The Monte-Carlo TV Festival unveils the lineup of the competition
The Monte Carlo Television Festival has announced its intention to host a personal event June 18-22 by announcing its competitive line-up. Around 27 programs from 14 countries were officially selected for the competition. The winners were announced at the Golden Nymph Awards ceremony on June 22nd at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. The nominees include the Keshet series Line in the sand and the AIDS crisis drama from HBO Max / Channel 4 It is a sin. You can find the complete list here. Laurent Puons, CEO of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival, said, “We have vast and exceptional global content nominated for the Golden Nymph Awards. The number of programs taking part in the competition shows the steadily growing interest of productions and talent in winning this trophy, a timeless symbol of internationally recognized quality. This enthusiasm confirms that our event remains the outstanding festival in Europe. “
Outlander’s Lauren Lyle joins ITV’s Karen Pirie
Outlander Star Lauren Lyle will direct the ITV series Karen Pirie, produced by Exercise of duty and Bodyguard Production company World Productions. Lyle will play the title role in the adaptation of Val McDermid’s series of cold tests. Based on McDermid’s first novel The distant echoin which Karen is tasked with reopening a historic murder investigation that was the subject of a provocative podcast about real crime. It is by Emer Kenny (Whores save me too), who will also play karen’s friend River Wilde. Karen Pirie also plays Chris Jenks (Educational classes) as Jason “mint’ Murray and Zach Wyatt (Blithe Spirit) as detective Phil Parhatka. The three-part series is produced by Simon Heath, Kenny and McDermid. Gareth Bryn (Exercise of duty) will direct and Clare Kerr (The nest) will manufacture.
“Django” from Sky and Canal + adds Noomi Rapace
Noomi Rapace (Prometheus), Nicholas Pinnock (Top boy) and rising star Lisa Vicari (dark) Matthias Schoenaerts will join Sky and Canal + to reinterpret classic Italian spaghetti westerns. Django. Pinnock plays John Ellis, Django’s antagonist, while Rapace appears as Ellis’ powerful and merciless enemy, Elizabeth. Vicari portrays Django’s long-lost daughter. Other cast includes Jyuddah Jaymes (clique), Eric Kole (Fifty pence), Benny Opoku-Arthur (to be lucky) and Tom Austen (The Royal). The English-language high-concept series is loosely based on Sergio Corbucci’s feature from 1966 and is produced by Cattleya, the company supported by ITV Studios Gomorrah. France’s Atlantique Productions also produces. Django Directed by Francesca Comencini (Gomorrah), who will also be the series’ artistic director. The 10-part series was written by Gomorrah The scribes Leonardo Fasoli and Maddalena Ravagli, who wrote the series treatment together with Francesco Cenni and Michele Pellegrini. Two episodes are by Max Hurwitz. The main photography has just started in Romania. Sky will premiere the series in the UK, Italy, Ireland, Austria and Germany. Canal + will broadcast the drama in France, Benelux and Africa. Studiocanal has global distribution rights.