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 Andrew Eborn was invited to Cannes to host the MIPCOM BUYERS AWARD Sponsored by International Drama Festival in Tokyo.

The Awards ceremony took place at The Majestic Hotel on 12th October.

The MIPCOM Buyers’ Award for Japanese Drama was founded in 2009 in collaboration with MIPCOM. Since then, it has been held annually as an official MIPCOM event. It is held in partnership with the Bureau of International Drama Festival in Tokyo and it is dedicated to presenting and promoting Japanese content selected by MIPCOM Buyers. 

Grand Prix goes to The Grand Family from WOWOW

MIPCOM Buyers’ Award for Japanese Drama Jury Members


From left to right

Aitor Garcia Merino, CEO, Arait Multimedia, Spain
Geraldine Easter, Director of Programming & Acquisition, UK & Europe, Nine Network, Australia
Dragan Petrovic, Co-owner and Managing Director, Visionary Thinking, Serbia
Ipek Kadilar, Content Executive, UNITED ARTS & Theatre, Turkey
Fadi Ismail, Founder & MD, DKL STUDIO, UAE
Marisa Lloreda, President, Redbarre Media, USA


From left to right

Matthieu Bejot, Founder & CEO, Connoisseur Media, France
Virginia Mouseler, CEO, the Wit, Switzerland
Fredrik af Malmborg, Managing Director, Eccho Rights, Sweden
Yesim Sezdirmez, Deputy General Manager, KANAL7, Turkey
Ridha Barkaoui, Manager of Artistic Selection, M6, France
Fredrik Luihn, Head of Acquisitions, NRK, Norway

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