2014 International Digital Emmy® Awards Nominees Announced

YOUTUBE TO RECEIVE PIONEER PRIZE

NEW YORK, February 24, 2014 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today the 2014 International Digital Emmy® Awards Nominees, and Pioneer Prize recipient. The Emmys and the Pioneer Prize will be presented on Monday, April 7 at MIPTV in Cannes.
 
There are 12 nominees in 3 categories, Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction and Digital Program: Non-Fiction. The full list of Nominees from: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Portugal, Singapore, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, follows this release.
 
The International Academy will present the 2014 Pioneer Prize to YouTube for its innovative contributions to the field of digital entertainment. Alex Carloss, Head of Entertainment, will accept on behalf of his company. With one billion monthly users, YouTube is currently localized in 61 countries across 61 languages. 80% of its traffic comes from outside the US.

The Emmys and Pioneer Prize will be presented at the International Digital Emmy Awards ceremony, sponsored by the Bell Fund of Canada for the second year in a row, during MIPTV’s Opening night festivities at the Martinez Hotel. Over 200 international executives across all sectors of the mobile, entertainment, and internet industries, are expected to attend.

“This year’s nominated programs represent every inhabited continent on earth,” said International Academy President & CEO, Bruce L. Paisner. “How fitting that we are presenting our 2014 Pioneer Prize to YouTube, a major agent of growth and distribution of digital content throughout the world since its creation in 2005.

All nominated programs will be showcased at MIPCube, during a special session, sponsored by the Bell Fund of Canada and designed to give MIPTV participants the opportunity to see excerpts of the programs and meet the nominees. 

2014 INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL EMMY® AWARDS NOMINEES:

 
DIGITAL PROGRAM: CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

Malhação (Young Hearts)
Interactive – Season 21
TV Globo
Brazil
 
Shujaaz.FM Reloaded
Well Told Story
Kenya
 
Max & Billy’s Drill Machine Girl
NewBeTV / EYE / MovieZone / SNS REAAL Fonds / Veronica / Just
The Netherlands
 
Time Tremors
Xenophile Media / The People’s Republic of Animation / CBC / Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
Canada
 
DIGITAL PROGRAM: FICTION
 
Real Escape Game TV
Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
Japan
 
Collider
Beactive Entertainment, S.A. / FICA – Fundo de Investimento para o Cinema e Audiovisual
Portugal
 
#7DaysLater
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) / Ludo Studio P/L
Australia
 
Latitudes
Losbragas / House Entertainment
Brazil
 
 
DIGITAL PROGRAM: NON-FICTION
 
Rising Star
Tedy Productions for Keshet Broadcasting LTD
Israel
 
Perfect Storms Interactive
Secret Location / Shaw Media / Entertainment One
Canada
 
D-Day As It Happens
Windfal Films Ltd. and Digit London Ltd. for Channel 4
United Kingdom
 
WomenTalk TV
WomentalkTV Pte Ltd / House of Ou Studios Pte Ltd.
Singapore

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 2014 International Emmy® Awards competition.

About The Bell Fund
The Bell Fund provides grants to Canadian independent producers who develop and produce excellent cross-platform digital content designed to complement and enhance associated television programs. It has invested $135 M in the production of 1300 cross-platform projects since 1997. The Bell Fund also undertakes training, research, business development and promotion for the digital media industry. The Bell Fund receives annual contributions of approximately $14 M from Canada’s Bell TV as part of its broadcast distribution undertaking (BDU) contributions to the industry. In addition, the Bell Fund receives interest generated by a $10M endowment and contributions from Aliant. The Bell Fund is incorporated as a not-for-profit organization, governed by an independent Board of Directors representing various sectors of the television and new media industry.

About MIPTV
MIPTV – now in its 51st year – is the world’s most powerful and prestigious market and creative incubator for content on every screen. In early April, professionals from across the TV and digital entertainment spectrum gather in Cannes, France for four days of intensive networking, trading, screenings, and high-level conferences and keynotes. MIPTV is also a key venue for early-stage development and financing deals, content acquisitions and program sales. Meanwhile, the MIPCube forum – an integral part of the MIPTV week – explores the ways in which technology and creativity are working together to enrich and reinvent the viewing experience. The weekend prior to MIPTV sees the MIPDoc and MIPFormats showcases, now recognized as among the world’s most influential events for the non-fiction and unscripted programming industries.

 
MEDIA CONTACTS

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships
Tel: +1-212-489-6969
[email protected]

The Lippin Group
Don Ciaramella
Tel: +1-212-986-7080
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Second International Emmy® Kids Award Winners Announced WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR INTERNATIONAL EMMY® KIDS AWARDS

OVER 300 INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES CONVENE IN NEW YORK TO CELEBRATE EXCELLENCE IN INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING AND HONOR WINNERS FROM BRAZIL, CANADA AND THE UNITED KINGDOM

NEW YORK, February 10, 2014 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced tonight the winners of the 2nd International Emmy® Kids Awards. Winning programs from Brazil, Canada, and the United Kingdom are: Pedro & Bianca(Kids: Series); Pet School, (Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment); Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom (Kids: Pre-School); Same But Different (Kids: Factual); Room on the Broom (Kids: Animation) and The Phantoms (Kids: TV-Movie/Mini-Series). Complete winners information follows this release.

