North Rhine-Westphalia at the International Emmys 2012

During the Emmy World Television Festival from November 17 to 19, the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will be presenting the International Emmys to the world’s best TV programs.
This year, again more than 700 TV-experts from 50 different countries are expected for the festival (17.-18.11.) and the awards ceremony (19.11.) in New York.
Host of the event is the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with its president and CEO, Mr. Bruce Paisner.
Since 2009, Germany’s leading TV location, the State of North Rhine-Westphalia has had  a prominent presence at the annual TV festival with a star-studded delegation of television-makers. This year’s delegation includes among others: North Rhine-Westphalian producers Ms. Bettina Brokemper (Heimatfilm, “Melancholia”), International Emmy Award Winner Mr. Leopold Hoesch (Broadview), Mr. Daniel Hetzer (action concept), Mr. Michael Souvignier (Zeitsprung) and Mr. Sam Davis (Rowboat), Ms. Claudia Michelsen and Mr. Wotan Wilke Möhring, and TV-presenters Mr. Joko Winterscheidt and Mr. Klaas Heufer-Umlauf.
After the festival and awards ceremony, another highlight awaits German and international representatives of
TV and Media on November 20: The traditional “NRW-Rendezvous” Lunch in the Hearst Tower, where German and international representatives of TV and Media will meet for a lunchtime networking and brainstorming session.
The event will be jointly hosted by the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, represented by Media Secretary of
State Mr. Marc Jan Eumann in collaboration with the Landesanstalt für Medien (LfM), represented by
Ms. Christiane Bertels-Heering, and the Film- und Medienstiftung North Rhine-Westphalia , represented by its CEO Ms. Petra Müller.
With 53,000 media and communications companies, approx. 380,000 employees and annual sales of 126 billion Euros, the State of North Rhine-Westphalia has developed into a leading media and creative location. An attractive cultural landscape ensures a high quality of life as well as productive cross-links between media, art and culture. With Bertelsmann and Deutsche Telekom, two global players based in North Rhine-Westphalia lead the ranking of the most influential media corporations. The city of Cologne, the number one television location, is home to WDR, Europe’s largest public-law broadcasting company, RTL, Germany’s most successful private broadcasting station, and eight of the ten most important TV producers. One out of three minutes of TV airtime in Germany is produced in NRW. (Source: Hans Wolters International Inc.)