Speaker Profile MIPCOM

Shigemichi Sugita

Job TitlePresident

Company NameNihon Eiga Broadcasting Corporation.


Born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan in 1943, he joined Fuji Television Network, Inc. in 1967. Since 1981, Sugita directed a popular drama series titled “From Northern Country”, and became known as a key figure in Japan’s TV drama industry. So far, he has produced over 100 TV dramas and directed films such as “ORACION” in 1988 and “Saigo no Chushingura (The Last Ronin)” in 2010. In 2001, he was appointed the president of Nihon Eiga Broadcasting Corporation. In 2015, he directed “A Duel Tale”, a TV adaptation of Shuhei Fujisawa's novel for Samurai Drama Channel, which won the 2017 Gold World Medal in New York Festivals World's Best Television & Films' Drama Special category.


About the company:

Nihon Eiga Broadcasting Corporation is Japan’s satellite and cable broadcasting television company, dedicated to Japanese movies and dramas. The company owns and operates Japanese Movie Channel and Samurai Drama Channel. Not only programming and broadcasting Japanese movies and TV dramas, but also the two channels create original TV programs and movies. Especially, our Japanese costume dramas are highly regarded and appreciated as entertaining programs, all over the country in Japan.

Conference Sessions


    14-10-2019, 17:40 - 18:30, Auditorium A, Palais 3

    Given the current enthusiasm television audiences around the world are showing for drama series, how are distributors finding success with costume drama in inte...

    • Language: English
      1. Event Date
        Mon, Oct 14
      2. Event Theme MIPCOM / MIPJunior
        Industry Spotlight
      3. Event Type MIPCOM / MIPJunior
        Panel Discussion

    15-10-2019, 11:30 - 13:45, Auditorium A, Palais 3

    Presented by Samurai Drama Channel   'Kikyo - The Return’ is a samurai drama using the latest ‘8K’ technology to visualize the novel of Shuhei Fujisawa. The l...

    • Language: English
      1. Event Date
        Tue, Oct 15
      2. Event Theme MIPCOM / MIPJunior
        World Premiere TV Screenings
      3. Event Type MIPCOM / MIPJunior

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