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Riki Group Russia hosted the 2019 International Emmy® semi-final round of judging in New York

13.09.2019


New York, September 12th, 2019 – RIKI GROUP, Russia, was selected for the first time by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to host the semi-final round of judging in two categories for the 47th edition of the world’s highest TV awards: the 2019 International Emmy® Awards.  The event took place in New York on September 12th at Dolby Laboratories.

The most relevant and distinguished personalities of the US kids entertainment industry, including producers and content professionals, evaluated behind closed doors in the city of New York the work of those who compete in the Kids: Animation and Kids: Preschool categories.  The jury consisted of the following experts: Michele Hennesy, Amazon Studios, Adina Pitt, Cartoon Network and Boomerang, Shannon F. Higdon, Nickelodeon International, Estee Barandashvili, Sesame Workshop, LaToye Adams, WonderWhy Consulting, Rick Clodfelter, Garden Place Media, Diana Yurinova, Riki Group and FUN Union.

“Semi-final judging events are crucial to the International Emmy Awards judging process.” Said Jessica Franco, Emmy Judging Manager. “We are thankful for Riki Group participation in bringing together the leading US television experts to judge this year.”

 “It is a privilege for us to be chosen as a host for the Semi-final judging round for our favourite categories: Kids: Animation and Kids: Preschool, since our company has been producing animation for 16 years already.  We are honored that such distringuished industry representatives took part in our event and we were excited about the whole process, since this was our first-time experience of hosting a prestigeous international event.  We hope to organise the Semi-final judging round in our hometown, St. Petersburg, next year!” said Diana Yurinova, VP, International business development and distribution, Riki Group.

This year, the semi-finals of all categories will be held until mid-September. The selected contents are nominated and go to the final stage of selection. The nominees will be officially announced in October. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will announce the winners for its November categories during the 47th International Emmy® Awards Gala that will take place on November 25, 2019 in New York City, USA, with the participation of over a thousand personalities of the world’s television industry. International Emmy Kids Awards winners will be announced at a ceremony at Miptv, in Cannes, France on Tuesday, March 31, 2019.