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KCET Wins Three 2019 National Arts & Entertainment Awards

KCET is honored to announce that three of its KCET Original series were honored by the LA Press Club at the 2019 National Arts and Entertainment Awards, presented on Sunday December 1 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

Arts and culture series “Artbound” episode “Heath Ceramics: The Making of a California Classic” won first-place recognition in the Documentary or Special Program Feature (over 30 minutes) category as well as in the Music/Art/Culture Personality Profile category for Jennifer M. Voland’s profile on iconic American designer Edith Heath. While “Lost LA,” produced in conjunction with the USC libraries, was named as the winner of the Soft News Feature (under 5 minutes) category for the short video “The Origin of the Universal Studios Hollywood Studio Tour” from the season three episode Fantasyland.”

Check out the three winning stories below.

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Soft News Feature – Under 5 Minutes – Film/TV


Lost LA - “The Origin of the Universal Studios Hollywood Studio Tour” 

Lost LA Production Team

Judges’ comments: The clear winner on the storytelling and mesmerizing use of 1915…archive video. Beautiful to see how the theme park developed. Love how you could have initially bumped into a movie star there. Great TV. 

The Origin of the Universal Studios Hollywood Studio Tour

 

Documentary or Special Program, Feature

Artbound - “Heath Ceramics: The Making of a California Classic” 

Artbound Production Team

Judges’ comment: The portrait of ceramic designer Edith Heath as a visionary, teacher, and early environmentalist who made practical, yet artistic, dinnerware to last for all people is a wonderful exploration of the impact one woman has made on the arts.

Heath Ceramics - The Making of a California Classic

 

Personality Profile, Music/Art/Culture

KCET - “Edith Heath: A Rebellion in Clay” 

Jennifer M. Volland

Judges’ comment: Volland masterfully brings together art, culture and history for this fascinating profile of a classic American brand and its exceptional founder, Edith Heath. 

Edith Heath making pottery | Courtesy of the Environmental Design Archives at UC Berkeley
Edith Heath making pottery | Courtesy of the Environmental Design Archives at UC Berkeley

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