PBS SoCal Nominated for 5 Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards

PBS SOCAL NOMINATED FOR 5

LOS ANGELES AREA EMMY® AWARDS

Los Angeles, Calif. (June 4, 2015) – PBS SoCaL, PBS for Greater Los Angeles, has been nominated by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for five Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards.

The station’s nominations include PBS SoCaL’s weekly series Studio SoCal; Variety Studio: Actors on Actors produced in partnership with Variety Media, LLC.; Mia, a dancer’s Journey produced in partnership with Slavenska Dance Preservation, Inc.; and more. Below is a complete list of PBS SoCaL’s nominations in each category:

BEST ARTS AND CULTURE/HISTORY PROGRAM

Mia, a dancer’s journey

Brenda Brkusic, Producer

Maria Ramas, Producer

Kate Johnson, Producer

Ted Sprague, Producer

 

BEST ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM

Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

Brenda Brkusic, Executive Producer

Kate Mazzuca, Executive Producer

Donna Pennestri, Executive Producer

Andrew Russell, Executive Producer

John Ross, Supervising Producer

Jenelle Riley, Host

BEST INFORMATION/PUBLIC AFFAIRS SERIES (more than 50% studio-based)

Studio SoCal

Helen Kumari, Producer

Rick Reiff, Host

Elizabeth Espinosa, Host

David Nazar, Reporter

BEST PUBLIC, MUNICIPAL AND OPERATOR PRODUCED CABLE

The Drive-By Economist

Doug Paul Kriegel, Executive Producer

Scott Goldrich, Producer

The Wedge: Dynasty, Tragedy, Legacy

Bob Rogers, On-Camera Talent Producer

R.H. Greene, Producer

Stephen Rebori, Producer

Emily Heller, Producer

The winners will be announced at the 67th Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards presentation on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at The Skirball Cultural Center Guerin Pavilion in Herscher Hall. The Los Angeles Area nominees were selected by national active and Los Angeles Area Peer Group active members within the Television Academy. Additional information about the Emmy nominations is available at http://www.emmys.com/news/awards/67th-los-angeles-area-emmy-award-nominations-announced

About PBS SoCaL

PBS SoCaL is the only station in the Greater Los Angeles area providing the full PBS schedule to Southern California and is home to all PBS program premieres as they are released nationally. As Southern California’s flagship PBS station, PBS SoCaL provides early education, access to a broad array of arts and culture, and programs for, about and by the people of Southern California.

PBS SoCaL is the parent to three unique broadcast channels, PBS SoCaL/KOCE-HD, PBS SoCaL Plus, and PBS SoCaL World, which are dedicated to educating, entertaining and enlightening viewers throughout Southern California. PBS SoCaL offices are located in Downtown LA, Century City and Costa Mesa.  PBS SoCaL is proudly, our communities’ largest classroom, largest stage for the arts and trusted source of information. Explore the future of PBS in Southern California at www.pbssocal.org.

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CONTACT:

PBS SoCaL

Stacy Shaffer

(714) 241-4166

sshaffer@pbssocal.org