KCETLink's 'Live @ the Ford' Wins a Telly Award | KCET
KCETLink's 'Live @ the Ford' Wins a Telly Award
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
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
"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
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
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