Apple Tree Productions’ series is among nine premium dramas competing for a Golden Nymph at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival, set to open June 16 with Prime Video’s Shelter.

The comedy drama Chorus Girls (Dansegarderoben) about eight dancers trying to survive a sexist workplace in the mid-1970s, received glowing reviews when it launched on TV2 Play last January.

Ditte Hansen and Louise Mieritz’s feelgood series supported by Nordisk Film & TV Fond, is the only Nordic entry selected for the official competition of the 62nd Monte-Carlo Television Festival (June 16-20).

This year’s nine nominated series from nine countries vying for Golden Nymphs will be judged by US star actor John Goodman (president of the jury), Viaplay Group’s SVP Scripted Content Camilla Rydbacken, actresses Sara Mortensen (France), Francesca Chillemi (Italy), German-based Bavaria Fiction MD Marcus Ammon, US-based Big Light Productions’ CEO Frank Sponitz and Actor/producer Shane West.

The award winners will be announced June 20 at the closing ceremony where Hollywood showrunner Howard Gordon (The X-Files, Homeland) will receive an Honorary Golden Nymph, the documentaries Russia, the Stolen Children of Ukraine the AMADE Prize and Oasis of Peace the Special Prize from the Monaco Red Cross.

Monte-Carlo’s Business Content showcase (June 17-19) will include panels about ‘International Co-Production & Distribution’, with speakers Dorthe Riis Lauridsen (Apple Tree Productions, Denmark), Camilla Rydbacken (Viaplay Group) and Britta Meyermann (Odeon Fiction GmbH), ‘AI: what Future for Storytelling’, with speakers Leif Holst Jensen (Innland University of Applied Sciences, Norway), Patrick Aryee (Abstract Pictures) and Frank Spotnitz (Big Light Productions), as well as cultural diversity, FAST television, and the future of documentaries.

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