EbonyLife’s Mosunmola “Mo” Abudu, writer and showrunner Ilene Chaiken, Banijay’s Stéphane Courbit and Sky Vision’s Jane Millichip have been selected to receive the 2019 Médailles d’Honneur at MIPTV.
Abudu is the CEO of EbonyLife Media. One of the most prolific producers in Africa, Abudu launched Nigerian broadcaster and producer EbonyLife TV in 2013, producing over 1,000 hours of original programming each year.
On the other hand, Chaiken who received an Emmy for Showtime series, The L Word and among other awards, for Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, will also be honored. She was the showrunner for the first four seasons of Empire and serves as EP for The L Word reboot, which was recently was picked up by Showtime.
Courbit who is a French entrepreneur and chairman of Banijay Group, created in January 2008 will also be awarded the honor. He triggered the merger between Banijay and Zodiak Media, creating a production and distribution powerhouse that is responsible for global hit brands such as Temptation Island, Survivor, Wife Swap and Versailles.
Millichip who is the managing director of Sky Vision, since 2013, has spearheaded the company’s investment in nine U.K. and U.S. production companies and expanded the distribution business into high-end dramas and prime-time factual.
The four honorees will receive their MIPTV Médailles d’Honneur at a cocktail and awards ceremony taking place at the InterContinental Carlton Hotel in Cannes on Monday, April 8 2019.
The MIPTV Médailles d’Honneur are awarded to senior executives who have, through their talent, leadership and passion, made a significant contribution to the world of television and the development of the international TV community.