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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.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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