PBS SoCal KOCE and Variety Media Receive CINE Golden Eagle Award for Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

Show was honored among top industry films, series and documentaries

Los Angeles, May 1, 2017 – PBS SoCal KOCE is proud to announce that Variety Studio: Actors on Actors has been honored by the 60th CINE Golden Eagle Awards for Professional Media in the “Variety, Talk Shows, and Special Events: Interview” category.

Variety Studios: Actors on Actors is a series of one-hour specials that take you inside the biggest film and television programs of the year through candid conversations with some of today’s most acclaimed actors.

The CINE Golden Eagle Awards honor originality and excellence in storytelling throughout the media industry. Selected by a distinguished jury of CINE Golden Eagle award-winning media makers and industry professionals, the 2017 recipients and finalists feature many of the most innovative and acclaimed films, series and campaigns of the year.

The following production team will be honored at CINE Celebrates receptions in New York, Washington, DC and Los Angeles this fall: Brenda Brkusic, Executive Producer; Donna Pennestri, Executive Producer; John Ross, Executive Producer; Andrew Russell, Executive Producer; Andrew Wallenstein, Host; Rob Schroeder, Producer; Peter J. Nieves, Producer; Georg Kallert, Producer; Maris Berzins, Producer; Diana Nguyen, Producer; Debra Birnbaum, Producer; Jasmine Abghari, Associate Producer and Michelle Merker, Associate Producer.

Variety Studio: Actors on Actors is co-produced for public broadcasting by Variety Media, LLC and PBS SoCal KOCE. More information is available at www.pbssocal.org/variety.

About PBS SoCal

PBS SoCal KOCE is the home to PBS for Greater Los Angeles and Southern California. We deliver the full schedule of PBS programs, plus content that is for, about and by the people of Southern California. Our content is available free through four broadcast channels, at pbssocal.org, on our mobile apps, and via connected TV services. We provide the community with early education resources and cultural and educational experiences through partnerships, events and grassroots outreach. PBS SoCal has offices in Century City, Costa Mesa, and Los Angeles. Connect with us at pbssocal.org and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.

About Variety Media, LLC

Variety remains the seminal voice of the entertainment industry for 111 years and counting. Featuring award-winning breaking news reporting, insightful award-season coverage, must-read feature spotlights and intelligent analysis of the industry’s most prominent players, Variety is the trusted source for the business of global entertainment. Read by a highly engaged audience of industry insiders, Variety’s multi-platform content coverage expands across digital, mobile, social, print and branded events and summits.


Founded in 1957, CINE’s mission is to honor and champion the creators of exceptional media content, building a community of professional, emerging and student film, television and digital content creators through the annual CINE Golden Eagle Awards, the Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest, the upcoming CINE Connects mentorship program, and skill-building programming such as CINE PitchFest Presented by A&E: Be Original. CINE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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