Five Emmy nominations for Parade’s End

Parade’s End, a BBC-HBO series co-produced with Flanders, found itself nominated for five Emmy Awards. The miniseries was nominated in the categories Outstanding Lead Actor, Writing, Cinematography, Costumes and Music Composition. This last category entails a particular nomination for Flemish composer Dirk Brossé, who arranged the music for the series. The Emmy Awards ceremony will be held on September 22th.

Parade's endRecognizing excellence in the television industry, the Emmy Awards correspond to the Academy Awards for film, making it prestigious prizes to be won. The Emmys are held on an annual basis, this year marking its 65th edition. Last year, Flemish production company Shelter scooped an Emmy for its successful TV show Benidorm Bastards.

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Published on Thursday 25 July 2013

Clan, Deadline 14/10 and Quiz Me Quick to Séries Mania

In Paris, the fourth edition of the Séries Mania Festival (22-28 April) has taken off showcasing three television series from Flanders. Deadline 14/10 has been selected for the fest’s public programme, alongside BBC-HBO’s co-production with Flanders,Parade’s End. The series ClanQuiz Me Quick and – again – Deadline 14/10 were added to the professional programme of Séries Mania.

ClanDeadline 14/10 is screening in the World Programme of the festival, showing the public some 15 series from all over the world. Creativity and originality take centre stage in this section.

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Published on Tuesday 23 April 2013

Flemish TV series well represented at FIPA

The Flemish fiction TV series Clan and Salamander are selected for the prestigious International Festival of Audiovisual Programs (FIPA 22 – 27 January) in Biarritz, France. Parade’s End, a Flemish coproduction with BBC and HBO, and the interactive TV series The Spiral are also selected for competition.

Still of ClanBoth Clan and Parade’s End will screen in official competition at the fest. Both TV series are in the running for no less than six FIPA d’Or awards. In Clan, the four sisters Goethals plot the murder of their brother-in-law, Jean-Claude. He is the husband of their fifth sister and a pain in the ass just asking to be liquidated. But while planning a murder is easy, committing it is another story...

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Published on Tuesday 22 January 2013

Nearly 2.3 million viewers for Flemish TV fiction

The premiere episodes of new Flemish TV series Clan, Deadline 14/10 and The Spiral together gathered an impressive total of 2.3 million viewers in Flanders. Never before have local broadcasters committed this strongly to original indigenous quality fiction. The increase in domestic TV production is a result of the new Media fund which also supported upcoming TV series such as Quiz Me Quick, Salamander and HBO/BBC’s Parade’s End.

The SpiralSunday evening 9 September saw a historic first for television in Flanders. No fewer than three original quality fiction series were counter-programmed by leading channels één and vtm: Clan, Deadline 14/10 and The Spiral. Preliminary results indicate that the three TV series attracted a total of 2,274,000 viewers. Combined with delayed viewing and a number of repeat airings, the final total number is estimated to pass 3 million viewers or half of the population of the Flanders region.

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Published on Tuesday 11 September 2012

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