BRIC RECEIVES 19 NEW YORK EMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS

BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, received 19 nominations for the 60th Annual New York Emmy® Awards.

BRIC RECEIVES 19 NEW YORK EMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS

Beyond South Brooklyn

BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, received 19 nominations for the 60th Annual New York Emmy® Awards including 13 for BRIC TV, the Brooklyn-focused non-profit cable channel and digital network BRIC launched to acclaim last year, and six for shows produced through BRIC’s Brooklyn Free Speech public access initiative. BRIC TV is tied with Thirteen/WNET as the top-nominated nonprofit organization, and BRIC is the 10thmost-nominated organization overall, tied with WNYW–FOX 5.

The announcement took place Thursday at the studios of CUNY-TV, hosted by Denise Rover, President, NY NATAS. Presenting the nominees were Emmy® Award-winner N.J. Burkett, Correspondent, WABC-TV; Emmy® Award-winner Marvin Scott, Senior Correspondent and Anchor/Host, PIX News Close Up, WPIX-TV; Emmy® Award-winner Elizabeth Hashagen, Anchor, News 12 Long Island; and Emmy® Award-winner, Diana Williams, Anchor, Eyewitness News at 5 PM, WABC-TV. The Awards will be presented at a Black-Tie Gala on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at The Marriott® Marquis in Times Square.

Leslie Schultz, President of BRIC, said, “Telling compelling Brooklyn stories, and amplifying the voices of our Brooklyn neighbors, is central to BRIC’s mission.  BRIC TV plays an essential role in Brooklyn, covering important stories that mainstream media overlooks, and Brooklyn Free Speech TV celebrates creative expression by people who typically go unheard.  We are thankful to see critical acclaim of our video coverage of Brooklyn and deeply grateful for these 19 New York Emmy nominations.”

Aziz Isham, Executive Producer of BRIC TV, said, “Local journalism has never been more important than it is today—and BRIC TV is proud to be a recognized member of New York City’s thriving media ecosystem. As always, we’re here to represent the artists, activists and community members all around us—from Brooklyn's long-time residents to its most recent immigrants.”

Anthony Riddle, Director of Community Media at BRIC, said, “The most important thing is that we at BRIC respect those who give voice to the dreams of our community. But I have to admit that it is very gratifying to see that media professionals in the media capital of the world have begun to recognize the quality of the work coming out of BRIC’s Community Media programs.”

The Nominated BRIC TV Programs

Category: Arts: News
“Sahr Ngaujah Makes it in New York”
Part of the BRIC TV series “BK Made”
Produced by Kecia Élan Cole; Aziz Isham, Executive Producer
June 17, 2016

Category: Arts: Program Feature/Segment
“Truthworker Theater Uses Hip-Hop and Social Justice”
Produced by Kecia Élan Cole; Aziz Isham, Executive Producer
November 19, 2015
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Category: Arts: Program/Special
“All Together Now”
Produced by John Carluccio; Kuye Youngblood, Series Producer; Aziz Isham, Executive Producer
April 12, 2016
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Category: Environment
“Holding on to Sea Gate After Hurricane Sandy”
Produced by Charlie Hoxie; Megan Donis, Series Producer; Aziz Isham, Executive Producer
November 25, 2015

Category: Human Interest: Program Feature/Segment
“Giving New York's Homeless Sneakers from the Sole”
Part of the BRIC TV series “BK Stories”
Produced by Natasha Gaspard; Gamaliel Ramos, Supervising Producer; Aziz Isham, Executive Producer
November 16, 2015
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Category: Religion: News/Feature
“Feet in Two Worlds”
Produced by Sriyanka Ray; Megan Donis, Series Producer; Aziz Isham, Executive Producer
August 13, 2016
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Category: Religion: Program/Special
“Who's God’s Candidate”
Produced by Ro Johnson and Brian Vines; Chris Raddatz, Director of Photography; Aziz Isham, Executive Producer
June 20, 2016
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Category: Societal Concerns: Program Feature/Segment
“Sounds of Brownsville Battles Crime through Music”
Part of the BRIC TV series “#BHeard”
Produced by Raquel Salazar and Sriyanka Ray; Megan Donis, Series Producer; Aziz Isham, Executive Producer
April 7, 2016

