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.