Cannes, 16 October 2018 – Reed MIDEM, organiser of MIPCOM presented today a lifetime achievement award to Toru Ota, Senior Executive Managing Director of Fuji Television Network, Japan.
The award was presented in Cannes during MIPCOM by Paul Zilk, CEO of Reed MIDEM in recognition of Ota’s outstanding contribution to television production during the course of his career.
Over the last 30 years Ota has been highly instrumental in the creation of a major drama trend in Japan, including the launch of “Tokyo Love Story” which was the first Japanese drama series to become a breakthrough success in China and Asia.
The MIPCOM Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded to talented individuals who have dedicated their career to creating and broadcasting quality programming.

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