Category: Sports: News Single Story
“Fighting Spirit Wrestling”
Produced by Curtis Boone; Gamaliel Ramos, Supervising Producer; Aziz Isham, Executive Producer
April 21, 2016
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Category: Informational/Instructional
“On the Grid – Yiddish”
Directed by America Maldonado; Produced by Ro Johnson; Sachar Mathias, Jonathan Lief, Kuye Youngblood, Supervising Producers; Aziz Isham, Executive Producer
September 28, 2015
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Category: Lifestyle Program: Program/Special
“I Got This”
Produced by Kuye Youngblood; Aziz Isham, Executive Producer
March 23, 2016
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Category: Nostalgia Program
“Slot Car Racing”
Produced by Dan Cangelosi; Sachar Mathias, Supervising Producer; Aziz Isham, Executive Producer
June 3, 2016

Category: Public/Current/Community Affairs: Series
#BHeard Video Series
Produced by Sriyanka Ray, Raquel Salazar, Shirin Barghi, Natasha Gaspard; Megan Donis, Series Producer; Aziz Isham, Executive Producer
March 24, 2016
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The Nominated Brooklyn Free Speech Shows

Category: Teen
 “Teen Pregnancy”
Brooklyn Law and Tech High School
Anthony Riddle, Dir. BRIC Community Media; #Concrete Stories: Brooklyn Youth Media Festival
July 9, 2016
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Category: Children/Youth
“If I Was President”
Xposure Edutainment Network
Marcelle Lashley, Executive Producer
August 30, 2016
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Category: Children/Youth
“It’s A Crime Not to Save”
Xposure Edutainment Network
Marcelle Lashley, Executive Producer
August 13, 2016

Category: Teen
“#NoGunViolence”
Xposure Edutainment Network
Marcelle Lashley, Chief Operating Officer
August 13, 2016
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Category: Societal Concerns: Program Feature/Segment
“Awake, Sheba Legend”
Anthony Riddle, Director of Community Media; Producer/Cinematographer, Sheba Legend
December 31, 2015
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Category: Lifestyle Program: Feature/Segment
“5 Boro Taste: World Cuisine in NYC”
Welly Lai; Producer, Bruce Friedman
August 30, 2016

About BRIC

BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. The organization presents and incubates work by artists and media-makers that reflects the diversity of New York. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year.

BRIC’s main venue, BRIC Arts | Media House, offers a public media center, a major contemporary art exhibition space, two performance spaces, a glass-walled TV studio and artist work spaces.

Some of BRIC’s most acclaimed programs include the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park, several path-breaking public access media initiatives, including the newly renamed BRIC TV, and a renowned contemporary art exhibition series. BRIC also offers education and other vital programs at BRIC House and throughout Brooklyn.

In addition to making cultural programming genuinely accessible, BRIC is dedicated to providing substantial support to artists and media makers in their efforts to develop work and reach new audiences.

BRIC is unusual in both presenting exceptional cultural experiences and nurturing individual expression. This dual commitment enables BRIC to most effectively reflect New York City’s innate cultural richness and diversity.

About the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

The New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, founded in 1955, is the preeminent membership organization serving media professionals by offering career enhancing events and networking opportunities. NY NATAS fosters creativity and inspires artistic and technical excellence through the renowned Emmy® Award, the coveted peer-recognition symbol of distinction in television. NY NATAS continues to evolve playing a vital role in recognizing outstanding content in our changing industry. As distribution platforms have expanded to include broadband and portable devices NY NATAS honors television the art form regardless of the delivery platform.