The award was bestowed at a special ceremony in the Grand Auditorium of the Cannes Palais, following an onstage interview between Darroch and senior international correspondent, Leo Barraclough, about Sky’s strategy. The session was hosted by Jerome Delhaye, director of Reed Midem’s entertainment division.
The event was followed by a cocktail reception at the Martinez Hotel, attended by Sky and Variety staff and valued industry partners. Among those attending were Endemol Shine boss Sophie Turner Laing, Belisa Balaban, exec VP, original programming, Pivot, Samuel and Victor Hadida, the owners of Metropolitan Filmexport, Rola Bauer, CEO of Tandem Prods., and Martin Moszkowicz, Constantin Film’s chairman of the executive board.
Among Sky staffers at the event were Jane Millichip, managing director of sales arm Sky Vision, Zai Bennett, the director of Sky’s drama channel Sky Atlantic, and Sarah Wright, Sky’s director of acquisitions.
Samuel Hadida (left) and Victor Hadida (right) with Jeremy Darroch
Jeremy Darroch, Endemol Shine boss Sophie Turner Laing
Chris Loveall, VP, scripted programming at Pivot (left), Belisa Balaban, exec VP, original programming, Pivot (right)