Monte Carlo TV Festival

Israeli comedy sweeps up at Monte-Carlo TV Festival

Israel’s On the Spectrum swept the comedy prizes at this year’s Monte-Carlo TV Festival, while drama winners included Escape at Dannemora, My Brilliant Friend and The Good Doctor. Yes TV’s On the Spectrum won the festival’s Golden Nymph Award for best comedy TV series, as well as outstanding actress for Naomi Levov and outstanding actor […]

Monte-Carlo TV Festival to honour Michael Douglas

The Monte-Carlo Television Festival is to honour actor and producer Michael Douglas with its top award, the Crystal Nymph, at its closing ceremony on 18 June. Awarded to a major international television actor to recognise a stellar body of work, the Crystal Nymph will be presented by H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco. Douglas began […]

Carnival pushing Downton movie forward

Gareth Neame, the boss of Downton Abbey producer Carnival Films says he would like to see a feature film based on the global drama hit happen “sooner rather than later”. Speaking to TBI at the Monte Carlo TV Festival, Neame said Downton, which ran to six seasons as a TV series and ended last year, […]

Monte Carlo TV Festival launches Writers Room

The upcoming Monte Carlo TV Festival will have a dedicated session for existing and would-be TV writers for the first time, with international executives sharing their scripted TV expertise. The session will be part of the wider ConTech Academy conference and networking strand that runs alongside Monte Carlo TV confab, which will be running its […]

NCIS remains ‘most watched’ TV series

US procedural NCIS remains the most-watched drama series in the world, according to new research. Eurodata TV Worldwide measure the drama viewing figures across 200 territories and crowned NCIS the most-watched for the second year running. The series, which has spawned several spin-offs, airs on broadcast network CBS in the US and is distributed by […]