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The Handmaid’s Tale executive producer Ilene Chaiken will keynote at this year’s international television market MIPTV in Cannes.
The Emmy winner will speak as part of the confab’s “pushing boundaries” program track on how to break through the global glut of series in order to connect with international audiences as the industry battles for eyeballs across platforms.
Chaiken has been a leader in diversity, bringing new voices to TV. She created Showtime’s groundbreaking lesbian drama The L Word and was showrunner for the first four seasons of Fox’s Empire. Chaiken is currently under a multiyear producing deal with 20th Century Fox Television and is already on board the upcoming L Word reboot, as well.
The speaker track will be part of the conference’s content development slate, which will focus on showcasing new and potential projects to financiers and commissioners. MIPTV will partner with the TV festival CanneSeries for the Drama Creative Forum.
CanneSeries is set to run April 5-10, and MIPTV is set to run April 8-11.
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