Monte-Carlo TV Festival to award ‘Homeland’ scribe Howard Gordon & premiere Harlan Coben’s ‘Shelter’

Monte-Carlo TV Festival

US TV writer and producer Howard Gordon is to receive the Honorary Golden Nymph Award at this year’s Monte-Carlo Television Festival next month.

Gordon, whose credits include 24, Homeland and The X Files, will be presented the accolade, awarded for contribution to the entertainment industry, but  Princess Charlene of Monaco at the June event.

The news was announced by Laurent Puons, CEO and Cécile Menoni, executive director of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival yesterday, as they revealed details about the 2023 edition.

The opening ceremony on 16 June will include the world premiere screening of the first episode of upcoming Amazon Prime Video series Harlan Coben’s Shelter, with the event kicked off with its traditional appearance by Prince Albert II.

Roseanne and Alpha House actor John Goodman has been announced as president of the fiction jury at the annual festival, with the panel also including Camilla Rydbacken, SVP of scripted content at Viaplay; Italian actor and presenter Francesca Chillemi; Frank Spotnitz, CEO and executive producer at Big Light Productions; Marcus Ammon, managing director of content at Bavaria Fiction, and Australian actor Travis Fimmel.

Documentarian Tom Jennings will meanwhile head up the news and documentaries jury, which is made up of Jeanette Larsson, senior editor and producer at SVT in Sweden; Aïda Touihri, journalist and presenter for RMC Story; José Carlos Gallardo, reporter, editor and director for Weekly Report; and British-Ghanaian presenter, creator and author Patrick Aryee.

American Gods star Ricky Whittle and French videographer and celebrity influencer Léna Situations have also been named as the masters of the closing night ceremony on Tuesday, 20 June.

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