Rainmaker Content to distribute 74th Emmy Awards.
London, 9 September - Rainmaker Content, the international distributor that specialises in drama, factual and special-event programming, is set to distribute the 74th Emmy® Awards, which take place on September 12 in front of an exclusive invited audience at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.
Among the 155+ territories to have acquired the prestigious show, which is hosted this year by award-winning actor, comedian and producer Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live), are new clients Cosmote TV (Greece) and Lionsgate (India, Philippines and Malaysia). Returning clients include AMC Networks International (Central Europe), Turner (Latin America and German-speaking Europe), Sky UK, Sky Italia, U-NEXT Co., Ltd (Japan), Extension TV - Series Club (French-speaking Europe), DBS (Israel), Telefonica (Spain), M-Net (Africa), OSN (Middle East), TV2 (Denmark), Telenet (Belgium), OUTTV (Netherlands), HRT (Croatia), Catchplay (Singapore and Indonesia) and SIC (Portugal).
Rainmaker, which has represented the Emmy® Awards since 2020, has also announced that the Television Academy has renewed its distribution term for a further four years, up to and including 2026. The Academy’s decision reflects Rainmaker’s growing expertise in the distribution of prestigious live events. In September 2021, the London-based distributor won the international rights to TIME100, marking the first time that ABC’s one-hour television event had been made available to viewers outside of the US. In addition, Rainmaker secured the international rights to The Critics’ Choice Awards, held each year in January and broadcast by The CW, which are seen as the most accurate predictor of Academy Award nominations.
Vicky Ryan, co-founder and director of Rainmaker, said: “There’s a special magic about the Emmys, and not just because this is old-school showbiz glamour at its best but as our growing list of global clients demonstrates, the Emmys also remind us that television entertainment crosses continents, cultures and divides, which has arguably never been more important. There’s a particular skill to ensuring live events find the most diverse of screens and viewers to help the Television Academy’s mission to honour those that lead by excellence and spread that message for the next four years.”
The three-hour Emmy® Awards ceremony will be telecast live coast-to-coast on NBC and will also stream on Peacock. Kenan Thompson - himself a six-time Emmy® nominee said: “Being a part of this incredible evening where we honour the best of the television community is ridiculously exciting, and to do it on NBC - my long-time network family - makes it even more special. Like all TV fans, I can’t wait to see the stars from my favourite shows.”
Dominating this year’s nominations is Succession, which has earned a total of 25 nods, including for outstanding drama and outstanding lead actor. In joint second place with 20 nominations each are Ted Lasso (including best comedy) and The White Lotus (most-recognised limited series). Also in the running is dystopian Korean drama Squid Game and comedy crime romp Only Murders in the Building. Among the nominated actors are Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso), Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) and Brian Cox (Succession).
About Rainmaker Content
Rainmaker Content produces, finances and distributes commercially appealing scripted and non-scripted programming in collaboration with award-winning producers, production companies and directors with proven track records in the creation of premium programming for global audiences.
About The Television Academy
The Television Academy seeks to expand the horizons of television excellence. It strives to empower storytellers who shape the evolving television space through the programmes, publications and events of the Academy and its Foundation. It also honours those who have led excellence by recording their stories and recognising their achievements through accolades and awards, including television's most coveted prize, the Emmy Award.
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