Paris – 18 September 2018
Colman Domingo from AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” will be joining AMC Networks President and CEO Josh Sapan for a Media Mastermind Keynote at MIPCOM
NEW SESSION TIMING OF 11:00-11:30AM on 16TH OCTOBER
IN THE GRAND AUDITORIUM AT THE PALAIS DES FESTIVALS
Reed MIDEM announces that Colman Domingo of AMC’s global hit drama “Fear the Walking Dead” will join Josh Sapan, President and CEO of AMC Networks, for a Media Mastermind Keynote at MIPCOM 2018 on 16th October. The new session timing will be 11:00-11:30am in the Grand Auditorium at the Palais des Festivals.
Domingo has appeared as “Victor Strand” in all four seasons of AMC’s critically acclaimed drama “Fear the Walking Dead,” which is a companion series to “The Walking Dead.” In the most recent season of the AMC Studios production, Domingo directed an episode titled “Weak.” The critically-acclaimed series was recently renewed for a fifth season.
Josh Sapan has been the driving force behind establishing AMC Networks as a global creative powerhouse consisting of several leading entertainment brands including US cable networks AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV and WE tv; content producer and worldwide distributor AMC Studios; streaming platforms AMC Premiere, Shudder, and Sundance Now; independent film label IFC Films; and AMC Networks International, the company’s division consisting of global and popular, locally recognized channels in various programming genres. Under Sapan’s leadership, AMC Networks has been credited with creating some of television’s most critically-acclaimed and popular series, including recent hits “Killing Eve” and “The Terror” as well as “The Walking Dead,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” Better Call Saul” and iconic series “Breaking Bad” and “Mad Men.”
At MIPCOM, Sapan will discuss AMC Networks’ focus on creating distinct, innovative programming that engages passionate fans, as well as the company’s focus on growing its direct to consumer subscription platforms, building out its AMC Studios arm, and its continued global expansion.
The world’s entertainment content market, MIPCOM takes place in Cannes, France, from 15-18 October. The MIPCOM 2018 conference programme is titled THE BIG SHIFT: Transitioning to a Reshaped Media Landscape. The global content industry is on a high. Volume and demand for premium content are reaching new heights, rising in tandem with unparalleled quality. Financial pressure is intensifying as global streamers impact the balance of power across the content universe. To stand-out and remain unique, it is critical to invest in talent, embrace risk-taking, finance innovation, and secure IP retention. Consolidation, gaining ownership and control over content, is more than ever the name of the global content game. Now is the time to envision future business models, put new rules into play and take part in an unprecedented reshaping of the entertainment media landscape.