Rose d’Or Festival Taps FanTrust President to Judge Prestigious Awards at 50th Anniversary Trophy Event

Rose d’Or Festival Taps FanTrust President to Judge Prestigious Awards at 50th Anniversary Trophy Event

LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND, September 7, 2010 – The Rose d’Or held annually in Lucerne has named Catherine Warren as a Festival final juror for its 50th anniversary celebration of excellence in entertainment across all screens.

With more than 40 countries participating, the Rose d’Or Festival is among the most important networking events for the onscreen entertainment industry, attracting leading global executives as a forum for discussion, debate and behind-the-scenes deal-making.

“The Rose d’Or rewards creativity and originality in entertainment and is a coveted recognition of excellence among television professionals and, more recently, new media executives,” said FanTrust Entertainment Strategies President Catherine Warren. “I am honoured to serve on the winner’s round jury for this milestone anniversary year.”

FanTrust President Warren will judge the categories Multi Platform and Children & Youth. Additionally, Warren will join all jurors to determine the winners of the Social Award and the Best of 2010 special prize.

This year’s Festival also features Game World Playground, a platform for TV producers and game developers to explore strategic partnerships, supported in part by Apple. “Savvy entertainment executives want to meet their fans across all platforms, from TV sets to smartphones and iPads,” noted Warren. “The best deal-making takes place at the convergence of media, where innovators from traditional and interactive formats come together to create something groundbreaking for audiences.”

The 50th Rose D’Or Festival takes place September 18-22, 2010, culminating with the Awards Ceremony on the 22nd at the Culture and Convention Centre Lucerne.

About the Rose d’Or – Festival and Awards

The Rose d’Or is one of the most important annual events in the international television industry. It was founded in Montreux in 1961 and has been held in Lucerne since 2004. With over 40 countries taking part, the Rose d’Or attracts leading television makers, producers and production companies, and executives from independent and public service broadcasters. Since its creation, it has been a networking platform for the onscreen entertainment community, and a meeting place to discuss ideas and formats. The festival culminates in a Gala Awards Ceremony, at which prestigious Golden Roses for the best television entertainment programmes of the year are awarded. Throughout its 50 year history, the festival’s goal has been to reward originality, quality and creativity in entertainment programming, and to encourage excellence in television and new media.

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