17 Non-broadcasting entries vie for 2011 Emmy Awards


Come November’s 2011 Emmy Awards ceremonies, a very large number of broadcasting persons and entities among scores of contenders, will take home a coveted Emmy statuette as winners in 27 Outstanding Achievement categories.

Of those 27 categories, 15 will honor achievements in programming, commercials and crafts produced by 17 local and regional production companies other than broadcasters, as shown below. 

Of these, Zacuto Films leads with four nominations. Best known as a rental house, Zacuto Films won a place in the Documentary Programs/Topical category –- where it’s up against Media Process Group’s “The Story of Father Pfleger” – and  Informational/Instructional Programming and Craft Achievement: Editing categories.

Jerry Bryant TV, Inc., PUNCH Films, Grannies on Safari, Inc. and TLN are up for two awards each.  John Cuneo and Derek Devine’s PUNCH Films has the distinction of competing against itself in the PSAs category, for its “Texting While Driving” campaign.

Other Chicago and regional non-broadcasting entries are Richter Studios, Grannies on Safari, Inc., Jeff Sciortino Photography, TLN, Green River Films, Key to the City Productions, Kenmore Live Studio Productions, Orbark Productions, Edelman Public Relations and Team World Vision, Chicago; Discover Mediaworks, Madison, Big Idea Company, Mishawaka and Explore Media, Elkhart. 

The Emmy Awards will be presented Sunday, Nov. 6 at the Alhambra Palace, 1240 W. Randolph, starting at 4:30 p.m. registration and cocktails.

DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMS: CULTURAL (Award to Producer)
Chicago Sinfonietta: Sounds of Diversity: Eryn Walanka, Jim White, Megan Etlinger, Keno Greer, Jim Hirsch, Producers. WYCC
Architect Robert A.M. Stern: Presence of the Past: Daniel Andries, Geoffrey Baer, Producers; Dan Soles, V.J. McAleer, Executive Producers; Sara Medlin, Associate Producer. WTTW

DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMS: HISTORICAL (Award to Producer)
DuSable to Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis: Daniel Andries, Barbara E. Allen, Producers; V.J. McAleer, Jerry Liwanag, Executive Producers; Charceana Williams, Associate Producer; Keisha Chavers, Associate Producer. WTTW
Biking The Boulevards: Geoffrey Baer, Co-Producer; Dan Protess, Producer; Carmen M. Schmidt, Associate Producer. WTTW
Make No Little Plans: Richard M. Daley: Sean Leidigh, Co-Producer; Pamela Grimes, Producer. WGN

DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMS: TOPICAL (Award to Producer)
bts: Hit the Ground Running: Scott Lynch, Steve Weiss, Jens Bogehegn, Daniel Skubal, Greg Kwedar, Producers. Zacuto Films
Our Birds: Christine Sloan-Miller, Executive Producer; JoAnne Garrett, Producer. Wisconsin Public Television
Radical Disciple: The Story of Father Pfleger: Bob Hercules, Co-Producer. Media Process Group
Snowed Under: The Story of the Blizzard of 2011 with Tom Skilling: Tom Skilling, Executive Producer; Pamela Grimes, Producer; Mike D’Angelo, Co-Producer. WGN
Making Big Plans: The Story of Chicago’s Olympic Dream: Mark Mitten, Jim Schmidt, Patrick G. Ryan, Joe Stuart, Scott Myers, Betty Jo Moore, Mark Jepsen, Zach Goheen, Christopher Gotschall, Producers. WMAQ
Osama bin Laden Killed Debrief: Ash-har Quraishi, Reporter; Carol Marin, Segment Host; Nicholas Shields, Segment Producer. WTTW

CRAFTS ACHIEVEMENT OFF-AIR: MUSICAL COMPOSITION/ARRANGEMENT
Judy Faulkner Krause - So You Wanna be a Designer Theme Song. Kenmore Live Studio Productions
Everett Ray Hibbs - Journey into the Amazon - The Family. TLN
Allan Phillips - Grannies on Safari - Season 3. Grannies on Safari, Inc.
Orbert Davis, Mark Ingram - DuSable to Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis. Orbark Productions, LLC

CRAFTS ACHIEVEMENT OFF-AIR: WRITERPROGRAM (non-news)
Daniel Andries, Geoffrey Baer - Architect Robert A.M. Stern: Presence of the Past. WTTW
Daniel Andries, Barbara E. Allen, Gail F. Baker - DuSable to Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis. WTTW
Bill Friedman - Big Ten Football Saturday Pre-Game. Big Ten Network

