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MIPCOM Reveals Women in Global Entertainment Lunch Speakers


dream hampton and Brie Miranda Byrant, two of the executive producers of the documentary series Surviving R. Kelly from A+E Networks’ Lifetime channel, will take part in a joint interview as headline speakers for the eighth annual Women in Global Entertainment Lunch at MIPCOM.

Held in partnership with A+E Networks, MIPCOM’s annual thought-leadership and networking lunch brings together the influential women shaping the future of TV and entertainment. The by-invitation event will take place at the Majestic Hotel in Cannes on October 14.

hampton, showrunner and EP of Surviving R. Kelly, and Bryant, executive producer and senior VP of unscripted programming and development at Lifetime, will discuss their careers in the entertainment business from the perspective of African-American women, their challenges to serve women’s causes, specifically more marginalized communities, and the impact of the #MeToo movement.

Laurine Garaude, director of Reed MIDEM’s television division, said: “For our eighth Women in Global Entertainment Lunch, I feel sure this joint interview will serve as an inspiration to MIPCOM audiences. This annual event has established itself as a valuable forum for influential women in the industry, and the current context makes the issues tackled in this series all the more topical.”

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