Fox Entertainment Chief Kevin Reilly to Give MIPCOM Keynote


Reilly will talk about launching "Glee" and developing and cultivating "The Sopranos," "ER," "The Office" and "The Biggest Loser."

PARIS - Fox’s president of Entertainment Kevin Reilly will teach MIPCOM attendees how to break the rules of the industry with original hit shows when he gives a keynote address at this year’s content market, MIPCOM organizers Reed MIDEM announced on Tuesday.

Reilly will talk about developing and cultivating successful TV series and his experience launching world phenomenon Glee at Fox after a long career of critically acclaimed series under his belt including The Sopranos, ER, The Office and The Biggest Loser among others.

Reilly’s talk is part of this year’s MIPCOM Media Mastermind series of presentations and the Fox boss will also participate in the Art of Television conference track.

“Part of what I hope to do here is to discuss how to be mindful of the rules, but not fearful of breaking them. In this business, you need to know how to break the fundamentals and encourage a creator to go to the edge,” Reilly said of his MIPCOM participation, adding: “Some of the best work comes when we break the rules.”

The 27th edition of MIPCOM will run from Oct. 3 - 6 in Cannes.