The Portlandia and Brick Metropolis producer will unveil analysis that shines a light-weight on world business traits as he takes to the Cannes Palais des Festivals on Monday 17 April for the beginning of the market. Final yr’s keynote was delivered by Kevin Mayer.
Shapiro is Professor of Tv at New York College and has grow to be a media commentator through the years, together with internet hosting podcast Cancel Tradition and operating change company ESHAP. He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy 20 years in the past for Dinner for 5 and went on to supply a wealth of reveals.
Lucy Smith, who runs Mip TV, described him as a “one-off whose predictions are daring, incisive and thought frightening,” including: “In a quickly evolving world ecosystem such insights should not solely invaluable however inspirational.”
Shapiro stated he’s “coming to Cannes to problem the worldwide TV neighborhood to transfer past incremental change and reimagine tv for the way in which our audiences need content material now.”
European markets are starting to unveil extra plans for this yr, with Sequence Mania earlier revealing Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy as jury chair and the Berlinale Sequence releasing its jury with choice yesterday.