International Digital Emmy Nominees Announced

From; worldscreen.com

By Kristin Brzoznowski

Published: March 1, 2010

PARIS/NEW YORK: There are 13 nominees across three categories for this year’s International Digital Emmy Awards, which will be presented at a special ceremony on April 12 at MIPTV.

The nominees come from seven different countries—Brazil, Canada, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the U.K.— with first-time nominations for Brazil, Hong Kong and New Zealand. In the category for children & young people is Cross Media Experimental Project: HK File.X from Radio Television Hong Kong; Inside Hana’s Suitcase from Xenophile Media, Rhombus Media, My Pet Skeleton and CBC; and Reservoir Hill from KHF Media, Television New Zealand and New Zealand On Air. Further nominees in the category are The Space Trainees from MediaCity, Sveng.com, Olof and 4xM and The Well from Conker Media and BBC Switch.

Leading off the fiction category are Final Punishment from BeActive Entertainment, Altec do Brasil, Canal Oi and Milagro; Pietshow II from Grundy UFA TV Produktions; and Primeval Evolved from ITV1, itv.com, Hoodum and Impossible Pictures. Print Friends from FremantleMedia and FMX rounds out the category. Non-fiction contenders include Construction and Fall of the Berlin Wallfrom ZDF Enterprises and Digital Revolution from the BBC and The Open University. Also scoring nominations in the non-fiction arena are the BBC’sHunger to Learn and Last Chance to See.

“The 2010 nominees showcase global excellence in programming on digital platforms and we congratulate them for their outstanding achievements,” said Bruce L. Paisner, the president and CEO of The International Academy.

The International Academy will also present a special award, the Pioneer Prize, which will be presented to Heroes‘ creator and executive producer Tim Kring, for his contribution to the fields of digital television and cross-platform entertainment with Heroes Evolutions.

Original Article at http://worldscreen.com/articles/display/24547

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