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When top executives of Endemol Shine Group gather next week at the Majestic hotel in Cannes, the scene inside the conference room might be mistaken for a United Nations Security Council meeting.
Germany, France, Italy, Australia, Israel, Russia, China and Switzerland are among the more than 30 territories that will be represented alongside the superpowers of North America and the U.K. at an extra-long table. The gathering is so large that there’s a microphone and a nameplate with country flag set out for each participant.
The brainstorming and information-sharing sessions will be held largely in English, although there will be side conversations among smaller groups in numerous native tongues. Coinciding with the annual MipTV international sales conference, the group will spend a few days talking shop, screening projects and generally arming themselves with the latest market intel.
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- Cynthia Littleton
MTV has brought aboard Conde Nast Entertainment’s Michael Klein to be executive vice president, Original Content. Klein (pictured above), will oversee all original programming, development and creative across MTV and its related brands. His prior credits include “Vanity Fair Confidential” for ID; “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” and “Man v. Food” for Travel Channel; and “What Not to Wear” and “Miami Ink” for TLC. Most recently executive vice president of Programming and Content Strategy at Conde Nast’s Digital Channels, Klein will now report directly to Sean Atkins, President of MTV. Also Read: Conde Nast Expands Digital Team With »
- Tony Maglio
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