INFORMATIONAL/INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMMING: PROGRAM/SPECIAL/ SERIES/FEATURE/SEGMENT (Award to Producer/Host/Reporter)
The Great Camera Shootout 2011: The Tipping Point: Scott Lynch, Steve Weiss, Jens Bogehegn, Daniel Skubal, Producers. Zacuto Films
Climate Wisconsin: Stories from a State of Change: Finn Ryan, Producer. Wisconsin Educational Communications Board
Open House Chicago: Stephanie Kurtz, Marni Kupfer, Executive Producers; Connie de Bie, George Oliphant, Hosts; Andrew Scerbo, Kristin Kropp, Patrick Barkley, Phil Castello, Kimberly Nikia Brooks, Vicky Baftiri, Mike Fernandes, Courtney Yost, Adam Giese, Producers; David Pontillo, Associate Producer. WMAQ
Intro to Coding: Guy Clark, Michael Capitelli, Producers. Kaplan Higher Education.

DISCUSSION PROGRAMMING: PROGRAM /SPECIAL/SERIES (Award to Producer/Host/Reporter)
Broadway in Chicago Backstage: Fred Prigge, Producer; Rebecca Cianci, Executive Producer; Paul Lisnek, Host. Comcast
FilmFellas: Commitment to the Craft: Scott Lynch, Steve Weiss, Jens Bogehegn, Producers. Zacuto Films
The Challenge of Raising African American Boys: Garrard McClendon, Host. WYCC
Windy City LIVE!: Mary Hynes, Daniel Barbossa, Jared Hoffa, Matt Knutson, David Plummer, Emerald-Jane Hunter, Producers; Marlaine Selip, Executive Producer; Cindy Patrasso, Supervising Producer; Hank Mendheim, Senior Producer; Ryan Chiaverini, Valerie Warner, Hosts; Jessie Kalin, Dawn Watkins, Lynne Wisnefski, Suk Yi, Associate Producers; Nina Chantele, Roe Conn, Billy Dec, Mark DeCarlo, Contributors. WLS

MAGAZINE PROGRAMMING: PROGRAM/SPECIAL/ SERIES (Award to Producer/Host/Reporter)
Chicago’s Best: Best Pork: Josh Kaufman, David Rosenberg, Matt Knutson, Jordan Arseneau, Mike Janowski, Producers; Ted Brunson, Brittney Payton, Hosts. Oak Brook Productions (WGN-TV)
Chicago: Secrets of the City: Catie Keogh, Executive Producer/Host; Pete McMurray, Host; Jeff Conway, Producer. Key to the City Productions, LLC
JBTV: Christian Picciolini, Executive Producer; Jerry Bryant, Executive Producer/Host; Ryan Manno, Jenna Martinelli, Tobias Jeg, Hosts; Celestina Hinojosa, Associate Producer; Tim Rusin, T.J. Connor, Aidan Brezonick, Paul LoPiccolo, Co-Producers. Jerry Bryant TV, Inc.
190 North: Janet Davies, Host/Executive Producer; Holly Grisham Conroy, Edgar Vargas, Cathy Vlahogiannis, Rubye Wilson Lane, Samantha Zackowitz, Producer; Doug Banks, Mark Nilsson, Eva Saha, Reporters. WLS
In Wisconsin: Christine Sloan-Miller, Executive Producer; Joel Waldinger, Producer. Wisconsin Public Television

MAGAZINE PROGRAMMING: FEATURE/SEGMENT (Award to Producer/Host/Reporter)
Adaptive Kayak: Christine Sloan-Miller, Executive Producer; JoAnne Garrett, Producer; Joel Waldinger, Managing Producer. Wisconsin Public Television
Michael Perry: Chicken Shack: Christine Sloan-Miller, Executive Producer; Andy Moore, Producer. Wisconsin Public Television
JBTV - The Return of Madina Lake and Matthew Leone: Christian Picciolini, Jerry Bryant, Executive Producers; Ryan Manno, Jenna Martinelli, Hosts; Celestina Hinojosa, Associate Producer; Tim Rusin, T.J. Connor, Aidan Brezonick, Paul LoPiccolo, Co-Producers. Jerry Bryant TV, Inc

ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMING: PROGRAM/ SPECIAL/ SERIES/FEATURE/SEGMENT (Award to the Producer/Host/Performer)
Val’s Art Diary: Mother’s Day Painting: Wojciech Lorenc, Producer. Columbia College (faculty)
Grannies on Safari - Season 3: Regina Fraser, Patricia A. Johnson, Producers; Thomas E. Fraser, Michelle L. Collins, Executive Producers. Grannies on Safari, Inc.
Acceso Total Chicago: Maria Elena Ponticiello, Pablo Alfaro, Diana Maldonado, Elda Duran, Ambar Gilmore, Imelda Valencia, Alex Lechuga, Producers. WSNS
Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2011 Youth in Music Festival: Samantha Sanders, John Farbrother, Producers. Green River Films, Inc.
This Little Light of Mine: Raul Galvan, Executive Producer; Adrienne Danrich, Everett Lee Marshburn, Co-Producers. WMVS

CHILDREN/YOUTH/TEEN PROGRAMMING: PROGRAM/ SPECIAL/SERIES (Award to the Producer/Host/Reporter)
The Jr. Cuisine Cooking Show: Gerald Jackson, Cherise Ragland, D’Shaun Ragland, Executive Producers. WYCC
Into the Outdoors: Lisa Rose, Mark Rose, Executive Producers; Amy Wallace, Producer; Steven Nelson, John Oakes, Co-Producers. Discover Mediaworks, Inc.
The Traveling Trio: Clark Gray, Producer; Lora Gray, Executive Producer; Olivia Gray, Ingram Gray, Everett Gray, Hosts. Showplace TV Syndication

COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE (PSAS): SINGLE SPOT/CAMPAIGN
Regreso a Clases: Jaime Elizalde, Helena Stella Boyd, Luisa Echevarria, Carlos Mazzilli, Mike Bania, Producers. WGBO
I Run: Nathan Brown, Chris Folkens, Producer. Team World Vision
Ouch! Bullying Hurts!: Jim Rivett, Executive Producer; Shelly Young, Producer; Joey Taylor, Jason Davis, Rick Kump, Ashley Throw, Chris Mueller, Bobbie Fredericks, Kathleen Maccoux, Robb Mommaerts, Associate Producers. Arketype Inc
Texting While Driving - Mom: John Cuneo, Derek Devine, Producers. PUNCH Films
Facts Don’t Lie: Simon Edelman, Executive Producer. Resolute Consulting
Black History Month: Diane Hannes, Deborah Brown, Producers; Jay Wadhwa, Executive Producer. WMAQ
Chicago Children’s Choir: Jeff Sciortino, Amanda Gray, Scott Theisen, Producers. Jeff Sciortino Photography
Texting While Driving - Teen: John Cuneo, Derek Devine, Producers. PUNCH Films

COMMERCIALS: SINGLE SPOT (Award to the Producer)
The Letter: Louis Pierce, Producer. Big Idea Company, LLC
Le Cordon Bleu - Apprentice Spot: David Richter, Jeremy Richter, Executive Producers. Richter Studios
PBC Winball Promotion: Jeff Becker, Corey Karinen, Phil Paulik, Ann Smiley, Chris Verespej, Ryan Daniels, Lisa Kline, Producers. Potawatomi Bingo Casino

COMMERCIALS: CAMPAIGN (Award to the Producer)
Illinois Democrats UNITE!: Simon Edelman, Executive Producer. Quinn/Simon For Illinois
Austin Straubel International Airport: Jim Rivett, Executive Producer; Shelly Young, Ross Mollet, Co-Producers; Jesse Mitchell, Rick Kump, Ashley Throw, Megan Anderson, Associate Producers. Arketype Inc
PBC 2010 Branding Campaign: Ann Smiley, Corey Karinen, Ryan Daniels, Lisa Kline, Producers. Potawatomi Bingo Casino
My Credit Union: Jeremy Pinckert, Producer. Explore Media

CRAFTS ACHIEVEMENT OFF-AIR: EDITOR/PROGRAM (non-news)
Aaron Nowakowski, John Jackowiak, Joshua Price - Day of Honor. Comcast
Pablo Alfaro, Alex Lechuga, Maria Morales-Salazar - Acceso Total Chicago. WSNS
Eryn Walanka - Composite. WYCC
Everett Ray Hibbs - Journey into the Amazon - The Family: Everett Ray Hibbs, Editor. TLN
Karen Abad - Great Camera Shootout 2011: The Tipping Point. Zacuto Films

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