WVIA producers receive 2 Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy®Awards

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PITTSTON, Pa. –Producer/Directors in WVIA Public Media’s production division, Via Studios Global in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pennsylvania television market have received two 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy® Awards 

 

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented the awards on Saturday, October 13, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA.

 

WVIA Chief Operations Officer, Ben Payavis II won a 2018 Mid Atlantic Emmy Award in the Director Live or Live to Tape category for the production of "Christmas at Susquehanna: The 50th Anniversary Candlelight Service". 

 

Recorded in December 2016, the program captured the voices of students, faculty, alumni, and community members joined together on the campus of Susquehanna University in historic Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania to celebrate 50 years of a cherished tradition.The program was produced by VIA Studios Global in partnership with Susquehanna University and distributed by American Public Television.

 

Producer/Director John Mikulak and Executive Producer Tom Curráwere presented 2018 Mid Atlantic Emmy Awards in the Public/Current/Community Affairs category for production of a short form documentary "War Stories Vietnam: The Walls that Heal". 

 

The documentary was part of WVIA's multi-platform content initiative spotlighting regional Vietnam Veterans in conjunction with the release of the PBS Ken Burns Documentary, "The Vietnam War"

 

“We would like to thank the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and are very grateful to have been presented these prestigious awards. We plan to continue Via Studios Global’s and WVIA’s commitment to proudly showcase local stories and bring them to national audiences.” said Tom Currá, President/CEO and Executive Producer at WVIA Public Media.

 

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences was founded in 1957, the Mid-Atlantic Chapter was chartered in 1981. It is dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Award for News, Sports, Programming, Public Service and Technology.

 

WVIA Public Media is a catalyst, convener and educator, using media, partnerships, powerful ideas and programs to improve lives and advance the best attributes of an enlightened society.

 

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