WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR INTERNATIONAL EMMY® KIDS AWARDS @MIPTV

6 Winners Span 5 Countries: Australia, Japan, Norway, The Netherlands & The United Kingdom

 

Cannes/MIPTV, April 5, 2016 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced tonight the winners of the 4th International Emmy® Kids Awards which took place for the first time at MIPTV, in Cannes, in partnership with Reed MIDEM.

Winning programs from Australia, Japan, Norway, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom are: Nowhere Boys Series 2 (Kids: Series); Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter (Kids: Animation); Best i Mest (All-Round Champion) (Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment); Rabarber (Rhubarb) (Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series ); My Life: I Am Leo (Kids: Factual) and Bing (Kids: Pre-School). Complete winners’ information follows this release.

“Producers of children’s programming have a great responsibility towards their viewers and the broader audience and we are honored to be recognizing and showcasing the world’s best at MIPTV,” said International Academy President, Bruce L. Paisner. “We congratulate all the winners for their outstanding achievements and for setting the high-quality standard we all expect for kids.”

The Emmy® statues were presented on stage by an international cast of TV and digital personalities and character mascots including: YouTuber Cyrina Fiallo, Quebec comedian Cathleen Rouleau, Miss SupraNational Stephania Stegman, co-presenting with Majid Entertainment’s animation character Amoona, German pre-school character Die Maus from WDR’s The Program with The Mouse and actor Gil Ofarim from WDR’s kid’s series Arman’s Secret and Jeemtv soccer mascot Saham.

200 international industry executives attended the event, held at the Carlton Hotel, in Cannes, France during MIPTV.

The International Emmy® Kids Awards presenting partners are: Shaw Rocket Fund, Jeemtv, WDR mediagroup, Majid Entertainment, TV Kids, Ernst & Young and Kids@MIPTV.
4th International Emmy® Kids Awards Winners:

Kids: Preschool   
 
BingAcamar Films Production / Brown Bag Films
United Kingdom
Bing celebrates the noisy, joyful reality of life as a preschooler.

 Kids: Animation

Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter

NHK / NHK Enterprises / Dwango / Polygon Pictures
Japan
Ronja, born to a clan of forest robbers, grows up under the watchful eye of her family. One day, she is given permission to enter the forest alone. She discovers that the forest is both a beautiful and a frightening place, and learns how to live there.

Kids: Factual
 
My Life: I Am Leo
Nine Lives Media
United Kingdom
The motivation of this program is to widen the circle of understanding and compassion for transgender children, who often find their years at school very difficult. This film is about a transgender child.

 Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment   

Best i Mest (All-Round Champion)
NRK
Norway
All-Round Champion is a reality series featuring eight 14 year-old athletes from varying sports. Through eight episodes they will learn each other’s sport of choice and compete in them. We follow the contestants as they push their limits farther than they thought possible. Who will be the All-Round Champion?

Kids: Series   

Nowhere Boys Series 2
Matchbox Pictures
Australia
The Nowhere Boys have found their way home, only to discover that adventure doesn’t stop just because they’re back. As they experiment with their new and unpredictable powers over earth, wind, fire, and water, they realize that they aren’t the only ones who crossed back to this universe.

Kids: TV Movie / Mini-Series   

Rabarber (Rhubarb)
NL Film & TV / KRO-NCRV
Netherlands
Winnie and Siem get to know one another after Siem’s father and Winnie’s mother fall in love. The teenagers quickly get along, so they are concerned when the quarrels between their parents start to get worse. They decide to give them a hand.

