On May 9th, Laurent Puons, CEO of the 58th Monte-Carlo Television Festival announced that Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning actress Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order) will be honoured with the special Festival’s Crystal Nymph Award.
Puons announced also the members of the jury who will be lead by the board member of Netflix Anne Sweeney. In the Fiction Jury Panel: German scriptwriter, director and producer Jörg Winger (Deutschland 83, SOKO Leipzig), actor and producer Jason Isaacs (The Patriot, Harry Potter), Mexican actress Ana de la Reguera (Twin Peaks, Narcos), actor, scriptwriter and producer Jimmy Jean-Louis (Heroes, Toussaint Louverture), and French actor Saïd Taghmaoui (Wonder Women, The Missing, Lost).
During the Opening Ceremony on June 15th, the Festival will play host to the Global Premiere Opening Screening of Amazon Prime Original series Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan starring John Krasinski (A Quiet Place, 13 Hours), Abbie Cornish (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; Lavender, Bright Star), Wendell Pierce (Suits, Grease Live) and Ali Suliman (The Attack, Lone Survivor). Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan follows an up-and-coming CIA analyst thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time. The series follows Ryan as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale. Amazon will debut the global series, from Paramount Television and Skydance Television, August 31st on Prime Video.
Laurent Puons also confirmed details of the international television stars set to attend the Festival across its four days. These include Spanish actor Pedro Alonso (La Casa de Papel), Justin Prentice (13 Reasons Why), Ioan Gruffudd (Liar), Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead) and Darren Criss (American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, Glee).
Public screenings taking place include Everyone is Doing Great with scriptwriters and lead actors and former One Tree Hill stars James Lafferty (Underground, Waffle Street, Crisis, Oculus, Lost on Purpose) and Stephen Colletti (Hit the Floor).
Originally created by Prince Rainier III of Monaco, and now under the Honorary Presidency of Prince Albert II of Monaco, The Monte-Carlo Television Festival has, for more than half a century, presented the very best of television from around the world.
The Festival has also been at the forefront in showcasing the highly talented professionals associated with many of the most successful programs in the history of the medium.
Celebrities, producers, directors, writers and heads of studios, networks and digital platforms gather in June every year to attend series launches, premier screenings, conferences, press activities, public events, VIP meetings and signing sessions.
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