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Extra: Snap Inc. execs to keynote MIPCOM; AIDC seeks noms

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 ...
September 19, 2017

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.

Nominations must be emailed in the form of a written statement of up to 200 words by Dec. 6. Visit the AIDC website for more information.

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.

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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