Press Release: Two UCSD-TV Programs Nominated for Emmy Awards (5/2005)

Two UCSD-TV Programs Nominated for Emmy Awards

LA JOLLA, May 31, 2005--The University of California, San Diego Television (UCSD-TV) documentary "In the Shadow of White Mountain" and "Love and Murder," a Malashock Dance/UCSD-TV collaborative creative effort, were among the nominees announced last week by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for Emmy 2005, the 31st Annual Pacific Southwest Emmy Awards. "In the Shadow of White Mountain" received a nomination for Best Documentary and "Love and Murder" was nominated for Best Visual and Performing Arts Program, as well as for Editing/Other than News, Lighting Direction and Photography/Other than News. The 31st Annual Pacific Southwest Emmy Awards will be held on June 18, 2005.

"These nominations reflect the hard work, dedication and collaboration of our production team and their partners," says Lynn Burnstan, Managing Director of UCSD-TV. "They demonstrate that we are achieving our goal to offer viewers award-winning regional programming. My heartfelt thanks goes out to all who made these nominations happen."

"In the Shadow of White Mountain," made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation, was recently recognized with a "Certificate for Creative Excellence" by the International Film and Video Festival's 38th Annual Awards competition, the second major award for this documentary and its producer, UCSD-TV's Rich Wargo. In early 2005, the documentary was honored with a bronze Telly Award, an international competition honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions.

The announcement marks the second consecutive year that a Malashock Dance/UCSD-TV partnership has garnered multiple nominations. Last year, "The Soul of Saturday Night" took home two of television's coveted awards, the Emmy for outstanding Visual and Performing Arts Program, and the award for Best Direction/Other than News. Described by UCSD-TV producer John Menier as "cheerfully demented," "Love and Murder" is the second dance film collaboration between Malashock Dance and UCSD-TV.

The purpose of the Emmy Awards is to recognize outstanding achievements in television by conferring annual awards of merit in the Pacific Southwest region. The Pacific Southwest region includes San Diego County and the television markets of Bakersfield, Oxnard, Palm Springs, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada. The annual presentation of these awards is intended to be an incentive for the continued pursuit of excellence for those working in television and to focus public attention on outstanding cultural, educational, technological, entertainment, news and informational achievements in television. This year's awards will be presented in 64 categories - from news reporting and sports coverage to animation and art direction.

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