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 [Fort Wayne, IN]– May 23, 2024] – PBS Fort Wayne announced today that 4 of their local productions have garnered wins in the record breaking 45th annual Telly Awards. Three productions won Silver Telly awards, and one, a Bronze Telly award. The award winners were: 

Productions winning Silver Telly Awards were: 

A Home for the Arts in Best Documentary: Short Form (Under 40 minutes). ProducerDirector: Jonathon Nuthals

Fort Wayne Ballet Dancer’s Legacy – Edward Stierle in Music, Dance & Performance –Television. Executive Producer: Todd Grimes

Writers Contest 2023 in Children-Television. Producer Director: Jeff Blossom

The Production winning a Bronze Telly Award was: 

“Joy”, promo for Fort Wayne Ballet Dancer’s Legacy – Edward Stierle in Music Dance &Performance-Social Video. Producer Director: Jeff Blossom

The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and is judged by leaders from video platforms, television, streaming networks, production companies. Among this year’s winners are Adobe, Calvin Klein, ESPN, LinkedIn, Mother Jones, MTV Entertainment Studios, NASA, the LA Clippers (NBA), PlayStation Studios, Sawhorse Productions, TelevisaUnivison and others. 

This was a record-breaking year for the Tellys with nearly 13,000 entries from across the globe and top video and television content producers. Winners were chosen by The Telly Awards Judging Council which includes Nathalie Van Sasse Van Ysselt, VP of Design and Creative Services, MSG Sphere Studios; Barry Christie, Global Creative Lead, Meta Creative Shop; Farihah Zaman, Director, member of Brown Girl Doc Mafia; Aiden Darné, VP, Global Studio Lead Shutterstock; Malinda Wink, Executive Director Minderoo Pictures. 

The full list of the 45th Annual Telly Awards winners can be found www.tellyawards.com/winners. 

About PBS Fort Wayne 

PBS Fort Wayne is the northeast Indiana region’s only locally owned and operated full power television service and only public television resource. PBS Fort Wayne broadcasts five channels, 24 hours a day: Our main channel on 39.1; PBS Kids on channel 39.2; Create TV on channel 39.3; Explore on channel 39.4 (local and Indiana-centric programs international news, public affairs, and the best of public television documentaries) and PBS Fort Wayne WX on channel 39.5, providing National Weather Service Doppler weather radar, weather warnings and National Weather Service audio. 

PBS Fort Wayne also live streams its main channel (39.1) to viewers in the northeast Indiana region on its website: pbsfortwayne.org; on pbs.org; through the PBS App, through Hulu + Live TV and Allen Media Group’s Local Now digital platform. 

Find The Telly Awards Online: 

Website: www.TellyAwards.com Facebook: /TellyAwards 

Twitter: @TellyAwards 

Instagram: @TellyAwards YouTube: /TellyAwards 

About The Telly Awards 

The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council—an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks, reflective of the multiscreen industry The Telly Awards celebrates. Partners of The Telly Awards include the Gotham Institute, NAB, Stash, NYWIFT, LAPPG, Production Hub, Green the Bid, Video Consortium, and Series Fest. New Partners include FWD- Doc, AI Film Festival, Reel Abilities Film Festival, and Film Fatales. 

More information can be found at the Telly Awards Press Center: https://tlly.co/press