East West 101 wins gold

05 May, 2010 by IF

Press release from AccessPR

Hot on the heels of its double Logies win, SBS drama East West 101 has won a Gold Medal for Best Mini-series at the New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards.


The awards recognise the world’s best work in news, documentary and entertainment programming. The Awards include entries from over 30 different countries and some of the most well known and widely respected broadcasters globally.

“After beating out massive Australian dramas like Underbelly and Packed to the Rafters, East West 101 has now beaten out some of the world’s best work to secure Gold,” SBS Managing Director Shaun Brown said.

“Congratulations to producers Kris Wyld and Steve Knapman who were in New York to pick up the award. East West 101 is a story about diversity and there is no better broadcaster to back this series in Australia than SBS.”

SBS’s Director of Content – Television and Online Matt Campbell said: “Critics across the world have recognised the quality of East West 101. It is
captivating television with brilliant writing and direction as well as a stellar cast and crew.

“SBS is incredibly proud to be associated with East West 101 and we look forward to working with Steve, Kris and the cast and crew on the third instalment of this amazing series.”

At Sunday night’s Logies East West 101 took home the Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Drama and the Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actor for Don Hany. East West 101 won the AFI Award for Best Mini-Series in 2008. It also won Best Television Series and Best Direction in 2009 and Best Lead Actress for Susie Porter.