FremantleMedia CEO to keynote MIPCOM 2009

Tony Cohen to launch revitalised TV production conference programme.
FremantleMedia CEO Tony Cohen will keynote this year's MIPCOM conference in Cannes.
FremantleMedia CEO Tony Cohen will keynote this year's MIPCOM conference in Cannes.

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FremantleMedia chief executive Tony Cohen will deliver a keynote address at MIPCOM 2009 on Monday October 5.

Cohen’s speech will launch MIPCOM’s new ‘Rethinking Production’ programme, which combines a series of conferences dedicated to production, matchmaking opportunities and product screenings.

The FremantleMedia CEO will outline his vision for the future of television production and share his thoughts and experiences relating to the creative industries.

Laurine Garaude, acting Television Division director at Reed MIDEM, said: “We are committed to providing a forum for the production community to map out its future. Having the opportunity to listen to someone with Tony Cohen’s international experience is a real bonus,” says

Tony Cohen has been CEO of FremantleMedia since 2001, after originally joining the company in 1995 as managing director of the Broadcasting Division. He then ran the company’s US production operation in Los Angeles for a number of years.

Owned by the RTL Group, FremantleMedia is one of the world’s largest independent programme distributors and has a global ancillary rights business which is responsible for brand licensing, interactive, mobile and home entertainment.

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