“It is a great honor to recognize these four exceptional industry figures, who have each, in their own way, made major contributions to the international entertainment content sector, and whose vision and leadership have set the standards in their respective fields,” said Laurine Garaude, director of Reed MIDEM’s television division, in a statement.
The awards will be presented at a gala dinner at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes on April 15.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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