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6 Winners Span 6 Countries: Chile, France, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands & The United Kingdom
NEW YORK, February 20, 2015 - The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced tonight the winners of the 3rd International Emmy® Kids Awards. Winning programs from Chile, France, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom are: Polseres Vermelles (The Red Band Society) (Kids:Series); Wild Kids (Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment); Mike The Knight (Kids: Pre-School); Con Que Suenas? (What’s Your Dream? Season 2), (Kids: Factual); Jungle Bunch to the Rescue (Kids: Animation) and Alles Mag (Anything Goes), (Kids: TV-Movie/Mini-Series). Complete winners information follows this release.
“There is great responsibility associated with creating content for children, and tonight’s winning programs demonstrate the high standard of quality the world has every right to expect,” said International Academy President, Bruce L. Paisner.
The Emmy® statues were presented on stage by a distinguished cast including: Emma Kenney (Shameless), Evan Roe (Madam Secretary), Brennan Clost (The Next Step). Ashley Aufderheide (The Slap) co-presenting with Hasbro’s Twilight Sparkle, Swedish kids programming host Doreen Mansson, German pre-school character Die Maus from WDR’s The Show with The Mouse and actress Marie Nasemann from WDR’s new kids series Armin’s Secret.
Over 250 international industry executives attended the event, held at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers, in New York City.
The International Emmy® Kids Awards presenting partners are: Shaw Rocket Fund, Hasbro Studios, SVT/DRTV, TV Kids, WDR mediagroup, Junior@MipTV and Ernst & Young.
3RD INTERNATIONAL EMMY® KIDS AWARD WINNERS
Polseres Vermelles (The Red Band Society)
Televisió de Catalunya / Castelao Pictures
Executive Producers: Susanna Jiménez, Conxa Orea, Sandra Fernández, Julio Fernández, Carlos Fernández, Pau Freixas, Albert Espinosa
Director: Pau Freixas
Writers: Albert Espinosa, Ivan Mercade, Pau Freixas
The Red Band Society is a story of friendship, overcoming obstacles and the will to live.
Jarowskij Enterprises / SVT – Sveriges Television
Executive Producer: Lisa Andrae, Anna Hallberg
Producer: Magnus Larsson
Director: Magnus Larsson
Principal Cast: Rickard Olsson (Host)
Ten Swedish children travel to the deep forests of Dalecarlia to compete in ‘Wild Kids.' They are divided into two teams, The Bears and The Lions, and from now on, it’s a fierce battle to win the competition. At stake is a trip to Africa where a treasure awaits.
Mike The Knight
HIT Entertainment / Nelvana Limited
Executive Producers: Marion Edwards, Colin Bohm, Irene Weibel
Producers: Denise Green, Jane Sobol, Jamie Piekarz
Director: Charles E. Bastien
Writers: Marc Seal (Head Writer), Tom Stevenson, Laura Beaumont, Paul Larson
Principal Cast: Trek Buccino, Erin Pitt, Alyson Court, Martin Roach, Andrew Sabiston, Nissae Isen, Matteo Bragoli, Beth Chalmers, Teresa Gallagher, Bob Golding
For Mike and his sister Evie, growing up in the Kingdom of Glendragon is an exciting, magical experience. They encounter trolls and Vikings, use trebuchets and enchantments and discover new characters and fresh locations - creating even more challenges for them to overcome
Con Que Suenas? (What's Your Dream?) Season 2
Mi Chica Producciones / CNTV / TVN
Executive Producer: Paula Gomez Vera
Producer: Francisca Urrutia
Director: Paula Gomez Vera
Writers: Carla Higueras, Juan Andres Condon
What’s Your Dream? is a documentary series which shows the contrasts and diversity of Chile through the lives of 7 to 13 year-old children from diverse locations in the country.
The Jungle Bunch to the Rescue
TAT Productions / Master Films
Producer: Jean-François Tosti
Producer: Jean-François Tosti
Director: David Alaux
Writers: Jean-François Tosti, Eric Tosti, David Alaux, Julien Fournet
If there’s a problem or an injustice in the jungle, no worry: pull the signal of the Jungle Bunch and they will rush to the rescue! It is impossible to get bored with these heroes, always ready for adventure. On top of that, their relationships are endless sources of comedy!
Alles mag (Anything Goes)
BIND / VPRO
Producers: Joram Willink, Piet-Harm Sterk
Director: Steven Wouterlood
Writers: Maarten van Voornveld, Chiel van der Wolf, Steven Wouterlood
Cast: Lars Jennissen, Indy Aponno, Patrick Stoof, Ricky Koole, Rosa Reuten, Bert Hana
After moving to Amsterdam, Tygo gives a class talk about Carnival. What starts as a general explanation of the festival, turns into a personal poignant account. Although his father always says that anything goes with Carnival, his father also shows him that even with Carnival, one can go too far.
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 50 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 and International Emmy® Kids Awards Ceremonies held in New York, The International Digital Emmy® 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 Academy was chartered with a mission to recognize excellence in television produced outside of the United States and it presents The International Emmy® Awards in the following twenty categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Current Affairs; Comedy; Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction; Digital Program: Non-Fiction; Documentary; Drama Series; Kids: Preschool; Kids: Animation; Kids: Factual; Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment; Kids: Series; Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series. For more information go to www.iemmys.tv. The International Academy also recognizes Non-English Language US primetime programming, with a new category added to the International Emmy® Awards competition in 2014.
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