Snap Inc. content chiefs to keynote MIPCOM
Snap Inc. content executives Nick Bell (pictured, left), VP of content, and Sean Mills (pictured, right), senior director of content programming, are slated to provide keynote presentations at MIPCOM 2017.
The Snapchat keynote, scheduled for Oct. 17, will see the pair outline how the social platform is making inroads into content creation for mobile, while discussing the future of made-for-mobile video content.
Bell and Mills will provide a framework of how Snap Inc. produces for vertical video, how mobile content complements traditional linear, and how the company approaches partnerships with legacy media companies, TV networks, film studios and indie producers.
MIPCOM 2017 takes place in Cannes from Oct. 16-19.
Stanley Hawes Award seeks nominations
The Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) has placed a call for nominations for the 2018 Stanley Hawes Award.
The AUD$5,000 (US$4,000) award looks to honor outstanding contributions to the Australian documentary filmmaking sector. Nominees can range from all facets of the industry, from producers and directors to sound recordists and technical specialists.
Past recipients include Sonya Pemberton (Immortal), Bob Connolly (Rats in the Ranks), Chris Hilton (Afghanistan: Inside Australia’s War), Rachel Perkins (First Australians), Tom Zubrycki (The Diplomat), and 2017 posthumous recipient Brian Beaton (Who Do You Think You Are?).
The award was established in 1997 to honor documentary director-producer Stanley Hawes, who served as producer-in-chief of the Australian National Film Board and Commonwealth Film Unit between 1946 and 1969.
Cooking Channel preps Southern and Hungry
Food expert Damaris Phillips and NASCAR personality Rutledge Wood will take Cooking Channel viewers on a road trip through America’s South to share their favorite down-home food spots in the new series Southern and Hungry.
The series will follow the born-and-bred Southerners on their cross-country journey as they explore memorable dishes and restaurants that bring them back to their childhood. Notable meals range from a famed whole hog barbecue in Charleston, South Carolina to sampling shrimp and grits in Savannah, Georgia, to taste testing Southern staples fused with Asian flavors in Louisville, Kentucky.
Southern and Hungry premieres Oct. 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the Scripps Networks Interactive-owned channel.