APT WINS FOUR REGIONAL EMMY AWARDS
- APT WINS FOUR REGIONAL EMMY AWARDS
Alabama Public Television has received four Southeastern Regional Emmy
Awards from the National Academy of Arts & Sciences for documentaries
produced on the Montgomery Bus Boycott and on contemporary Alabama
artist Thornton Dial.
Earning awards for excellence in Documentary Production was "Justice
Without Violence," a 30-minute documentary on the Montgomery Bus Boycott
of 1955 -1956, produced and directed by APT Executive Producer Amanda
Shaw Newsome. Newsome also earned an Emmy for her script for the film,
which was underwritten by Alabama Power, the City of Montgomery, the
Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, the Montgomery Convention and
Visitors' Bureau, Montgomery County and the Alabama Department of
Celia Carey, APT's Director of Documentary Productions, received an Emmy
for a seven-minute promo for "Mr. Dial Has Something to Say," a
feature-length documentary underwritten by Alabama Power that is slated
to run on APT on October 16.
"Thornton Dial," a 19-minute short underwritten by the Houston Museum of
Art and Alabama Power, received an Emmy for producer/director Carey in
the directing category. The film previously won at the 2006 San
Francisco International Film Festival in the Best TV Documentary Short
Form category and earned an Audience Choice Award at Birmingham's
Sidewalk Film Festival.
APT Executive Director Allan Pizzato notes, "We've said that APT is
uniquely positioned to be Alabama's storyteller. Thanks to the talented
people at APT who have made it possible for us to receive nine Emmy
nominations and five Emmy Awards over the past three years, we can say
we are Alabama's award-winning storyteller."
APT earned a 2005 regional Emmy with "The Quiltmakers of Gee's Bend" and
a 2006 regional Emmy nomination for "Alabama Ballet: The Making of Romeo
and Juliet," both of which were produced and directed by Celia Carey.