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NRW at the Emmy World TV Festival and the 50th International Emmy Awards

  • NRW in New York with a delegation of producers and TV executives
  • German entertainment format "LOL: Last One Laughing" nominated
  • Emmy partnership with the Federal State of NRW, the Landesanstalt für Medien, and the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

The International Emmy World Television Festival will be held in New York from 19 to 20 November ahead of the presentation for the 50th time by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences of the International Emmy Awards to the world’s best TV programmes. Academy President Bruce Paisner is expecting more than 600 festival-goers and around 1,000 guests to mark this occasion by attending the awards ceremony in New York on the evening of Monday, 21 November. The festival is an opportunity for the international TV industry to meet and network as well as share news and views about the latest developments and formats, with the nominees appearing on panels.

As the leading German TV hub, NRW will again be in New York with a delegation of TV professionals. The NRW presentation is being organised by the Federal State of NRW, represented by Dr. Mark Speich, State Secretary for Federal, European and International Affairs and Media, the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, represented by CEO Petra Müller, and the Landesanstalt für Medien NRW. This year’s German delegation includes the NRW producers Leopold Hoesch (Broadview TV), Ute Biernat (UFA Show & Factual), Sam Davis (Rowboat), Michael Souvignier (Zeitsprung), Lutz Heineking jr. (eitelsonnenschein), Christiane Ruff (ITV Studios Germany), Jens Wolf (MMC Studios), the TV executives Henning Tewes and OIiver Schablitzki (RTL Germany) and Thorsten Braun and Sabine Kreft (both Super RTL). The film and TV hub will also be represented by the actresses Nilam Farooq ("Locked-In Society", "Contra", "Jerks") and Pia Stutzenstein ("Alarm for Cobra 11") as well as Shary Reeves (presenter, "Black Eagle").

The partnership between NRW and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has existed now for the past 14 years. Apart from the annual delegation to New York, the German International Emmys Ambassador, Leopold Hoesch, organises the Emmy Semi-Final Judgings at Schloss Arff each summer.

"LOL: Last One Laughing" – nominated in the Non-Scripted Entertainment category

With "LOL: Last One Laughing", Michael "Bully" Herbig is the presenter the first German comedy game show and challenges 10 top stars of German comedy in the ultimate competition to see who laughs last. NRW comedy greats such as Anke Engelke and Carolin Kebekus were among the participants. The three "LOL" seasons were produced by Constantin Entertainment for Prime Video and are the most-streamed Prime titles in Germany and Austria. The format had already won the German Comedy Award for "Best Comedy Show" in 2021, the German Television Award for "Best Comedy/Late Night" in 2022 and was also nominated for a Grimme Prize in the "Entertainment" category this year.

Funding of TV and series at the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

Ever since its launch, the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW has supported the production of TV fiction events as well as the development and production of high-end series over the past 10 years. In May 2022, the Filmstiftung launched its new pilot programme for “Innovative Serial Formats” as part of its production funding programme. The Filmstiftung promotes NRW as a TV hub at the international TV trade fairs of MIPTV and MIPCOM and has been the main partner of the Berlinale Series Market since 2015. In addition, NRW is a partner of the German-French funding programme for the joint development of  TV series.