Endemol Shine Americas Co-Chairman takes stage at MIP Cancun

17 Aug 2016

Reed MIDEM today announces that Cris Abrego, Co-Chairman of Endemol Shine Americas and Co-CEO of Endemol Shine North America, will keynote at MIP Cancun 2016, on Friday 18 November 2016 and share the process that Endemol Shine follows to select, develop and fund both scripted and non-scripted content in the region.

The third edition of MIP Cancun, the Latin American TV Market and Summit, will take place in Cancun, Mexico from 16 to 18 November 2016, hosting the region’s only dedicated think-tank for TV programming, production, acquisition and digital opportunities.

Abrego, alongside colleague Charlie Corwin, leads the North American and Latin American operations of global content creator, producer and distributor Endemol Shine Group, which has a diverse portfolio of companies in over 30 markets, and is behind some of the world’s most prominent hit formats and series across TV and online platforms. The company’s global properties include Big Brother, MasterChef, The Island, Hunted and drama series such as Peaky Blinders, Broadchurch, Bron and Kingdom.

Last year under Abrego and Corwin, Endemol Shine Latino launched its Spanish-language operations in both the USA and Mexico, producing successful local versions of Big Brother in both territories, as well as MasterChef and MasterChef Junior in Mexico, and its first US Spanish-language scripted series, El Vato for NBC Universo.

"I’m thrilled to be participating in this year’s MIP Cancun. As we continue to build upon the success Endemol Shine has already enjoyed in Latin America, this emerging conference will provide a valuable forum for connecting with key players from across the region," said Abrego.

Ted Baracos, Director of Market Development at Reed MIDEM commented: "Cris Abrego is one of the leading creators and pioneers of reality TV and now leading Endemol Shine’s efforts across the Americas. We are delighted to have Cris join this year’s MIP Cancun Summit to share the process of deploying original ideas in a region where drama and reality television are so important."

The MIP Cancun Summit will also include keynotes from Manuel Abud, President and CEO, Azteca America and John Farrell, Director YouTube Latinoamerica and will welcome some of the industry’s most inspired thinkers and visionaries shaping the future of television and digital entertainment in Latin America and the US Hispanic markets, including: Fidela Navarro, Distribution of Content and Pay TV Director, Azteca TV; Eric Jungersen, CEO America TV; Coty Cagliolo, VP of Development for Latam, FremantleMedia; Michela Giorelli, Vice President, Production and Development, Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic; Marcelo Liberini, Head of Digital, Caracol; and Anna Gordon, EVP, Latin America and US Hispanic, BBC Worldwide.

For more information visit the MIP Cancun website.

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