Stars To Shine At MIPCOM

Sep 27, 2012, 14:06 ET from Reed MIDEM

PARIS, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MIPCOM 2012 is preparing to welcome a galaxy of internationally-recognised actors, directors, writers, producers and show business personalities, many of whom will grace the red carpet at MIPCOM's Opening Night Party. Organised by Reed MIDEM, MIPCOM will take place in Cannes, 8-11 October.

The MIPCOM 2012 World Premiere TV Screening is new period drama, The Americans, which is being sold internationally by 20th Century Fox Television Distribution. The series' glamourous leading couple, Golden Globe Award-winning actress Keri Russell (Felicity, Waitress, Mission Impossible III) and Welsh actor Matthew Rhys (Brothers and Sisters, The Edge of Love), will attend the gala screening and MIPCOM's Opening Night Party on Monday 8 October.

Golden Globe winner Matthew Modine (The Dark Knight Rises, Full Metal Jacket, Birdy) is turning up the heat at MIPCOM to promote his role as an exiled scientist called upon to save the world in CAT.8, an epic four-hour end-of-the-world miniseries produced by Muse Entertainment and distributed by Sonar Entertainment.

The X-Files' Emmy Award-winning actress Gillian Anderson is launching The Fall at MIPCOM, a new crime show to premiere on BBC Two and internationally distributed by Content Media and ZDF Enterprises.

The Walking Dead's Sarah Wayne Callies presents season three of AMC's hit series, alongside with star producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator films, Aliens, The Abyss), who will discuss how Fox International Channels and AMC launched the first ever television series like a theatrical movie, in over 120 countries.

Internationally-respected producer/distributor Harvey Weinstein is jetting to MIPCOM to promote The Weinstein Company's recently-launched international television sales division. Under his leadership at TWC and Miramax, films represented by Harvey Weinstein and his brother Bob have received 303 Oscar nominations and won 75 Academy Awards.

Palme d'Or and Oscar-winning writer/director Jane Campion (The Piano, The Portrait of a Lady, An Angel at my Table) is taking centre stage at MIPCOM to present her new series Top of the Lake, executive produced by See-Saw Films and internationally distributed by BBC Worldwide.

Michael Weatherly has held the role of NCIS special agent Anthony DiNozzo since the show's beginning in 2003 and, at MIPCOM, CBS Studios International is celebrating the 10th anniversary of one of the world's most-watched television franchises. Weatherly will walk the red carpet alongside writer/executive producer Gary Glasberg (NCIS, The Mentalist), who will be also participating in a masterclass on Tuesday 9 October to discuss the secrets behind running a globally successful drama and what it takes to keep a series at the top after ten seasons.

Entertainment One is heading to the French Riviera to launch the all-new original action series, Primeval: New World, as well as the drama series, Saving HopePrimeval's Niall Matter (Eureka, 90210, Watchmen), Danny Rahim (East Enders), Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural), and Saving Hope's Erica Durance (Smallville), Michael Shanks (Stargate: Atlantis) and Daniel Gillies (The Vampire Diaries, Spider-Man 2), will attend MIPCOM.

BBC Worldwide is bringing actors Matthew Macfadyen (Pride and Prejudice, Spooks, Robin Hood), Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones) and Adam Rothenberg (Tennessee) to Cannes to present the British period crime drama produced by Tiger Aspect and Lookout Point, Ripper Street. The BBC Italian-style cooking series Nigellissima will also be spotlighted at MIPCOM, in the presence of internationally-renowned cook Nigella Lawson.

Canada is the MIPCOM 2012 Country of Honour. Telefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund are inviting world-renowned Canadian talent to meet international press during a breakfast on Monday 8 October. The guests include Francois Arnaud (The Borgias, Copperhead), Michel Courtemanche (Walter 100%, Le Noel de Walter & Tandoori), Stefanie von Pfetten (NCIS, Cracked), David Sutcliffe (Private Practice, Cracked), Ricardo (Ricardo and Friends), Eve Landry (Unite 9) and Amber Marshall (Heartland).

"Sniper style revenge in high-heels" dramedy Hit Women is a Rock House Productions and XII Tribes Entertainment production. MIPCOM's red carpet will burn under the heels of the series' four emotionally-charged avengers, played by Karla Dieseldorf, Diana Lovell, Kristin Passanita, and Debbie Rallo.

Also present at MIPCOM with a passion for fashion and her trademark sass, renowned bridal consultant Keasha Rigsby (Say Yes to The Dress) is taking audiences inside a bustling bridal salon in her new show Keasha's Perfect Dress, aired on Shaw Media-owned Canadian network Slice and produced by Toronto-based Peace Point Entertainment.

Finally, MIPCOM is welcoming its first-ever non-human walking and talking guest from British Channel 5's The Gadget Show, not to be missed on MIPCOM's Opening Party red carpet!

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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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8 - 11 October 2012 - Cannes, France