Laurine Garaude, director of television at Mipcom and organizer of MipTV Reed Midem, resigns after more than a decade at the head of the two Cannes markets.
Garaude has worked at Reed Midem since 1993 and was in charge of television in 2009, contributing to the development and growth of Mipcom and MipTV, which are important benchmarks in the television calendar. Entertainment chief Jerome Delhaye and deputy television director Lucy Smith will take up their duties in the meantime.
It leaves at the end of the month after an unprecedented year in which the two markets were forced to come online due to the coronavirus pandemic. This year, Mip TV will also take place virtually as Covid-19 continues to rampage in Europe.
Garaude said: “Reed Midem has been a home from home for me and after almost three decades the time has come to retire. It has been a joy for me to work with such a brilliant team as well as with all of our amazing partners and customers around the world to create and deliver our world class markets.
Delhaye, Entertainment Director of Reed Midem, added: “She will be missed and we respect her decision to embark on a new adventure outside of Reed Midem.”