Shonda Rhimes to Be Honored as MIPCOM Personality of the Year

Courtesy of PMK
Shonda Rhimes

She will be feted during a gala dinner in Cannes on Oct. 19.

Shonda Rhimes, creator and writer of such hit shows as Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder, is this year's MIPCOM personality of the year, organizers said Tuesday.

Rhimes, whose TV credits also include Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice and The Catch, will be honored at a gala dinner for international TV executives at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes on Oct. 19. She also will be featured at a "Media Mastermind Session" at the Palais des Festivals during MIPCOM.

“I have always been amazed by the power and global reach of television,” said Rhimes. “It is an incredible feeling to know that audiences around the world have enjoyed the shows and characters that I have created and I couldn’t be more honored to receive the MIPCOM Personality of the Year award.”