Two teams of students from CCM E-Media will be awarded Student Production Awards by the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) at the 48th Annual Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards on Saturday, July 28.

The team responsible for the film P. Sneez: The Life and Death of Hans Van Poppelscratch will be presented with awards in both the “Fiction” and “Photography/Editing” categories. The video’s production team included Eric Ransbottom (writer/director), Kevin Bush (director of photography), Joey Thomas (music/audio editor) and Walter Nini (editor). Kevin Burke served as the project’s faculty advisor.

The production SFRI Shoe Commercial will also be recognized in the “PSA/Commercial” category. Its student team included Nicholas Lipari (writer/director/editor/VFX), Ryan Bahm (logo design) and John Ashcroft (voice-over recording/sound mixing). Raul Barcelona served as faculty advisor.

The NATAS Student Production Awards are open to entries from all colleges and universities within the Ohio Valley Chapter region. Like the professional Emmy categories, all submissions are judged by a panel of industry professionals and awards are given for outstanding achievement based upon a standard of excellence.

About the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Founded in 1957, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within these sectors of television industry. Twenty chapters of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, located across the United States, conduct regional awards to recognize excellence in all the regional television markets.

The roots of The Ohio Valley Chapter can be traced to 1959 when the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences was petitioned to form a regional Chapter in Columbus, Ohio.

Today, the chapter presents the prestigious and coveted Emmy Award to television professionals in thirteen markets from four states, and makes scholarships available to students at accredited colleges and universities throughout the region.

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