DCU graduate and director colleague nominated for Latin Grammy Award

14 Nov 2012

Splinter Films executive producer and Dublin City University (DCU) graduate Emer Patten and director Nick Wickham have been nominated for a Latin Grammy Award in the Best Long Form Video category for Shakira: En Vivo Desde Paris (Live From Paris).

The pair will find out tomorrow if they have won the award, when winners will be announced at a ceremony in Las Vegas.

“For us to be nominated for a Latin Grammy is a huge honour and we are delighted that our work has been recognised in this way,” Patten said.

“The Grammys are the pinnacle of our industry peer awards so we are delighted and we’re particularly pleased that our work with Shakira has been singled out.”

The film is Patten and Wickham’s most recent of several collaborations with Sony Music and singer Shakira, and follows in the wake of their platinum-selling Shakira: Oral Fixation Tour (2006).

Splinter Films, which is based in London, has spent the last 15 years specialising in producing live concert films and live events with entertainers such as Madonna, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Beyoncé and more.

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic