Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) is proud to announce that it has won four Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Boston/New England Chapter for the 2011 television season. The awards ceremony was held on Saturday, June 2 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts. With four Emmys, CPTV received the most wins of any station in Connecticut, tying with Fox 61/WTIC.
Jim Chapdelaine was honored for Outstanding Audio for his composite of work done for the CPTV Original concert series, Infinity Hall Live. This 13-part music series taped at Norfolk’s Infinity Hall is now being released to public television stations nationally beginning this month. Already over 60% of the country will be airing this homegrown Connecticut series over the summer months.
CPTV won an Emmy for Outstanding Education/Schools program for the CPTV original documentary, Education vs. Incarceration, which reported on the state’s disparity of resources spent on correctional facilities as opposed to educational institutions. Empowering Connecticut, CPTV’s original series on energy and conservation, received an Emmy for Outstanding Informational/Instructional Program. In the Outstanding Director in Post-Production category, Frank Borres won for his work on Barnum Lives, a mixed media documentary on the life of P.T. Barnum.
“How gratifying it is to see the high standard of our local programming honored by NATAS at the Emmy Awards ceremony,” said Jerry Franklin, president and CEO of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN). “In a tough economic environment where it’s difficult to get full-length documentaries and series funded, CPTV continues to produce important works that educate and transform attitudes on issues that affect our community and its people.”
Since 1989, CPTV Original productions have earned 88 Regional Emmy Awards and 369Regional Emmy Award nominations.
The Emmy Awards were received in the following categories:
Education vs. Incarceration
Cathy Jackman, Writer/Producer/Director
Outstanding Informational/Instructional Program
Christina DeFranco, Producer/Writer/Director/Host
Adam Francis, Editor
Virginia Fisher, Associate Producer
Sam Hockaday, Graphics
Sean Pallatroni, Composer
Composite (Infinity Hall Live)
Jim Chapdelaine, Audio Mixer
Outstanding Director – Post Production
Frank Borres, Director, Borres Productions