Writer, director and producer Darren Star will receive the Golden Nymph of Honor at the 60th Monte-Carlo Television Festival, an award that recognizes renowned professionals for their extraordinary contributions to the entertainment and television industry .
Star, whose credits include Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place, Sex & The City, Young and, currently, Netflix Emilie in Paris, will receive the tribute of Prince Albert II of Monaco during the opening ceremony of the festival on June 18 at the Grimaldi Forum.
“We are delighted to honor Darren Star on our 60th anniversary of the Festival with the prestigious Nymphe d’Or d’Honneur,” said Laurent Puons, CEO of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival. “It is an exceptional talent who has created many of the most beloved and popular television shows for audiences around the world. We are particularly happy that he can join us in Monaco to celebrate with us this very special award. “
Previous recipients of this honor are Dick Wolf, Ted Turner, Jerry Bruckheimer, Anne Sweeney, Stephen J. Cannell, Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner.
Originally created by Prince Rainier III of Monaco sixty years ago, the festival is now under the Honorary Presidency of Prince Albert II.