MPB Receives Four Telly Awards
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Producer/Director John Lanford and Executive Producer Katie Savage

Mississippi Public Broadcasting earned four 2016 Telly Awards for various television productions.

The Telly Awards recognize excellence in film and video productions, including web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs.

MPB Executive Producer Katie Savage and Producer/Director John Lanford won a Silver Telly for their documentary “Rising Above the Surge – The Post Katrina Coast,” which aired in August 2015 on the ten-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

MPB’s health and wellness series, Southern Remedy, was also recognized in the documentary category. Executive producer Kathryn Rodenmeyer and producer/UMMC Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics Dr. Rick deShazo won a Bronze Telly for “Growing Pains: Mental Health and Mississippi’s Children.” This is a standalone piece that utilizes different treatment of the content from Southern Remedy’s five-part “Growing Pains” series.

“It is encouraging to be recognized by peers for work well done,” said Rodenmeyer, executive producer of MPB’s Southern Remedy TV. “It gives me and my fellow producer, Dr. deShazo, encouragement to keep telling stories about Mississippians and the issues they face, as it relates to health and well-being. We hope to make a difference.”

Southern Remedy was again recognized with a Bronze Telly in the health and science category for episode five, “Consequences,” of the television series “Growing Pains: Mental Health and Mississippi’s Children.” The episode features segments from the field and studio-based interviews with medical experts.

MPB collected yet another award for the PSA titled “Dreams” featuring 2014 Miss Mississippi Jasmine Murray. Assistant Director of Television Edie Greene, Director of Audio for Television Taiwo Gaynor and Closed Captioning Supervisor/Puppeteer Keri Horn received a Bronze Telly in the education category for this piece. “Dreams” was part of American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen, a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help local communities keep more students on the path to graduation. 

Image - KathrynDrRick7.JPGAbove: Executive Producer Kathryn Rodenmeyer and Producer/UMMC Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics Dr. Rick deShazo

 Image - EdieTaiwoKeri - BigSmiles.JPGAbove: Assistant Director of Television Edie Greene, Director of Audio for Television Taiwo Gaynor and Closed Captioning Supervisor/Puppeteer Keri Horn.