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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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