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

Television Series honored in a competitive field of films, series and documentaries

Los Angeles, May 11, 2018 – PBS SoCal (KOCE), the flagship PBS organization for Greater Los Angeles and Southern California, is pleased to announce its Variety Studio: Actors on Actors was honored with a CINE Golden Eagle Award for Professional Media in the category of “Variety, Talk Shows, and Special Events: Interview.” This is the second consecutive year the series has won this prestigious award.

Variety Studio: 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 discussing their craft and work. The series is co-produced for public broadcasting with Variety Media, LLC.

The following team is credited for creating the award-winning production: Brenda Brkusic, Executive Producer; Donna Pennestri, Executive Producer; John Ross, Executive Producer; Andrew Russell, Executive Producer; Jenelle Riley, Host/Producer; Rob Schroeder, Producer; Peter J. Nieves, Producer; Georg Kallert, Producer; Maris Malejs, Producer; Diana Nguyen, Producer; Jasmine Abghari, Associate Producer; and Michelle Merker, Associate Producer.

In their 61st year, The CINE Golden Eagle Awards honor originality and excellence in storytelling throughout the media industry. Selected by a distinguished panel of CINE Golden Eagle award-winning media makers and industry professionals, the honorees and finalists are the very best and most original productions in each category.

Two new episodes of Variety Studio: Actors on Actors will begin airing on PBS SoCal (KOCE) June 19 and 21 at 7 p.m. and will be distributed to PBS stations nationally (check local listings). Find more information at pbssocal.org/variety.

About PBS SoCal
PBS SoCal (KOCE) is the flagship PBS station for 18 million diverse people across Southern California.  As a member-supported non-profit organization, our mission is to deliver content and experiences that inspire, inform and entertain – over the air, online, in the community and in the classroom. PBS SoCal provides compelling locally produced content, and 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. Through PBS SoCal LIVE, we provide in-person arts, culture and civic engagement experiences.  And we support our youngest Southern Californians with essential early childhood education content and services.  Connect with us at pbssocal.org, and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

PBS SoCal recently announced plans to merge with KCETLink Media Group, pending regulatory approvals.

About Variety Media, LLC

Variety remains the seminal voice of the entertainment industry for 112 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.

In 2015 and 2016, Variety Studio: Actors on Actors was awarded a Los Angeles Area EMMY®Award for Best Entertainment Programming. “Actors on Actors,” an interview special that features pairings of prominent actors discussing their craft, was produced by PBS SoCal in partnership with Variety Media, LLC. Follow Variety on Facebook facebook.com/variety; Twitter, @variety; Instagram, @Variety. The Variety Group – Variety, Variety.com, Variety Insight, IndieWire, LA 411, NY 411 – is owned by Variety Media, LLC, a division of Penske Media Corporation.

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.

The complete list of winners is available at https://cine.org/awards/

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