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Monaco,  7th May  -  A stellar line-up of international jury members from across the width and breadth of the television, entertainment, news, documentary and journalism worlds will convene in Monaco 13th-18th June 2015 to decide the winners of the 55th Monte-Carlo Television Festival Golden Nymph Awards, it was announced today by Laurent Puons, CEO.

The Television Films Jury members are, Eric Close, President; leading actress Bo Derek (Fashion House, Ten) French actress Valérie Kaprisky (Section de Recherches, Le Secret d’Elise, Meurtres à La Rochelle) and Hiroshi Kurosaki, director and producer from NHK Japan.

The TV Series Jury will be made up of President Patrick Duffy; German actor Henning Baum (The Last Cop); Camilla Hammerich, Danish producer (Borgen); Spanish actress Nathalie Poza (Imperium, Hispania la leyenda) and UK screenwriter and producer Jeff Pope (Cilla, Philomena).

The Mini Series Jury will consist of President Ron Perlman; Danish actor Kim Bodnia (The Bridge); French actor Bruno Wolkowitch (Les Hommes de l’Ombre, Borderline, Un Père Coupable, Meurtres à Carcassonne); actress, director and producer Emily Mortimer (The Newsroom, Doll & Em) and Alan Poul, director and producer (The Newsroom, Six Feet Under).

News Jury members, led by President Bianca Jagger, will be UK media and journalism education consultant, Fiona Chesterton; David Dieudonné, regional bureau chief at AFP France; Felipe Sahagun, journalist at El Mundo and professor of International Relations at the Complutense University of Madrid and Gardenia Trezzini, editor in chief of International News Magazines, Euronews.

Laurent Puons comments, “We are delighted to celebrate the 55th anniversary of our Festival this year. For this milestone event we have brought together well-known and award-winning talent, producers and directors who, as jury members, will turn the spotlight on our international competition in Monte-Carlo, selecting the ultimate Golden Nymph Award recipients on June 18th. I would also like to thank our many pre-selection committee members, for their help in producing an outstanding shortlist of nominated programmes and highlighting the best in international production through this prestigeuous competition.”

The Monte-Carlo Television Festival Golden Nymph Competition encompasses Television Films, TV Series, Mini Series and News is open to all international networks, distributors and production companies. Each year, more than 40 countries are represented in the competition, with more than 50 programmes selected for nomination and final judging by international juries composed of distinguished industry professionals and leading creative and acting talent.

About the Monte-Carlo Television Festival

Held in the principality of Monaco for more than 50 years, the Monte-Carlo Television Festival has an exceptional history of celebrating the best in global television programming.

Launched by Prince Rainier III in 1961, the Festival’s primary objective was to recognise television as an outstanding means of bringing cultures together and enhancing their respective knowledge.  This objective is reflected in every aspect of the Festival’s history, as a host of renowned celebrities and industry leaders have travelled to Monaco from all over the world to participate in the event.   

The Monte-Carlo Television Festival is now a key annual event in the television industry calendar, attracting a host of acting and creative talent from around the world.  The event also hosts an extensive publicity programme within the prestigious Grimaldi Forum, which sees more than 3,000 press interviews taking place. Attended by more than 300 international print, online, radio and TV journalists, it generates press attention and coverage around the globe. 

From the Opening Ceremony to the Golden Nymph Awards Ceremony, an array of premiere screenings, receptions and parties take place throughout the Festival.

Notes to Editors

Full bios of all Jury members are available on www.tvfestival.com


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