October 5 agenda: MIPCOM in Cannes

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Monday's selection: the year's event for the global entertainment industry takes place in France, the Nobel Laureates for Medicine are named, and Hong Kong organizes a celebration of Chinese film in honor of China's 60th anniversary.




MIPCOM in Cannes
October 5-9

This tradeshow in the south of France is the global content event for creating, co-producing, buying, selling, financing and distributing entertainment content across all platforms, providing the key decision-makers in the TV, film, digital and audiovisual content, production and distribution industry with the only market conference and networking forum to trade content rights on a global level. Participants include Simpsons's creator Matt Groening, US Comedian Jerry Seinfeld, and more.

Chinese Film Panorama in Hong Kong
October 5 - November 11
Hong Kong/China

Hong Kong is taking part in the 60th anniversary of China with a month-long Chinese Film Panorama scheduling mainland Chinese films designed to "instill a sense of belonging among Hongkongers,'' according to organizers.

Nobel Prize for Medicine
October 5

The first of the Nobel Prizes to be announced, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is selected by 50 voting members composed of professors in medical subjects at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. Last year's prize was given to Germany's Harald zur Hausen for his research on cervical cancer and France's Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier, for their discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).