2015 Nominations Announced

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Comcast SportsNet leads the chapter with 31 nominations

PHILADELPHIA – In simultaneous announcement parties that took place in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, officials from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) tonight announced the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award Nominations. Events were held at McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, WQED Multimedia in Pittsburgh, WVIA-TV in Pittston (Luzerne County), and at The Public Media Center at WITF-TV in Harrisburg. The awards honor excellence in television news, programming and individual achievement in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

This year, the Chapter received 836 entries in 78 categories and 294 entries received nominations. Mid-Atlantic Emmy® judging is completed by regional NATAS Chapters in comparable television markets across the country. All entries in a given category are judged by TV industry professionals with expertise in that category, and the judges apply personal standards of excellence to evaluate each entry in areas of content, creativity and execution.

“As we prepare to mark the 33rd year for the Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards, we are thrilled to see continued growth of the chapter and participation among members,” said NATAS Chapter President Michelle Bradsher, Director of Marketing and Communications at Melmark. “Once again, we have received a record number of entries which represents a six percent increase since last year. We are pleased to celebrate the work from the diverse talent from our chapter membership across the region in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.”

The Chapter also received 69 entries for the college production awards, of which 24 received nominations in eight categories. The college production awards are intended to be an incentive for the > continued pursuit of excellence by those studying media and journalism and to focus public attention on outstanding > cultural, educational, technological, entertainment, news and informational > achievements by undergraduate college students. A crystal pillar is awarded to the school for each winning entry and students named on the entries will each receive a certificate.



NATAS Announces 2015 Emmy® Nominations

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Regional television professionals will gather to celebrate the 33rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards on Saturday, September 19, at the Philadelphia Hilton Hotel located on City Avenue. Festivities will include a cocktail hour and silent auction to benefit NATAS Scholarship programs, a sit-down dinner and the award presentations.

Below is the nominations breakdown by station or organization. A complete list of 2015 nominations is available online at www.natasmid-atlantic.org/awards.



ASR Media Productions (Bethlehem, PA)             2

Bob Krist Photography (New Hope, PA)                1

Blue Ridge Communications (Lehighton, PA)      2

CBS3 (Philadelphia, PA)                                 13

CCPTV (Philadelphia)                                           1

Comcast SportsNet/The Comcast Network        31

Commonwealth Media Services (Harrisburg, PA) 1

Dijit Media (Pittsburgh, PA)                               3

Eagles Television Network (Phila, PA)                4

eMediaWorkshop (Hellertown, PA)                    3

Everest Production (Somerset, NJ)                        2

FireRock Productions (Emmaus, PA)                  7

FOX29 (Philadelphia, PA)                               14

Henry Nevison (Doylestown, PA)                         1

History Making Productions (Phila, PA)                8

KDKA-TV (Pittsburgh, PA)                               18

KJWP-TV (Wilmington, DE)                               2

LawJournal (Virginia Beach, VA)                        4

Milton Hershey School (Hershey, PA)                1

Multi Media Productions (Richboro, PA)         4

NBC10 Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)              16

NJEA (Trenton, NJ)                                        4

NJTV (Upper Montclair, NJ)                              3

PCK Media (Trenton, NJ)                                     8

Pittsburgh Penguins (Pittsburgh, PA)                    6

Pittsburgh Tribune Review (Pittsburgh, PA)        1

Radnor Studio 21 (Radnor, PA)                             1

ROOT Sports TV (Pittsburgh, PA)                      5

Rutgers, The State University of NJ
(Piscataway, NJ)                                             2

Service Electric Cable (Allentown, PA)               2

The Partnership in Education/Planet Earth

Television (Pittsburgh, PA)                                 2

University of Delaware (Newark, DE)                   1

WBRE/WYOU-TV (Wilkes-Barre, PA)               4

WFMZ-TV (Allentown, PA)                                  4

WFMZ-TV/Julian Farris Films (Allentown, PA)   1

WGAL-TV (Lancaster, PA)                                  8

WHP CBS21 (Harrisburg, PA)                            12

WHTM-TV abc27 (Harrisburg, PA)                   17

WHYY-TV (Phila, PA)                                       12

WITF-TV (Harrisburg, PA)                                  1

WLVT PBS39 (Bethlehem, PA)                          4

WPMT FOX43 (York, PA)                             2

WPSU (State College, PA)                                  7

WPXI-TV (Pittsburgh, PA)                                12

WQED Multimedia (Pittsburgh, PA)                  16

WTAE-TV (Pittsburgh, PA)                                18

WTAJ-TV (Altoona, PA)                                   1

WWSI Telemundo (Philadelphia, PA)              2



College Production Categories

Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)               1

Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA)              1

Kutztown University (Kutztown, PA)              4

Neumann University (Aston, PA)                    2

Penn State University (State College, PA)       4

Robert Morris University (Pittsburgh, PA)           1

Shippensburg University (Shippensburg, PA)    3

Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)             8


About NATAS Mid-Atlantic

Mid-Atlantic NATAS is a non-profit, professional association with 700 members in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware representing more than 32 television stations, numerous cable companies and programmers, as well as independent producers, production facilities and educational institutions. Please visit the website, www.natasmid-atlantic.org, for information about membership benefits and programs.