JACKSON, Miss. - 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.
Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) provides educational and public affairs programming to Mississippians through its statewide television and radio network. MPB enhances the work of educators, students, parents and learners of all ages by providing informative programming and educational resources. MPB’s locally-produced programming focuses on the people, resources and attractions that reflect Mississippi’s unique culture and diverse heritage. Children’s television programs constitute a major portion of the daytime and weekend morning schedules. MPB provides a valuable resource to Mississippians in disseminating information as part of the state’s emergency preparedness and response system. Since 1970, MPB has won over 400 national, regional and statewide awards, including Emmy®, Edward R. Murrow and Parents’ Choice® Awards. For more information on MPB, its programs, mission or educational resources, please visit www.mpbonline.org.