Helena Medina, faculty member in the Media Studies Department at The New School for General Studies was awarded the Silver World Medal as creator and writer of the miniseries 23 F The King: The Hardest Day at the New York Festivals Television and Film Awards ceremony earlier this month.
Medina started her career as a television writer on NBC in New York, but now writes for the main TV networks of Spain and France, where she has written award-winning TV movies, miniseries, and docu-dramas. 23 F The King: The Hardest Day (TVE, 2009), has become the highest rated fiction in the history of television in Spain and constituted a phenomenon in the European Union, setting a trend for two-part miniseries. Medina’s three new miniseries will premiere shortly in several European countries.
Now in its 53rd year, the New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards recognize “The World’s Best Work” and received entries from 30 different countries making the awards one of the most well-known and widely respected competitions.