MPB Television won a Southeastern Regional Emmy® Award for “Jasmine Dreams,” a public service announcement inspiring students to finish school and get their high school diploma.
Former Miss Mississippi Jasmine Murray narrates “Jasmine Dreams”, as the PSA follows her journey from child to young woman and she recognizes how critical education is to achieving success.
The MPB cinematography crew of Aden Brown, Joey Gibson, Ryan Bohling and Scott Lancaster earned the top award in the Photographer/Short Form category.
“It’s an honor just to work with the talented team here at MPB,” said Joey Gibson. “While our goal isn’t to rack up accolades, it does feel good to be recognized for our hard work.”
The MPB team’s cinematography and art direction captured the essence of Jasmine’s story. The production crew employed a rigorous schedule to film “Jasmine Dreams” over four days with simultaneous shoots at multiple locations. More than 600 man-hours were invested to create the two-minute, Emmy® Award winning video.
The PSA was produced with the support of American Graduate - Let’s Make It Happen, public media’s initiative to help keep youth on the track to high school graduation and beyond.
The annual Southeast Emmy® Awards are presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, a professional organization for individuals in the television and broadcasting industry. The Southeast chapter represents television markets in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina and Asheville, North Carolina.