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 Paris, France – On Monday June 24th, 2019, Cyber Group Studios held, this year again and for the eighth time, the Semi-Final round of judging of the International Emmy® Kids Awards in two categories: Kids Preschool and Kids Animation. 

The ceremony took place at the Hilton Paris Opera, historical Hotel formerly called “Grand Hotel Terminus” welcoming train passengers since the 19th century, specially built in honor of the World’s Fair 1889. 

The Semi-Final round of judging of the International Emmy® Kids Awards has been hosted by Pierre Sissmann (Chairman & CEO of Cyber Group Studios) under the supervision of Nathaniel Brendel (Emmy Judging Director). 

The jury is gathering about thirty leading TV executives including some of the biggest television broadcasters around the world: 

Telidja KlaÏ – VRT (Belgium) 

Nathalie Leffray – Canal + (France) 

Tiphaine de Raguenel – France Télévisions (France) 

Claire Heinrich – France Télévisions (France) 

Lila Hannou – M6 (France) 

Pierre Hergaut – Nickelodeon (France) 

Daphné de Beauffort – TF1 (France) 

Yann Labasque – TF1 (France) 

Caterina Gonnelli-Linden – The Walt Disney Company (France) 

Julien Borde – Turner Broadcasting System (France) 

Françoise Emperador – TV5 MONDE 

Patricia Vasapollo – HR (Germany) 

Sebastian Debertin – KIKA (Germany) 

Frank Dietz – Super RTL (Germany) 

Brigitta Mühlenbeck WDR (Germany) 

Arne Lohmann – ZDF Enterprises (Germany) 

Eva Vass – MTVA (Hungary) 

Massimo Bruno – De Agostini (Italy) 

Luca Milano – RAI Ragazzi (Italy) 

Ahmed Abdelhamid – Majid Entertainment (Middle East) 

Yuliana Slashcheva – Soyuzmultfilm Studio (Russia) 

Saskia Krijnen – RTS (Switzerland) 

Ismihan Yilmaz– Cocuk (Turkey) 

Darren Nartey – ITV (United Kingdom) 

Alexi Wheeler – Netflix (United Kingdom) 

Chris Rose – Nickelodeon (United Kingdom) 

Claudia Dalley – Sony Pictures Entertainment / Tiny Pop (United Kingdom) 

Patricia Hidalgo – Turner Broadcasting System (United Kingdom) 

Cecilia Persson – Turner Broadcasting System (United Kingdom) 

The jurors have devoted the entire day to the screening and judging process. Prestigious programs from all over the world have been screened and noted by the jury. All votes should remain strictly confidential and will be collected by the famous Ernst & Young independent firm. The programs with the highest score will proceed to the Final round of judging and the winner will be announced at The International Emmy® Kids Awards during the Cannes Miptv in April 2020

Pierre Sissmann, Chairman and CEO of Cyber Group Studios and Director of The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences says: “I am extremely pleased on behalf of The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and Cyber Group Studios to have welcomed in Paris, once more, this prestigious event. It is now part of our industry milestone worldwide.” 

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