Heroes Creator & Executive Producer Tim Kring to Receive Pioneer Prize at International Digital Emmy(R) Awards at MIPTV 2010 and to Deliver Keynote

Feb 01, 2010, 14:24 ET from Reed MIDEM

PARIS and NEW YORK, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Tim Kring, the creator and executive producer of the worldwide phenomenon Heroes, is set to receive the 2010 Pioneer Prize at the International Digital Emmy® Awards, which take place on Monday, April 12, during MIPTV.

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Heroes' multiplatform experience Heroes Evolutions, extended the show's storylines through mobile participation, games and graphic novels. In addition to receiving the Pioneer Prize, Kring will make a keynote address to conference delegates on the opening day of MIPTV, the world's entertainment content market.

"Tim Kring is a masterful storyteller and the Heroes Evolutions digital experience is the ultimate showcase for successfully integrating technology and content," said International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences President & CEO, Bruce Paisner. "We look forward to honoring him for his innovative contributions to the field of digital entertainment with our Pioneer Prize."

"The audience has now become collaborators throughout the many ways they connect to a story and to each other. I am honored to be part of this global evolution in storytelling and even more honored to be recognized by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences," said Tim Kring.

After 20 years as a writer/producer of hit television shows such as Chicago Hope, Crossing Jordan and Providence, Tim Kring is pushing the boundaries of multiplatform entertainment. Current digital entertainment projects include the development of a new form of multiplatform narrative with Nokia and a new web series for NBC.com Nowhere Man.

Nominees for the 3 International Digital Emmy Awards program categories: Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction and Digital Program: Non-Fiction will be announced in March.

As in previous years, the International Digital Emmy Awards will bring together over 200 professionals across the entertainment, mobile and Internet industries at the invitation-only ceremony, on the opening night of MIPTV 2010.

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About The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 50 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy's yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards Ceremony held in New York, The International Digital Emmy® Awards at MIPTV and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The Academy was chartered with a mission to recognize excellence in television produced outside of the United States and it presents The International Emmy® Awards in the following fifteen categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Current Affairs; Children & Young People; Comedy; Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction; Digital Program: Non-Fiction; Documentary; Drama Series; News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series.

For more information go to www.iemmys.tv.


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