North Rhine-Westphalia: Germany At Its Best Meets International Emmys 2012
During the International Emmy World Television Festival, the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will be presenting the International Emmys to the world’s best TV programs over the coming week. This year, again more than 700 TV-experts from 50 different countries are expected for the festival (17.-18.11.) and the awards ceremony (19.11.) in New York. Host of the event is the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with its president and CEO, Mr. Bruce Paisner.
Since 2009, Germany’s leading TV location, the State of North Rhine-Westphalia has been a presence at the annual TV festival with a star-studded delegation of television-makers. This year’s delegation includes among others: North Rhine-Westphalian producers Ms. Bettina Brokemper (Heimatfilm, “Melancholia”), International Emmy Award Winner Mr. Leopold Hoesch (Broadview), Mr. Daniel Hetzer (action concept), Mr. Michael Souvignier (Zeitsprung) and Mr. Sam Davis (Rowboat), Ms. Claudia Michelsen and Mr. Wotan Wilke Möhring, and TV-presenters Mr. Joko Winterscheidt and Mr. Klaas Heufer-Umlauf.
After the festival and awards ceremony, another highlight awaits German and international representatives of TV and Media on Tuesday: The traditional “NRW-Rendezvous” Lunch in the Hearst Tower, where German and international representatives of TV and Media will meet for a lunchtime networking and brainstorming session.
The event will be jointly hosted by the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, represented by Media Secretary of State Mr. Marc Jan Eumann in collaboration with the Landesanstalt für Medien (LfM), represented by
Ms. Christiane Bertels-Heering, and the Film- und Medienstiftung North Rhine-Westphalia , represented by its CEO Ms. Petra Müller.
Germany At Its Best: Media in North Rhine-Westphalia
With 52,000 media and communications companies, approx. 366,000 employees and an annual turnover of 121 billion Euros, the State of North Rhine-Westphalia has developed into a leading media and creative location. An attractive cultural landscape ensures a high quality of life as well as productive cross-links between media, art and culture. With Bertelsmann and Deutsche Telekom, two global players based in North Rhine-Westphalia lead the ranking of the most influential media corporations. The city of Cologne, the number one television location, is home to WDR, Europe’s largest public-law broadcasting company, RTL, Germany’s most successful private broadcasting station, and eight of the ten most important TV producers. One out of three minutes of TV airtime in Germany is produced in NRW.
North Rhine-Westphalian delegation at Emmy World Television Festival and iEmmy award ceremony:
- Actors Mr. Wotan Wilke Möhring and Ms. Claudia Michelsen
- Presenters Mr. Joko Winterscheidt and Mr. Klaas Heufer-Umlauf
- Producers Ms. Bettina Brokemper, Mr. Daniel Hetzer, Mr. Michael Souvignier, Mr. Sam Davis and Mr. Leopold Hoesch
- Organizers: State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Landesanstalt für Medien (North Rhine-Westphalia Media Authority) and Film- und Medienstiftung North Rhine-Westphalia