Monte Carlo fetes Halmi

Credits include 'Gulliver's,' 'Dove'

Television impresario Robert Halmi will receive the Gold Nymph Award during the 41st Monte Carlo Television Festival in February.

Kudos recognize creative forces in TV whose body of work holds international appeal and has had a lasting impact on the entertainment industry.

Halmi, who is responsible for features and minis amounting to more than 200 hours of programming — among his key credits are “Gulliver’s Travels,” “Lonesome Dove” and “The Josephine Baker Story” — will be feted Feb. 18 during a gala evening with the participation of talent and execs involved in Hallmark productions.

Fest, which runs in conjunction with the Monte Carlo Television Market, is skedded for Feb. 16-22.

In TV Market news, Juan Jose Nieto, prexy of Spain’s Telefonica Media since August, will be the recipient of the Gold Nymph Award from the 23rd Monte Carlo Television Market.

Nieto was previously head of Via Digital and adviser for Antena 3.

The market, considered one of the top four world program markets with delegates from more than 70 countries, will take place Feb. 19-22.

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