Chris Albrecht to give MIPTV keynote address

To focus on new ways of approaching original programming

PARIS -- The 47th MIPTV market will be seeing Starz when the company's recently-appointed president and CEO Chris Albrecht delivers a keynote address on April 12, organizers Reed MIDEM said Tuesday.

Albrecht's speech will kick off the market on its opening day and will focus on new ways of approaching original programming.

Albrecht joined Starz at the start of the year after a run at Foresee entertainment, which he founded in 2008 after more than 20 years at HBO where he served as chairman and CEO from 2002 to 2007.

Albrecht currently runs Starz Entertainment, Starz Media, Anchor Bay Entertainment, Film Roman and Overture Films.

"Having the opportunity to listen to such a remarkable luminary, as he shares his vision of the innovative ways of making original programming, is extremely enriching for the MIPTV community," recently-appointed director of Reed MIDEM's TV division Laurine Garaude said of Albrecht's keynote.

The MIPTV market runs April 12 – 16 in Cannes.
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