DQ Entertainment Honors J.K Rowling With Lifetime Achievement Award

Oct 05, 2009, 03:18 ET from DQ Entertainment International

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 industry.

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.

About DQE:

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 world-wide.

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 distribution.

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.

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