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Posted Jun 23, 2008

APT Earns Six Regional Emmy Awards

Alabama Public Television (APT) has earned six regional Emmy® Awards in the National Academy of Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Southeast Chapter 2008 competition held today in Atlanta. Among the awards received by APT were an Emmy for outstanding achievement in the Documentary category, earned by APT’s “Mr. Dial Has Something to Say,” which was produced and directed by Celia Carey with J. Whitson as production manager, Jared Shull as editor and Christopher Holmes as director of photography.

In the program editor category, “Mr. Dial Has Something to Say” also produced an Emmy for APT, Celia Carey, and editors Jared Shull and Chris Tomberlin. Carey also earned an Emmy in the Post-Production Director category. The documentary’s director of photography, Christopher Holmes, and Carey received an Emmy in the Program photography category. “WWII: Alabama Remembers,” a 90-minute documentary that featured first-hand accounts of the war by veterans throughout Alabama and aired on APT on Veterans Day 2007, received an Emmy for the film’s promotional piece that appeared on APT and can still be viewed on the APT Web site (www.aptv.org). Producer/director Amanda Shaw Newsome, production manager J. Whitson, director of photography Christopher Holmes, editor Matt Whitson and art director Randy Johnson were credited with the win. The film also garnered an Emmy for in the Lighting category for Holmes and Newsome.

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Accepting APT's Emmy in the Documentary category were (l to r) former APT Executive Director Allan Pizzato, Production Manager J. Whitson, Editor Jared Shull and Director of Photography Chris Holmes.

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