Speaker Profile MIPCOM

Bunmi Akintonwa

Job TitleManaging Director

Company NameThe Little Blackook


Bunmi Akintonwa is the  CEO of distribution and production company the Little Black Book Company and founder of UNTAPPED, a new production and social impact company.

Bunmi began her 25+ year media career as a freelance journalist and lifestyle editor for UK’s black newspaper, The Voice. She moved into TV as a writer, researcher and presenter for C4 and ITV youth programmes and quickly progressed to producer.   She has worked across multiple genres (general entertainment, documentaries,  live music, live sports, drama, formats, movies) for productions in the UK, Italy, France, US, Sweden and Finland.

Bunmi has also held various international broadcaster roles:  VP, Acquisitions, for pay TV channel Orbit TV (OSN), Head of Western Programming channels for ART,  acquisitions consultant for SKY Italia and Liberty Global, and helped launch On the Docks, a VOD platform for Italian filmmakers.

In 2003 Bunmi set up media consultancy the little black book co and clients have included Dentsu,  Live Earth, UK’s Channel 5, Nokia, Blink TV and basketball association, FIBA.

A founder member of pressure group, Diversify TV, dedicated to championing and promoting diversity in all its forms across the international television industry, she is also a judge and organiser of the annual DiversifyTV Excellence Awardsand   a member of the MIPMarkets Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board.


Bunmi’s latest venture is UNTAPPED: a network of underrepresented executives and creatives joining forces to produce,  acquire, promote and distribute inclusive scripted and unscripted content  to the international market.

Conference Sessions


    16-10-2019, 08:30 - 10:00, Verrière Grand Auditorium, Palais 1

    Mentoring breakfast co-hosted with MediaClub’Elles   By invitation   The 3rd international mentoring & networking event where seasoned professionals from ar...

    • Language: English
      1. Event Date
        Wed, Oct 16
      2. Event Type MIPCOM / MIPJunior
        By Invitation Only