Good news from the Netherlands. Peet Gelderblom, creator of Directorama and a fine television director in his own right, has this past week been nominated for a Dutch television prize recognizing excellence in the medium. Peet has been nominated under the “Amusement” category, and he provides this English translation of the most important information to be found on the Dutch web site:
"This Wednesday the nominations were announced for the Image and Sound Awards 2008. Over the past months, a jury of TV professionals led by Peter Römer judged 288 Dutch broadcasts for a total of 11 prizes. The Image and Sound Awards are the business prizes for the highest valued Dutch TV-programs, multimedia concepts, best actor and actress, and for the TV Personality of the Year."
Peet will hopefully keep us up to date and let us know when we can raise our glasses in his honor after he wins. Until then, take a look at some clips from a program Peet shot in Uganda and Kenya earlier this year and get a feel for why he’s up for such a well-deserved honor.
Dick Maas, eat your heart out. Paul Verhoe-who?