Campus: CSU Los Angeles -- June 06, 2003

Cal State L.A. is Recipient of Four Telly Awards


Art Simon, a lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies/Broadcasting at California State University, Los Angeles, and CEO of Art Simon Productions, has received four Telly Awards for two recent videos. The Tellys—among the most sought-after awards in the TV, commercial and video industry—were awarded in spring 2003. Simon is a 1996 alumnus of Cal State L.A. who majored in film and telecommunications.

Simon’s moving Living the Legacy video, written, produced, and directed for the Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Institute of Public Affairs on the Cal State L.A. campus, won a Silver Telly—the top award—for Non-Broadcast Film/Video and TV Programs in the Public Relations category and the Bronze award in the Fund Raising category. Jaime Regalado, executive director of the Pat Brown Institute, was executive producer of the video.

Chemistry: A Legacy of Excellence, a video written, produced, and directed for Cal State L.A.’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry by Simon and Professor of Communication Studies/Broadcasting Alan Bloom, received two Bronze Tellys in the categories of Public Relations and Fund Raising. Executive producers of the video were Desdemona Cardoza, dean of the College of Natural and Social Sciences, and Wayne Tikkanen, chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. This film had also previously won a CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) Award of Distinction in Visual Communications in the Off-Campus Video Productions category.

The Telly Awards was founded in 1980, to showcase and give recognition to outstanding non-network and cable commercials. The competition was expanded several years ago to include film and video productions. Over the past 24 years, the Telly Awards has become a well-known, highly respected national competition.

Contact: Carol Selkin, Media Relations Director, (323) 343-3044


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