AFTRS ALUMNI WINS INTERNATIONAL EMMY

Apr 6 2016

AFTRS ALUMNI WINS INTERNATIONAL EMMY

Terrific news from MIPTV in Cannes with the second series of Nowhere Boys, created and executive produced by AFTRS alumnus Tony Ayres for the production company he co-founded--Matchbox Pictures--winning the ‘Series’ category at the International Emmy Kids Awards defeating entries from Italy, Brazil and The Netherlands.

The hit series which screens on ABC3 won the award overnight, alongside winners from Japan, Norway, The Netherlands and the UK. Tony Ayres along with Beth Frey and Michael McMahon, from Matchbox, accepted the award at a ceremony in the exclusive Carlton Hotel in Cannes.

Nowhere Boys has previously won two Logie Awards for Most Outstanding Children’s Program (2014 & 2015) and the Screen Producers Australia Award for Best Children’s Television Production (2014 & 2015)

Earlier this year the series also was awarded the Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series in the Tweens/Teens category at Kidscreen in Miami, and the Banff World Media Festival Rockie Award for Youth Fiction.

Tony said of the award, “Australian TV punches well above its weight … the award is an example of the talent in our country.”

Congratulations to all.

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Image attribution:  Production still from 'Nowhere Boys' sourced from abc.net.au


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