PBS SoCal Earns Five Telly Awards in the 40th Annual Celebration of the Best in Television

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June 4, 2019 PBS SoCal, Southern California’s home for the premieres of new PBS programs, is proud to announce it earned five Telly Awards for its original programming in the categories of Biography, Directing and Entertainment. In its 40th year, the Telly Awards honors excellence in local, regional and cable TV commercials, non-broadcast video and TV programs.

PBS SoCal’s winning entries are:

Variety Studio: Actors on Actors – Silver Telly in the Entertainment category

The 59th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration – Gold Telly in the Use of Live Video/Broadcast category

The 59th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration – Silver Telly in the Entertainment category

The 59th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration – Silver Telly in the Directing category

Iconic Vision: John Parkinson, Architect of Los Angeles – Bronze Telly in the Biography category

More about the winning submissions:

Variety Studio: Actors on Actors (PBS SoCal co-production with Variety Media, LLC)

This series of programs takes viewers inside films and television shows through conversations – actor to actor — between today’s most acclaimed stars.

The 59th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration (Produced in partnership with the Los Angeles County Arts Commission in association with CDK Productions)

Music ensembles, choirs and dance companies from the many neighborhoods and cultures of the region celebrate the season during this live, three-hour holiday show.

Iconic Vision: John Parkinson, Architect of Los Angeles (Co-produced by PBS SoCal and Clear Sky Films)

Iconic Vision tells the story John Parkinson, the architect who created many of Los Angeles’ most iconic structures, including City Hall, The Coliseum, Union Station and Bullocks Wilshire among many others.

The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council—an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks, reflective of the multiscreen industry The Telly Awards celebrates.

ABOUT PBS SOCAL
PBS SoCal delivers content and experiences that inspire, inform and entertain – over the air, online, in the community and in the classroom. We offer the full slate of beloved PBS programs including MASTERPIECE, NOVA, PBS NewsHour, Frontline, Independent Lens, a broad library of documentary films including works from Ken Burns; and educational PBS KIDS programs including Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Curious George. Our programs are accessible for free through four broadcast channels, and available for streaming at pbssocal.org, on the PBS mobile apps, and via connected TV services Android TV, Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. PBS SoCal is a donor-supported community institution that is a part of Public Media Group of Southern California, the flagship PBS station for 19 million diverse people across California.