HYDERABAD, India, October 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DQ Entertainment
had instituted The Lifetime Achievement Award last year at the Cannes Film
Festival "MIPCOM 2008" to be presented annually to artists who during their
lifetime have made creative contribution of outstanding significance to
entertainment that goes beyond cultural, linguistic and other boundaries. The
recipient of the award is selected by an eminent jury comprising leading
broadcasters, producers & senior journalists from the media & entertainment
The 2008 DQE Lifetime Achievement Award was posthumously awarded to Rene
Goscinny in recognition of his contribution towards children entertainment.
Rene Goscinny is the creator of characters like 'Le Petit Nicolas' 'Asterix'
and 'Lucky Luke'. Anne Goscinny - Daughter of the late Rene Goscinny,
received the award on his behalf.
The 2009 DQE Lifetime Achievement Award has been awarded to J.K. Rowling
for her outstanding contribution towards children entertainment. J.K Rowling
is the author and creator of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The esteemed
jury were almost unanimous in their choice of J.K. Rowling - who has inspired
the minds of millions of people around the world, and has given rise to a
whole new generation of young readers. The Potter books have gained worldwide
attention; won multiple awards, sold more than 400 million copies and a
string of films have been produced based on the series.
The award ceremony was held at Hotel Martinez at Cannes on 4th Oct, which
was star-studded with Industry peers from ZDF, Classic Media, Nickelodeon,
American Greetings, Marvel, M6 France, BBC, Disney, Mike Young Productions,
Gruppo Alcuni, Turner Asia, France 3, Moonscoop, Method Animation, TF1 and a
host of others.
Mr. Josh Berger, President and MD Warner Brothers Entertainment UK
received the Award on behalf of J.K. Rowling.
DQE is a leading animation, gaming and entertainment production and
global distribution group engaged in production, co-production and original
IP development with a workforce of 2,788 and a global client - partner base
of over 90 producers, distributors, broadcasters and licensors including Walt
Disney Television Animation, Nickelodeon Animation Studios Inc., Electronic
Arts, Marvel Comics, American Greetings, NBC-Universal, BBC Group, M6/ France
TV/ TF-1 Broadcasting groups from France, ZDF Germany and many more
DQ Entertainment Group has produced/co-produced and distributed brands
such as Iron Man - the first 3D animated TV series, Twisted Whiskers, Mikido,
Casper, Pinky & Perky, second season of Large Family, third season of Mickey
Mouse Clubhouse and is now producing properties like Little Prince and Little
Nicolas. DQE has a library of over 350 hours of international programs for
DQE is also developing and producing 'The Jungle Book', the 100% home
grown global production as a 52 episode animated series and a 60 minute TV
feature. The other major co-production partners are ZDF Enterprises and ZDF
Broadcasting - Germany, TF1 Group, France and Moonscoop, France. DQE is also
developing and producing Lassie which will be a 26 x 22 minute CGI animated
series, Toomai-The Elephant Boy which is a live action TV series as well as
Indian IPs which are on production like Feluda, and Omkar.
DQE's production facilities are based in Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai,
Kolkata and Manila and it has international sales offices in Los Angeles,
Paris and Tokyo.
DQ Entertainment Limited
SOURCE DQ Entertainment International