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Street magician Zack Mirza was up first, wowing the crowds with a cunning card trick…

 

Donald Sutherland, the legendary actor, was up next. He’s in town to promote new animated project, Pirate’s Passage.

 

Then a magic moment for Alison and Anieph Latchman of Jamaica’s Alcyone Animation, who won their place on the red carpet through our “Be the Star of MIPCOM” competition! “We’re super excited to be here, all the more so as it’s our first time in France,” they said. “We’ve already met Nickelodeon, and are looking forward to lots more meetings tomorrow!”

 

Next up: Gene Simmons, of KISS fame, now a MIP regular! He’s at MIPCOM 2014 for his new reality music show, Coliseum.

 

Eugene and Dan Levy, here with ITV Studios for new comedy, Schitt’s Creek.

 

Britain’s James Nesbitt and France’s Tcheky Karyo, here for The Missing; an entente cordiale sur le tapis rouge!

 

Rebecca Romijn then struck an alluring pose on the Martinez’ red carpet. She’s here for The Librarians.

 

Aunjanue Ellis, Cuba Gooding Jr, Lou Gossett, Clement Virgo, Lawrence Hill and John Morayness for The Book of Negroes, fresh out of the historical series’ World Premiere Screening.

 

Elizabeth Hurley, star of The Royals, then graced us with her presence!

 

Mira Sorvino, in Cannes for The Intruders, with her husband (1st) and costar John Simm (2nd!)

 

Nick Jonas, Frank Grillo & friend then took their turnn for Kingdom…

 

…and director M Night Shyamalan and actors Matt Dillon and Hernan Lopez (Wayward Pines) rounded off the proceedings in style!

 

Then the night went off with a bang, with fireworks over the sea for MIPCOM’s 30th anniversary. Hurrah!

 


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About Author

James Martin

As Head of Social Media for Reed MIDEM, James Martin oversees social strategy and deployment for B2B events MIPTV and MIPCOM, Midem (music industry) and MIPIM & MAPIC (real estate & retail). He is based in Reed MIDEM's Paris office.

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