Presse / 2003

Samstag, 11. Oktober 2003

BRAINPOOL production "Alt & Durchgeknallt" nominated for an International Emmy Award

In the "Popular Arts Scripted" category, the German comedy smash hit is competing with three other productions: "Lenny Henry in Pieces" (Tiger Aspect Productions/Great Britain), "The Perfect Manual" (TV Asahi/Japan) and "The Kumars at No 42" (Hat Trick Productions/Great Britain).

This year, the "International Emmy Awards" will be presented by the "International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences" (NATAS) for the 31st time. An international jury comprising producers, directors and heads of broadcasting presents the awards in seven categories.
The official announcement of the winners takes place within the context of the "Gala Dinner" on November 24, 2003 in New York City.

This nomination, "Alt & Durchgeknallt" has been proposed for an international award for the second time. In May of this year, the sketch show was nominated for a "Rose d’Or de Montreux". "Alt & Durchgeknallt" was aired in April and May of this year, every Friday at 10:45 p.m. on Sat.1 and attracted up to 2.3 million viewers from the age of 3 with a market share of 17% among 14 to 49-year-olds.

Jörg Grabosch, Chief Content Officer at VIVA Media AG and Member of the BRAINPOOL TV AG Board of Directors: "We are thrilled that the uniqueness of this production is now being recognized and receiving tributes outside Germany. The nomination for "Alt & Durchgeknallt" for the "International Emmy Award" demonstrates that German television products are suitable for export if producers are willing and daring enough to create something truly innovative."

Last year, the successful BRAINPOOL production, "Ladykracher" (Lady Cracker) featuring Anke Engelke, was also nominated for the "International Emmy Award".

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