Paris – Reed MIDEM announced on April 1 that Lucy Smith, Director of Conferences for Reed MIDEM’s Television Division, has been named Director of MIPDoc, MIPFormats and MIPJunior. In her new role, Smith will continue to manage all MIPTV and MIPCOM-related conferences in addition to developing MIPDoc, MIPJunior and MIPFormats.
“Over the past seven years, Lucy has done an outstanding job producing conferences that are at the cutting-edge of the key issues facing the entertainment industry. She has been instrumental in attracting world class speakers and making our MIPTV and MIPCOM conference programmes an integral part of the event experience. She has been a key player in the launch of well-received competitions and screenings and her strategic understanding of the documentary, youth and format sectors makes her the ideal choice to develop MIPDoc, MIPFormats and MIPJunior,” commented Laurine Garaude, Director of Reed MIDEM’s Television Division.
MIPJunior has existed since 1993. It is the leading international conference networking and screening showcase for kids and youth programming. MIPJunior provides over 500 buyers with the chance to view more than 1,000 programmes and discover new projects that are seeking funding. The event takes place in October on the weekend prior to MIPCOM.
Launched in 1998, MIPDoc is the world’s leading factual co-production, screenings and conference event held in April on the weekend before MIPTV. MIPDoc brings together factual programming producers and distributors with over 400 buyers who access in excess of 1,500 programmes and projects.
MIPFormats is the only international conference, networking and screenings event dedicated to the fast-growing formats community. Launched in 2010, MIPFormats provides unique access to some of the main players in the format business as they discuss success stories and major trends. The screenings showcase the best and newest ideas in the format sector.