The Japanese company TOEI, known for its successes with the Power Rangers and Goldorak, is to receive a lifetime achievement award at MIPTV in Cannes. TOEI has been active for 50 years already. Most recently, it has produced award-winning features such as the second world war drama “Yamato” that won a prize at Cannes 2005.
Although the MIPTV awards usually go to individuals, “TOEI executives were very insistent that their success has been a collective effort and that the award should go to the whole TOEI team, rather than any one individual,” commented Paul Johnson, Director of the Television Division, Reed MIDEM.
MIPTV will be held in Cannes between April 3 and 7 2006. Details at MIPTV.com.