Charlie Collier, CEO of Fox Entertainment, will give a keynote speech at this year’s Mipcom, the global television confab to be held in Cannes from October 17-20.
At Fox, Collier has overseen such entertainment hits as: The masked singer, I can see your voice, Domino Masters and Next Level Chef. At MIPCOM, he will provide insights into Fox Entertainment’s growth strategy and its view of global industry issues and trends.
Collier’s keynote address, on October 17, will kick off Mipcom’s Media Mastermind series featuring talks from leading global television executives and creatives. The 2022 event will be the first in-person Mipcom in two years — the market only went online as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic — and is expected to mark a return to form for the world’s largest television industry gathering.
“Mipcom Cannes is really back at full strength for 2022,” noted Lucy Smith, entertainment division director at market organizer RX France. “The booths of the US studios are in line with pre-pandemic times and their creative leaders are back on the conference stage. We look forward to welcoming Charlie and learning more about Fox Entertainment’s strategy and vision for the future.”
“Mipcom always fails to spark conversations and drive the agenda of our industry,” Collier says. Speaking in French, he said his keynote would “cover some of the defining issues of our time, share the ways Fox Entertainment is adapting its model and forging innovative new partnerships.”
Fox is busy expanding its manufacturing and distribution capabilities around the world. In 2019, Fox acquired Bento Box Entertainment, the animation company behind Bob’s Burgers; in 2020, it bought the ad-supported streaming service Tubi TV for $440 million; and last year signed a blanket deal with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, creating a new production banner, Studio Ramsay Global, which will produce and distribute unscripted shows.
Last December, Fox Entertainment acquired MarVista Entertainment, a leading independent producer of TV movies for the likes of Netflix, Lifetime and Hallmark.