KCET Receives Nine Local L.A. Emmy® Award Nominations Recognizing Excellence in Programming

Burbank, CA - June 19, 2014 - KCET, a service of national independent public digital and broadcast network KCETLink, is proud to announce that it has received nine nominations for Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. 

The station's nominations include six for its flagship weekly local news magazine, SOCAL CONNECTED; one for KCET's ARTBOUND special Invisible Cities: Opera for Headphones, for which KCET explored the creative process behind the experimental opera; one for the 54th annual L.A. COUNTY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION, produced by KCET in partnership with the L.A. County Arts Commission and CDK Productions; and another for KCET's ARTBOUND director Bruce Dickson for his work on Gary Baseman and Me: Critique, Correspondence and Collaboration in the Art World.

The local Emmy® Awards will be presented at the 66th Los Angeles Area Emmys ceremony on July 26, 2014, at the Television Academy's Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre.

KCET's nominations include:



SOCAL CONNECTED http://www.socalconnected.org

Madeleine Brand, Co-Host 

Linda Burns, Coordinating Producer

Alicia Joy Clark, Associate Producer 

Dina Demetrius, Producer 

Karen Foshay, Producer 

Vince Gonzales, Reporter 

Benjamin Gottlieb, Associate Producer 

Rebecca Haggerty, Co-Executive Producer 

Cathy L. Hue, Associate Producer 

Laura Ling, Reporter 

Jennifer London, Reporter

Bret Marcus, Executive Producer 

Judy Muller, Reporter

Lata Pandya, Associate Producer 

Brian Rooney, Producer 

Abe Rosenberg, Segment Producer 

Angela Shelley, Producer 

Val Zavala, Anchor 



SOCAL CONNECTED: "The Right Stuff?"

Cathy L. Hue, Associate Producer

Angela Shelley, Producer 


SOCAL CONNECTED: "Stray Cat Strut"

Karen Foshay, Producer

Bret Marcus, Executive Producer

Judy Muller, Reporter



SOCAL CONNECTED: "Compton Confidential"

Karen Foshay, Producer

Lata Pandya, Producer


SOCAL CONNECTED: "Dangerous High"

Cathy L. Hue, Associate Producer

Bret Marcus, Executive Producer

Angela Shelley, Producer


SOCAL CONNECTED: "The L.A. Experiment"

Karen Foshay, Producer

Vince Gonzales, Reporter

Bret Marcus, Executive Producer

Lata Pandya, Associate Producer


KCET: "54th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration"  

Adam Davis, Producer

Jennifer Fukutomi, Associate Producer

Robert McDonnell, Producer

Heather Rigby, Associate Producer

Kenneth Shapiro, Producer

Teresa Taylor, Coordinating Producer

Bohdan Zachary, Producer

Laura Zucker, Executive Producer


KCET'S ARTBOUND: "Invisible Cities: An Opera for Headphones"  

Matthew Crotty, Producer

Joris Debeij, Producer

Juan Devis, Executive Producer

Drew Tewksbury, Co-Producer





Bruce Dickson, Director



On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around the world. Throughout its 50-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and documentary productions, its quality educational family and children's programs, its outreach and community services and its website, kcet.org. KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org. KCET is a service of KCETLink.



SoCal Connected, winner of a Peabody and two duPont Awards, 20 Emmy® Awards, 24 Golden Mikes, 47 LA Press Club Awards, two Gracie Awards, one national and three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, including Best News Documentary and Los Angeles Magazine's "Best New Local TV Program" of 2009, airs exclusively on KCET. For more information, to view episodes online or to leave comments, please visit www.socalconnected.orgSoCal Connected is made possible through the generous support of The Ahmanson Foundation, Chapman University and the MaddocksBrown Foundation.  



With over 50 columnists and cultural critics in 11 counties of Southern California, Artbound provides seeds of engagement through articles, videos, projects and partners, who are narrating the cultural stories of the region. The role of Artbound is not just to record, report and broadcast cultural stories; its aim is to create mechanisms--be it partnerships, projects or online tools--through which audiences can take direct action in the creation of a common narrative.  Since its launch in May 2012, Artbound has earned numerous awards for its coverage of Southern California's unique narrative of arts and culture, including a Southern California Journalism Award, a National Entertainment Journalism Award and a Golden Mike Award. The site was also named a Webby Award Official Honoree and voted "Best Arts & Culture Site" by L.A. Weekly in 2012.



Hailed by The Hollywood Reporter as a "signal cultural event" and "a delicate and beautiful opera" by The Los Angeles Times, Invisible Cities was a joint production by The Industry and L.A. Dance Project which premiered at Los Angeles' historic Union Station and performed to sold-out audiences during its run in October and early November 2013. Based on Italo Calvino's fantastical novel, the opera was composed and adapted by Christopher Cerrone, conceived and directed by The Industry's founder and artistic director Yuval Sharon, with choreography by Danielle Agami. The production utilized wireless technology provided by Sennheiser, offering audience members headphones to hear the opera amid the normal "hustle and bustle" of the train station's everyday life.




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