ABC series Employable Me nominated for Rose d’Or award

ABC’s factual series Employable Me has been nominated for a Rose d’Or Award.

The announcement:

ABC’s Employable Me nominated for Rose d’Or

Uplifting ABC series Employable Me has been nominated for a prestigious Rose d’Or Award, celebrating excellence and achievement in entertainment programming from around the world.

Series two of the ABC Factual program is the only Australian television show named on the awards’ shortlist, voted for by 60 international media industry professionals. Employable Me, produced by Northern Pictures for the ABC, has been lauded internationally for its insightful exploration of social issues affecting people with neurodiverse conditions as they search for employment.

Josie Mason-Campbell, ABC Head of Entertainment & Factual, said: “Employable Me has connected deeply with our audience and has been duly celebrated in Australia and internationally. The Rose d’Or nomination is further recognition of the brilliant team at Northern Pictures, who treated this important subject with authenticity, care and humour. The ABC is proud to share such diverse and distinctive stories that bring about meaningful change in how we see the world and each other.”

Cian O’Clery, series Director, said: “We’re delighted Employable Me series two has been nomination for a Rose d’Or Award. It’s an honour for the Northern Pictures team to stand side by side with some of the world’s leading factual producers. Both series of Employable Me have struck a chord with audiences and critics alike and that’s thanks to the wonderful participants who generously collaborated with us to share their stories and to the ABC for their commitment to making meaningful television.”

The Rose d’Or Awards will be announced on 1 December. Employable Me’s recognition follows last month’s AACTA Award nominations for Best Documentary or Factual Program and Best Direction in Nonfiction Television.

The ABC series’ major award wins include: Two gold medals at the 2019 New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards; 2019 Australian Director’s Guild Award for Best Documentary Series; 2018 AACTA Award for Best Documentary or Factual Program; and 2018 Venice Television Award for Best Reality Series.

Series two of Employable Me is available to watch on ABC iview. New ABC TV series Love on the Spectrum, produced by Northern Pictures, which follows young adults on the autism spectrum as they navigate the world of dating and relationships, premieres on 19 November.

Source: ABC media release


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