About The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences  

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 60 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy’s yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards held in New York, The International Emmy® Kids Awards at MIPTV and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognizes excellence in television produced outside of the United States, as well as US Primetime programs produced in languages other than English, with the prestigious Emmy® Award. Currently celebrating programming across varied areas including: Arts Programming, Current Affairs, Comedy, Documentary, Drama Series, News, Non-Scripted Entertainment, Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series, it also recognizes excellence in Performances, Kids programming and Digital. For more information, go to www.iemmys.tv

About MIPTV
MIPTV is the world’s biggest TV and digital content market powering the unlimited potential of extraordinary stories. In April, professionals from across the TV and digital entertainment ecosystem gather in Cannes, France, to forge partnerships, seal distribution deals, network with their international executive peers, and attend high-level conferences and keynotes. MIPTV is also a key venue for early-stage development and financing deals, content acquisitions and programme sales. And with the MIPDigital Fronts – the premier global digital content market – empowering the new digital content era and bringing together the new online video ecosystem with the TV industry, MIPTV anticipates and shapes the future of entertainment. www.miptv.com

About MIPFormats
MIPFormats is the incubator for big ideas, the next wave of must-see formats. Taking place two days before MIPTV, MIPFormats is the only specialist conference for the global formats community where the world’s leading producers, commissioners, buyers and distributors discover the very best in entertainment formats.
www.mipformats.com
MEDIA CONTACTS

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships

Cell: +1-646-334-9299

eva.obadia@6058809c5b5d5.iemmys.tv

The Lippin Group

Matt Biscuitti

Tel: +1-212-986-7080

matt@lippingroup.com

 

Shonda Rhimes to Receive 2016 International Emmy® Founders Award

New York/Cannes-Miptv, April 4, 2016 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today that it will present the 2016 International Emmy® Founders Award to Shonda Rhimes, the prolific Writer, Executive Producer and Creator behind global hit series Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Private Practice and How to Get Away with Murder. Rhimes will accept the Award at the 44th International Emmy® Awards Gala, on Monday, November 21, 2016, in New York City.   

 “Shonda Rhimes is in a league of her own- not only does she have an entire night of primetime on ABC in the United States, but her groundbreaking shows and iconic characters are avidly followed by over 300 million viewers worldwide, in 67 languages,” said Academy President & CEO, Bruce L. Paisner. “We look forward to honoring her boundless creative artistry and unique production talent with our Founders Award.” 
 
“I am continually amazed by the global reach of television and have been so fortunate to have fans of my shows around the world,” said Rhimes. “To be recognized for this by the International Television Academy is truly an honor.”   
 
For her collective work on her various shows, Rhimes is the recipient of a Golden Globe for Outstanding Television Drama, Peabody Award, Television Producer of the Year by the Producers Guild of America, Writers Guild Award for Best New Series, GLAAD Media Award, as well as numerous AFI Awards for Television Program of the Year and an unprecedented 6 NAACP Image Awards for Writing for Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series plus 8 NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Drama Series.    
 
Rhimes has twice been included in TIME Magazine’s 100 list of the most influential people along with Fortune Magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business,” and Glamour Magazine’s “Women of the Year.”  In 2013, Rhimes was appointed by President Obama to serve as Trustee for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In 2014, Rhimes, along with producing partner Betsy Beers, received the Directors Guild of America’s prestigious Diversity Award. Rhimes was additionally a 2014 recipient of the W. E. B. Du Bois Medal from Harvard and the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award from The Hollywood Reporter. In 2015, Rhimes was awarded the Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement from the Writers Guild of America, West, as well as inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame. She was additionally honored with the Ally for Equality Award from the Human Rights Council, the Eleanor Roosevelt Global Women’s Rights Award from the Feminist Majority Foundation and the 2016 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television from the Producers Guild.   
 

In 2004, Rhimes created her production company Shondaland. Her latest series The Catch, recently premiered on ABC, March 24th.

 

About The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 60 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy’s yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards held in New York, The International Emmy® Kids Awards at MIPTV and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognizes excellence in television produced outside of the United States, as well as US Primetime programs produced in languages other than English, with the prestigious Emmy® Award. Currently celebrating programming across varied areas including: Arts Programming, Current Affairs, Comedy, Documentary, Drama Series, News, Non-Scripted Entertainment, Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series, it also recognizes excellence in Performances, Kids programming and Digital. For more information, go to www.iemmys.tv

 

MEDIA CONTACTS 

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships
Cell: +1-646-334-9299
eva.obadia@6058809c5b5d5.iemmys.tv

The Lippin Group
Matt Biscuitti
Tel: +1-212-986-7080
matt@lippingroup.com