Campion to get Creative at Mipcom

She will lead masterclass at the TV mart

BIARRITZ — Helmer Jane Campion is set to take part in Creative Talks, a series of masterclasses hosted by Variety parent Reed Midem during the upcoming Mipcom TV market at Cannes.

Campion will be joined by Gerard Lee, co-creator and co-writer of her new TV series “Top of the Lake.”

Born in New Zealand and based in Australia, Campion achieved international recognition with her 1993 drama “The Piano,” winner of a flurry of awards, including an Oscar and a Palme d’Or at Cannes.

Her last directorial effort, “Bright Star,” centering on the romance between 19th century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne, played in competition at Cannes.

Campion’s TV credits range from the 1986 series “Dancing Daze,” which she directed, to the 2008 documentary “Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story,” an episode of the PBS docu series “Independent Lens,” which she exec produced.

Set in New Zealand, “Top of the Lake” stars Elisabeth Moss, Holly Hunter, Peter Mullan and David Wenham.

Show is exec produced by See-Saw Films’ Emile Sherman and Iain Canning plus Campion in association with Screen Australia, Screen NSW and Fulcrum Media Finance for the BBC, BBC Worldwide, UKTV and the Sundance Channel.

Mipcom runs Oct. 8-11.

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