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Deenihan congratulates Brown Bag Films on Emmy Success

Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, today (Thursday, 26 June, 2014) congratulated Dublin-based Brown Bag Films on winning three Emmy Awards for its Peter Rabbit animation series.

The Peter Rabbit Cartoon is broadcast on Nickelodeon. At the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards yesterday, Brown Bag Film picked up the following individual awards:

· Production Design: Stephen Robinson, Art Director

· Set Designer: Eddie Gribbin, 2D Design

· Storyboard: Mårten Jönmark, Storyboards

Brown Bag Films were also nominated for awards in five additional categories.

Congratulating the winners, Minister Deenihan said:

“I would like to commend brown Bag Films for their remarkable success. It is fantastic to see the animation sector in Ireland doing so well on the international stage. Animation and the film industry in general, are going from strength to strength in Ireland and this country’s reputation in the global industry is enhanced by the talent, hard work and creativity of the individuals and production companies working here. Success at the Emmys, and other international film festivals and awards ceremonies, adds further to this reputation."