Darren Star honoured at Monte-Carlo Television Festival
Sex & the City, Melrose creator receives outstanding achievement award from Prince Albert II in Monte-Carlo.
US TV writer / producer Darren Star has received an honorary Golden Nymph during the opening ceremony of the 60th Monte-Carlo Television Festival.
Star’s credits include Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place, Sex & the City, Younger, Emily in Paris, received the award from Prince Albert II (pictured second from left).
Prince Albert II of Monaco declared, “The Honorary Golden Nymph is awarded to an extraordinary creative professional for his outstanding contribution to the entertainment and television industry whose work is recognised worldwide.”
Star (pictured second from right) said, “When I was starting out as a young screenwriter and waiting tables hoping for a break, you have to go on blind faith and a lot perseverance, to perhaps a diluted belief, that against the odds, you will elbow your way from the studio door. I dreamed it, but I never imagined naturally it would bring me here tonight.”
His next show for Netflix is Uncoupled, with Jeffrey Richman (Modern Family), about a newly single gay man who has to navigate the dating scene as a man in his 40s after his husband of 17 years walks out on him.
“It’s about a couple that happens to be gay, but that’s really about the universality of relationships, and I think it will hopefully be a very modern, relatable series,” he said.
Season two of Emily in Paris is currently in production, and shot partly in the French Riviera, in Saint-Tropez. Star said he has some ideas for a third season, but it has not yet been ordered by Netflix.
The Monte-Carlo Television Festival concludes this week with the Golden Nymph Awards.