PARIS, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Harvey Weinstein, Co-Chairman, The Weinstein Company, will give a keynote address at MIPCOM on Monday 8 October. Organised by Reed MIDEM, MIPCOM will take place in Cannes, 8-11 October 2012.
Harvey and Bob Weinstein launched The Weinstein Company (TWC), a multimedia production and distribution company, in 2005. They previously founded Miramax Films in 1979 and during their tenure at Miramax and The Weinstein Company, they have received 303 Oscar nominations and won 75 Academy Awards.
Harvey Weinstein's keynote speech at MIPCOM this year comes on the heels of the launch of TWC's International Television Sales Division. After many years of success with their television division, TWC continues to develop and renew many TV series including: the Emmy® nominated and Peabody Award winning reality series Project Runway, spin-off series Project Runway All Stars and Project Accessory, the VH1 reality series Mob Wives, spin-off series Mob Wives Chicago and Big Ang, and the critically acclaimed HBO comedy/crime series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, which also received a Peabody Award.
The company is currently in pre-production on the martial-arts epic Marco Polo for Starz. During his keynote at MIPCOM, Harvey Weinstein will announce the company's new slate of TV shows for 2013.
About MIPCOM – MIPCOM is the year's most anticipated global market for entertainment content across all platforms. Each Autumn, the industry's international heavy hitters – from TV and film – converge in Cannes to create a new world of entertainment. MIPCOM turns every moment into an opportunity, transforming four days of meetings, screenings and conferences into deals – from blockbuster programming to ground-breaking partnerships. And the children's entertainment industry gets an early start at MIPJunior, where key international buyers, sellers and producers gather to present, discover and screen content at the world's showcase for kids programming.
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SOURCE Reed MIDEM