28 June 2018

On Monday June 25th, 2018, Cyber Group Studios held for the seventh time the Semi-Final round of judging of the International Emmy® Kids Awards in two categories: Kids Preschool and Kids Animation.

The ceremony was hosted by Pierre Sissmann (Chairman & CEO of Cyber Group Studios) under the supervision of Nathaniel Brendel (Emmy Judging Director). The jury was composed of more than twenty leading TV executives including some of the biggest television broadcasters around the world:

Coralie Pastor - RTBF (Belgium)

Telidja KlaÏ – VRT (Belgium)

Géraldine Soto - Canal + (France)

Patricia Adane - France Télévisions (France)

Tiphaine De Raguenel - France Télévisions (France)

Claire Heinrich - France Télévisions (France)

Lila Hannou - M6 (France)

Yann Labasque - TF1 (France)

Julien Borde – Turner Broadcasting System (France)

Patricia Vasapollo - HR (Germany)

Sebastian Debertin - KIKA (Germany)

Frank Dietz - Super RTL (Germany)

Brigitta Muehlenbeck – WDR (Germany)

Nicole Keeb - ZDF (Germany)

Arne Lohmann - ZDF Enterprises (Germany)

Brenda Maffuchi - De Agostini (Italy)

Andrea Basilio – RTP (Portugal)

Saskia Krijnen – RTS (Switzerland)

Henrietta Hurford-Jones - BBC Worldwide Ltd (United Kingdom)

Orion Ross – The Walt Disney Company (United Kingdom)

Theresa Plummer-Andrews - Plumtrees (United Kingdom)

Sarah Muller - Sony Pictures TV’s kids’ channels (United Kingdom & Italy)

Patricia Hidalgo – Turner Broadcasting System (United Kingdom)

Cecilia Persson - Turner Broadcasting System (United Kingdom)

Richard Goldsmith – Cyber Group Studios (USA)

The jurors devoted the entire day to the screening and judging process. Tabulations are done by the accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP. The program with the highest score will be proceeded to the Final round of judging. The winner will be announced at The International Emmy® Kids Awards during the Cannes Miptv in April 2019.

Pierre Sissmann, Chairman and CEO of Cyber Group Studios and Director of The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences says: “It was an honor on behalf of Cyber Group Studios, to welcome the International Emmy semi-final judging for the seventh time in Paris. And a real pleasure to spend a full day with so many highly qualified experts joining to review animated series whose quality is always improving year after year, both from a storytelling and a production standpoint.”

Caption of the picture. From left to right and from the top to below:

 First raw: Eve Cohen, Cyber Group Studios (France) – Pierre Sissmann, Cyber Group Studios (France) – Sarah Muller, Sony Pictures TV’s kids’ channels (United Kingdom & Italy) - Yann Labasque, TF1 (France) - Sebastian Debertin, KIKA (Germany) - Arne Lohmann, ZDF Enterprises (Germany) - Frank Dietz, Super RTL (Germany) – Henrietta Hurford-Jones, BBC Worldwide Ltd (United Kingdom) - Orion Ross, The Walt Disney Company (United Kingdom) - Nathaniel Brendel, Emmy Judging Director (USA)

 Second raw: Cecilia Persson, Turner Broadcasting System (United Kingdom) - Telidja KlaÏ, VRT (Belgium) - Patricia Hidalgo, Turner Broadcasting System (United Kingdom) - Brenda Maffuchi, De Agostini (Italy) - Patricia Vasapollo, HR (Germany) - Tiphaine De Raguenel, France Télévisions (France) - Claire Heinrich, France Télévisions (France) - Géraldine Soto, Canal + (France) - Nicole Keeb, ZDF (Germany)

 Third raw: Patricia Adane, France Télévisions (France), Saskia Krijnen, RTS (Switzerland) - Lila Hannou, M6 (France) - Brigitta Muehlenbeck, WDR (Germany), Raphaelle Mathieu Cyber Group Studios (France) - Andrea Basilio, RTP (Portugal) - Coralie Pastor, RTBF (Belgium) - Richard Goldsmith, Cyber Group Studios (USA)


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