Documentary Earns Emmy Nomination-First in KNPB History

KNPB has been nominated for an EMMY® in the 41st Annual Northern California Emmy Awards for the local documentary titled “The Work of Art.” This is the first EMMY® nomination KNPB has received in its 29 year history.

The Work of Art” documentary film profiles photographer Jeff Ross, a successful commercial photographer in Reno who is dedicated to helping bring to light those people whom the world otherwise ignores. Ross’ philosophy, approach, and technique is what has made this story a truly remarkable one. He has been able to touch people with his unique insight, connecting us with the common humanity belonging to all his subjects.  His exhibits include photographs of disabled workers at High Sierra Industries, residents of Catholic Charities, and patients at Renown Rehabilitation Hospital. “The Work of Art” is based on a book of the same title by UNR Director of University Arts Emeritus, Tim Jones, and is published by the Black Rock Press. “We’re very excited to have received KNPB’s first ever EMMY® nomination,” said Dave Santina, Producer of  “The Work of Art” and KNPB Vice President of Production, “It’s a milestone for the station and speaks well of the quality of programming we provide that celebrates and connects our community.” The EMMY® award is presented for outstanding achievement in television by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). San Francisco/ Northern California is one of the twenty chapters awarding regional Emmy® statuettes. Northern California is composed of media companies and individuals from Visalia to the Oregon border and includes Hawaii and Reno, Nevada. Entries were aired during the 2011 calendar year.

This year 621 English and 114 Spanish entries were received in 59 categories. English and Spanish language entries were judged and scored separately. A minimum of five peer judges from other NATAS chapters scored each entry on a scale from 1 to 10 on Content, Creativity and Execution. (Craft categories were judged on Creativity and Execution only). The total score is divided by the number of judges. The mean score is sorted from highest to lowest in each category. The Chapter Awards Committee looks at blind scores (not knowing the category) anddecides on the cut off number for nominations and recipients. The results are tabulated by the NATAS accounting firm Spalding and Company. The EMMY® statuettes will be presented at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square on Saturday, June 9, 2012.

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