Darren Star joins James Farrell, Head of International Originals for Amazon Studios; Farhad Massoudi, CEO/Founder and Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer of TUBI; Twitter’s Kay M. Madati, Global VP and Head of Content Partnership; Max Conze, CEO of ProSiebenSat.1; Bibiane Godfroid, CEO, Newen; Maria Kyriacou, President, ITV Studios International and Jed Mercurio, Screenwriter and Showrunner as keynote speakers for MIPCOM 2019.
World-renowned creator and executive producer Darren Star will be part of a line-up of Media Mastermind Keynotes at MIPCOM 2019, scheduled to take place in Cannes from October 14-17. The session will be moderated by Jill Offman, Executive Vice President of Paramount Network International and Comedy Central International.
MIPCOM, organised by Reed MIDEM, will focus on the seismic changes in global distribution models, their impact on content production and licensing, and the global response to the direct-to-consumer challenge at its conference, which is themed “The Streaming Offensive” this year.
Darren Star is the creator of the current smash hit series Younger which recently wrapped its sixth season on Viacom’s TV Land and was picked up for a record-breaking seventh season set to debut next year. He is now in production on his new Paramount Network series Emily in Paris starring Golden Globe-nominated actress and author, Lily Collins. Star is the creator and executive producer of three of the last decade’s most popular television phenomena: Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place and the three-time Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning HBO comedy series Sex and the City. In each series, Star’s multi-dimensional characters, captivating settings and layered plot lines hooked viewers, and became significant elements of contemporary pop culture.
Star’s Media Mastermind Keynote, bringing his perspective on creativity in the post-linear world to “The Streaming Offensive” theme, will take place on Tuesday 15 October in the Grand Auditorium (Palais des Festival, Cannes).