Host of stars expected at MIPCOM
Jerry Seinfeld, Lisa Kudrow, Joan Rivers, among othersMore MIPCOM news
PARIS -- Cannes will roll out its red carpets once again at the 25th annual MIPCOM TV market where international talent attending will include Lisa Kudrow, Joan Rivers, Morgan Spurlock, Matt Groening and Jerry Seinfeld, organizers Reed MIDEM said Thursday.
Kudrow will head to the Riviera town with her production company Is or Isn't Entertainment to promote documentary series "Who Do You Think You Are?" co-produced by Wall to Wall and set for broadcast on NBC.
Rivers will heat things up to promote "Comedy Roast with Joan Rivers," Comedy Central's format hoping to score international syndication at the market via the show's distributor MTV Networks International.
Groening, series creator of "The Simpsons" will be in town to fete the show's 20th anniversary and will give a keynote alongside the show's producer Al Jean. Actor and director turned "Super Size Me" superstar Morgan Spurlock will present the "Simpsons" conference.
MIPCOM won't be a show about nothing this year as Jerry Seinfeld and producer Ellen Rakieten schmooze their way along the Croisette to spread the word about new comedy "The Marriage Ref."
Japanese fashion and music phenomenon AKB48 will perform at the Majestic hotel and the group's producer will discuss the business behind the successful concept. After dancing their hearts out to AKB48, MIPCOM attendees can satisfy their appetites with a taste of "Canal Cultura," a new RTVE channel in Spain which will be presented by Catalan chef from El Bulli restaurant Ferran Adria Acosta.
Other famous faces from across the globe expected to head to MIPCOM include John Nettles from popular show "Midsomer Murders" and Swedish actor Jacok Eklund.
The MIPCOM TV market kicks off Oct. 5 in Cannes.