DR boss to receive International Emmy

The Director of the Danish pubcaster DR, Maria Rørbye Rønn is set to be honoured with the International Emmy Directorate Award on behalf of DR for their sustained contribution to Danish drama.

Bruce L. Paisner, President of The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, said of the award:

 “Maria Rørbye Rønn spearheads one of the world’s most ground breaking public service television organizations. Now an industry standard for excellence, Nordic Noir has become a genre in its own right, influencing screenwriters and inspiring audiences far beyond the Scandinavian Peninsula.”

Maria Rørbye Ronn said to DR: “I am extremely proud on behalf of the whole of DR, and particularly on behalf of DR Fiction, who created the Nordic Noir genre. This award is a major acknowledgement, even though we are small in the world and have a strange little language, that for 14 years we have managed to hold on and become a major player on the international scene.”

“We tell stories about Denmark and the Danes worldwide. We do this through original quality content that differs from the rest of TV viewing in an increasingly globalised world. That’s why our focus is on developing writers, actors and directors as well as investing in creativity. Without Danish public service broadcasting, it could not be done.”

Maria Rørbye Ronn will be honoured at the 44th International Emmy Awards on November 21st, 2016 at the New York Hilton.

Info via Scandilo.us

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.