HERE & NOW "Young Andersen" wins an Emmy

Danish State Television DR and Nordic Film's joint "Young Andersen" won the international Emmy award for "Best TV MOVIE/MINI-SERIES".

By on - H.C. Andersen 2005 - 22 November 2005

When the 33rd International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences took place Tuesday Morning in New York the DR-drama series "The Eagle" and the mini-series "Young Andersen" was both awarded with the significant Emmy-statuette.

Rumle Hammerichs' TV movie "Young Andersen", which is sponsored by the HCA 2005 Foundation, is made in co-operation with DR and Nordic Film Production. The TV movie which was broadcasted in Danish Television in March 2005, won an Emmy in the category "best TV movie" and was up against a British, a Brazilian and a French TV movie.

"Young Andersen" is set in a historical framework, about the time where the writer Hans Christian Andersen was created. Rumble Hammerich's  TV movie describes the encounter between the 17 year old Hans Christian who rates himself so highly, and Mr. Meisling the cynical school principal. An encounter that fundamentally transforms Hans Christian's life and his writing.

Sold to 20 countries 
"Young Andersen" is already sold to 20 countries and with the Emmy Award DR hopes that many more countries will buy the TV movie.

DR's TV Manager Lars Grarup is really exited about the two awards:

"We are really proud and glad to win Emmy's at DR, and it is a prove that we have reached some of the best writers and nonetheless that we have a great co-operation with the Danish Film industry" he says and adds "DR has focused a lot on drama and those efforts now shows in a fantastic pay off for the viewers. We can through our drama productions show the world the many sizes it is. There are lots of realities and many destinies. It is an honor to contribute with a cultural experience that has both grade and insight for a small country like ours. It is in the heart of DR's public service".

Furthermore, DR was nominated for a special Emmy-UNICEF Award as well for a children's programme "We are on". It did not win though. DR was co-producer for the Swedish SVT programme a TV movie about the famous Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman. This programme was categorized "best cultural programme" but did not win.

For further information please contact: Press officer at DR, Nat Beskos, t. +45 35 20 40 41, e.