KIEFER SUTHERLAND, AWARD-WINNING ACTOR AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, GIVES MIPCOM MEDIA MASTERMIND KEYNOTE

Paris, 22 September 2016Kiefer Sutherland, Award-winning actor and executive producer, will deliver the Media Mastermind Keynote on Monday October 17th at 4:40pm in the Grand Auditorium at MIPCOM 2016.

Kiefer Sutherland is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor who starred in the groundbreaking Fox drama series “24” as special agent, Jack Bauer. He will next be seen starring in “Designated Survivor” from The Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios, distributed internationally by eOne.

“Designated Survivor” is a conspiracy thriller and family drama about an ordinary man in an extraordinary situation. The series follows a lower level United States Cabinet member, Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland), who is suddenly appointed President after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.

Featuring a stellar cast including Natascha McElhone (Californication) as Kirkman’s wife, an equal employment opportunity attorney, Maggie Q (Nikita) as Hannah, the lead FBI agent on the bombing of the Capitol, Kal Penn (House) as Kirkman’s speech writer, Adan Canto (Narcos) as his senior advisor, and Italia Ricci (Chasing Life) as his no-nonsense Chief of Staff Emily, the series is from The Mark Gordon Company (Grey’s Anatomy, Ray Donovan, Quantico, Criminal Minds) and ABC Studios, and created by David Guggenheim (Safe House, Bad Boys 3), who executive produces with Simon Kinberg (The Martian, X-Men), Kiefer Sutherland, Mark Gordon (Grey’s Anatomy), Nick Pepper (Quantico), Suzan Bymel and Aditya Sood, alongside showrunner Jon Feldman (Dirty Sexy Money). The pilot is directed by Paul McGuigan (Scandal, Sherlock). Jacqueline Sacerio oversees the project for The Mark Gordon Company.

The global entertainment content market, MIPCOM takes place in Cannes, France from 17-20 October 2016. Kiefer Sutherland joins a stellar line-up of Media Mastermind Keynote speakers including Sean Cohan, President, International and Digital Media, A+E Networks; Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, YouTube; Marion Edwards, President, 20th Century Fox Television Distribution; Adi Hasak creator and executive producer; Kazuo Hirai, President and CEO of Sony Corporation; David Linde, Chief Executive Officer, Participant Media; Ben Sherwood, Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks, President, Disney-ABC Television Group; and Sophie Watts, President, STX Entertainment.

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