Rose d’Or Festival – exclusive sponsors club established

Lucerne: The Rose d'Or Festival is among the world's most important events in entertainment television. To promote the festival more systematically, a Donors Club has been established. The Club of Roses will be officially launched on 1 September in Zurich.

Since 1961, the prestigious Rose d’Or has acknowledged originality, quality and creativity in television entertainment and supported excellence in the areas of television and new media. Over the last 50 years, the festival has become an important meeting point for decision-makers in international entertainment television. However, the Rose d’Or Festival is more than just an important event in the agenda of television professionals from around the world. Its international appeal also makes the festival an important event for Switzerland and Lucerne. 

Daniel Gutenberg to become chairman

To promote the Rose d’Or more systematically in the future, an exclusive Donors Club has been established. The Club of Roses will ensure further development and sustained success for the Rose d’Or, while strengthening the image of Switzerland as a point of attraction for the international entertainment industry. Entrepreneur Daniel Gutenberg, who sits on the Rose d’Or board of directors, will be the club’s chairman. He will officially launch the Club of Roses on 1 September in Zurich – along with Marco Castellaneta, chairman of the board of directors of Rose d’Or and head of Ringier Entertainment, Marc Walder, CEO of Ringier Switzerland and Germany and Rose d’Or festival director Rolf Probala. 

Anniversary year full of highlights

The 50th edition of the Rose d’Or Festival will take place from 18 – 22 September 2010 in Lucerne. The anniversary festival will culminate and conclude with the magnificent Awards Ceremony. For the days before that, a special anniversary programme awaits festival-goers. Programme highlights include an opening event at the Hotel Schweizerhof Lucerne, a live version of the world-famous TV show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”, a concert of the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra performing the soundtrack to the second part of “Lord of the Rings” (“The Two Towers”) and a Comedy Night, presented by renowned comedy star Thomas Hermanns (“Quatsch Comedy Club”). The festival’s crowning conclusion will be the magnificent Awards Ceremony with after-show party at the Culture and Convention Centre Lucerne (KKL). 

Rose d’Or – Festival and Awards

The Rose d’Or is one of the most important annual events in the international television industry. It was founded in Montreux in 1961 and has been held in Lucerne since 2004. With over 40 countries taking part, the Rose d’Or attracts leading television makers, producers and production companies, and executives from independent and public service broadcasters. Since its creation, it has been a networking platform for the onscreen entertainment community, and a meeting place to discuss ideas and formats. The festival culminates in a Gala Awards Ceremony, at which prestigious Golden Roses for the best television entertainment programmes of the year are awarded. Throughout its 50 year history, the festival’s goal has been to reward originality, quality and creativity in entertainment programming, and to encourage excellence in television and new media.

Advance Ticket Sales for Rose d’Or Festival 

Several of this year’s Festival events are open to the public: the live charity quiz show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra performing the soundtrack to the second part of Lord of the Rings (The Two Towers), Comedy Night, hosted by German comedy star Thomas Hermanns (Quatsch Comedy Club), and the gala Awards Ceremony in KKL Lucerne. More information about events and tickets is available at www.rosedor.com. Reserve tickets today and come to Lucerne in September. You can travel to the festival with a 20% discount using the SBB RailAway combination. Additional information is available at www.sbb/rosedor