Burbank, CA -May 20, 2013 -KCETLink's original performing arts and culture series, Live @ the Ford, has received a People's Bronze Telly in the 34th Annual Telly Awards. With nearly 11,000 entries nationwide and numerous countries, less than 10% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Silver Telly, the highest honor, and approximately 25% of entries are chosen as winners of the Bronze Telly.
Season one's episode, "Angel City Jazz Festival - Global Jam", which showcased cutting edge jazz in Los Angeles, was rated as one of the top videos by online viewers. In addition, the selection process involved a prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council, who evaluated each entry against a high standard of merit.
"We are proud that Live @ the Ford has been recognized by the Internet community as well as distinguished industry peers," said Juan Devis, Co-executive Producer of Live @ The Ford and Vice President of Arts and Culture Programming, KCETLink. "Our commitment is to offer our viewers a dynamic, culturally-rich series that promotes local arts in Southern California and we're pleased to showcase the wealth of talent in this region."
"The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video," said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. "KCETLink's accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production."
Live @ the Ford, now in its second season, airs a one-hour concert performance interspersed with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews every third Thursday of each month at 9 p.m. until September on KCET. For more information and special web exclusives, please visit www.kcet.org/liveattheford.
About the Telly Awards
The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world. To find out more about the Telly Awards, visit www.tellyawards.com.
KCETLink, formed by the merger between KCET and Link Media, is a national independent, nonprofit, digital and broadcast network that provides high-quality, culturally diverse programming designed to engage the public in innovative, entertaining and transformative ways. With a commitment to independent perspectives, smart global entertainment, local communities, and opportunities for engagement and social action, KCETLink depicts people and the world through a lens unavailable elsewhere in U.S. media. A viewer-supported 501(c)(3) organization, KCETLink content is distributed via satellite on DirecTV 375 and DISH Network 9410, in Southern and Central California via broadcast, as well as through various digital delivery systems. KCET and Link TV are services of KCETLink. For additional information about KCET and Link TV productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org or linktv.org.