Red carpet opening for the 62nd edition of Monte-Carlo Television Festival

Red carpet opening for the 62nd edition of Monte-Carlo Television Festival
Honorary President of the Festival, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco opened the 62nd Monte-Carlo Television Festival on June 16 at the Grimaldi Forum, after a Red Carpet featuring world-renowned acting and creative talents.

The juries for this year’s Golden Nymph Awards were introduced in the Salle Des Princes, including Hollywood star John Goodman as President of the Fiction Jury and Emmy and Peabody award-winning documentarian Tom Jennings as President of the News and Documentaries Jury.

The International Golden Nymph for Most Promising Talent, created to recognise brilliant and exceptional rising talent, was presented to Julia de Nunez, French actress who recently played Brigitte Bardot in Bardot.

Best-selling author Harlan Coben was presented with the Festival’s inaugural honorary diploma for his Outstanding Contribution to Global Literature, Arts and Entertainment. The Festival’s guests were then able to watch the world premiere of the first episode of the 8-part drama series, Harlan Coben’s Shelter. Based on his bestselling series, the drama follows the story of Mickey Bolitar who, after the sudden death of his father, decides to start a new life in Kasselton, New Jersey – but he quickly finds himself tangled in the mysterious disappearance of a new student at his school. Harlan Coben and Allen MacDonald serve as co-showrunners and executive producers along with Ed Ornelas. Charlotte Coben is a producer.

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco stated: "This year is particularly special for me, for my family and for the people of Monaco, as 2023 marks the centenary celebration of the birth of my father, Prince Rainier III. My father was among the first to recognize the incredible capacity and power of television to entertain, inform and educate people throughout the world. By creating the Monte-Carlo Television Festival in 1961, he pledged to honor the outstanding women and men who build cultural bridges between countries throughout the world."

Laurent Puons, CEO of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival, added: “Our Festival continues to raise the bar each year. It is a real honour to have such a wealth of global talent, both in and out of competition, joining us to celebrate the incredible diversity of television across all genres. We look forward to delivering an exciting and very special event this coming week in Monaco.”