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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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