MY FAMILY NAMED BEST COMEDY AT TV QUICK AWARDS 2003
DLT Entertainment picks up coveted award voted for by British public
(Cannes MIPCOM 2003) Leading independent production and distribution company DLT
Entertainment has won acclaim for its hit sitcom My Family, scooping the much
sought after TV Quick Comedy Award 2003.
Beating off stiff competition from comedy
shows including Friends and Only Fools and Horses, The Office and Absolutely
Fabulous, DLT Entertainment picked up the coveted award at the star-studded
ceremony, held on 8 September at the Dorchester Hotel. The TV Quick Awards are
now in their 7th year and are voted for by the British TV viewing public.
My Family is the UK’s favourite
sitcom, and the BBC’s most successful home-grown hit of recent years. During the
broadcast of its fourth season, which ended in August this year, it regularly
attracted a 35% share with an audience of nine million in a Friday night
primetime slot on BBC One. DLT Entertainment has also been commissioned by the
BBC to produce brand new episodes for transmission next year.
Produced by DLT Entertainment UK in
association with Rude Boy Productions for BBC ONE, My Family is created by Fred Barron,
written by a team of writers and stars highly acclaimed actors Robert Lindsay
and Zöe Wanamaker.
It has developed a
dedicated viewership both in the UK and internationally, with sales concluded
Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Dubai, Eire, Estonia, Finland, France,
Holland, Iceland, Israel, Kenya, Kuwait, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, Slovenia,
South Africa and Sweden. DLT Entertainment has the worldwide format rights to
the series and BBC Worldwide and DLT jointly handles finished programme
My Family focuses on the life of Ben
Harper, a moderately successful family man and dentist. He is also undergoing a
mid-life crisis and trying to cope with the bizarre reality of raising his
three, very different, teenage children.
Donald Taffner Jr, Vice President DLT
Entertainment says: ”We are delighted that My Family has won this prestigious
award. We are incredibly proud of the show and both the production and acting
talent behind its ongoing success. It is great to have this continued audience
acclaim and we look forward to starting production on the new series.”
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Notes to Editors:
DLT Entertainment Ltd. is a New York and
London based company engaged in every aspect of television distribution and
production in the US, the UK and around the world, as well as stage production
in the US and in the UK.
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