“We all know what a great challenge and responsibility it is to produce for children,” said International Academy President, Bruce L. Paisner. “Tonight’s winning programs demonstrate the high standard of quality programming we expect for kids television, and we are proud to recognize them with the Emmy.” 
 
The Emmy® statues were presented on stage by a distinguished cast including: Canadian actor Demetrius Joyette, Swedish and Danish kids programming hosts Malin Olsson and Christian Volfing, German pre-school character Die Maus from The Show with The Mouse with co-creator Arwin Maiwald, Sesame Street’s Allison Bartlett and Broadway actress and singer Lesli Margherita currently starring as Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda.
 
Over 300 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 and Ernst & Young.

SECOND INTERNATIONAL EMMY® KIDS AWARDS NOMINEES:

KIDS: SERIES
 
Pedro & Bianca
TV Cultura – Fundação Padre Anchieta / Secretaria da Educação do Estado de São Paulo
Brazil
Producers: Geórgia Costa Araújo, Luciano Patrick
Directors:Roberto Moreira, Fabio Mendonça
Writers:Mariana Trench Bastos, Cao Hamburger
Principal Cast:Gorete Milagres, Thogun Teixeira, Heslaine Vieira, Giovanni Gallo
 
Pedro and Bianca are rare non-identical twins; Pedro is white, and Bianca is black. Their father is a black electrician named Edison and their mother is a white hairdresser named Zuzu. ‘Pedro & Bianca’ shows the adolescent world through the twins’ point of view.
 
KIDS: NON-SCRIPTED ENTERTAINMENT
 
Pet School
Cineflix (Pet School) Limited
United Kingdom
Executive Producers: Nick Cory-Wright, Camilla Lewis
Producers: Chris Atteshlis, Tim Duck, David Taylor
Directors: Chris Atteshlis, Tim Duck, David Taylor
Writer: Christopher McGuire
Principal Cast: Aaron Craze
 
On Pet School children learn what it really takes to look after animals. For two weeks, nine kids work and play alongside a menagerie of cool creatures. With cameras capturing every moment of it, their goal is to convince mom and dad that they’ve got what it takes to have their own animal companion.
 
KIDS: PRESCHOOL
 
Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom
Astley Baker Davies Ltd.
United Kingdom
Executive Producers: Laura Clunie, Olivier Dumont Producer: Phil Davies
Directors: Neville Astley, Mark Baker
Writers: Neville Astley, Mark Baker, Sam Morrison, Gary Parker
Principal Cast: Preston Nyman, Sian Taylor
 
Holly is a young fairy princess who is still learning how to fly. Her best friend, Ben Elf, doesn’t have wings, and he doesn’t do magic. But elves are very good at making things – especially toys. They live in the Little Kingdom, a tiny land where flowers and grass rise above the tallest towers.
 
KIDS: FACTUAL
 
Same But Different
Libra Television / David & Goliath
United Kingdom
Producer: Louise Lynch
Director: David Barnes
 
Same But Different features portraits of 7 to 11 year olds from the UK, each with a different disability, learning difference, or medical condition. The stories aim to increase children’s understanding of, and empathy with their peers. It aims to show that while we are all different, we actually have much in common.
 
KIDS: ANIMATION
 
Room on the Broom
Magic Light Pictures
United Kingdom
Producers: Michael Rose, Martin Pope
Directors: Max Lang, Jan Lachauer
Writers: Julia Donaldson, Max Lang
Principal Cast: Gillian Anderson, Simon Pegg, Rob Brydon, Martin Clunes, Sally Hawkins, David Walliams
 
Based on the children’s picture book, Room on the Broom, this animated film is a magical tale about friendship and family. The story is about a kind witch who invites a surprising collection of animals to join her on her broom, much to the frustration of her cat. The gang ultimately saves the witch from a fearsome dragon, and in gratitude she rewards them with a magnificent new broom which has room for everyone.
 
KIDS: TV MOVIE/MINI-SERIES
 
The Phantoms
Dream Street Pictures Inc.
Canada
Producers: Timothy M. Hogan, Rick LeGuerrier
Director: Sudz Sutherland
Writer: Andrew Wreggitt
Principal Cast: Tyler Johnston, Holly Deveaux, Kyle Mac; Greg Bryk, Joy Tanner, Wally Mackinnon, Wendel Meldrum
 
Inspired by real events, The Phantoms is about a high school basketball team and its difficult road to success after a devastating bus crash which takes the lives of seven players and the wife of the coach. Against all odds, the players gel as a team, advancing towards the championship while lifting the spirit of their small town.

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® Awardsat 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 2014 International Emmy® Awards competition.
 

MEDIA CONTACTS

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships
Tel: +1-212-489-6969
[email protected]

The Lippin Group
Matt Biscuitti
Tel: +1-212-986-7080
[email protected]