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
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.
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