AU commercial nominated for regional Emmy

Tue, 2012-07-31 14:19 -- univcomm

A television commercial promoting Anderson University has been nominated for a Regional Emmy in the Cleveland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Donald Boggs, general manager of Covenant Productions®, and Mark Dawson, producer/director of Covenant Productions®, were nominated in the Commercials category. Boggs served as the producer on the project, entitled “Being and Doing,” while Dawson worked as the director/director of photography. The project was one of three commercials produced for the university and broadcast in the Indianapolis television market last spring.

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“This is the second year in a row that television professionals from the Midwest have recognized the quality of our productions by nominating Covenant Productions® for an Emmy,” said Boggs. “This is truly a great honor.”

Covenant Productions®, an affiliate of Anderson University, has been nominated for Dove awards and has received approximately two dozen Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum video awards. Unlike the Dove awards, the Emmy is an open, general-market competition.

Eligibility requirements of the Emmy stipulate that if a program can reach 50 percent of homes in the United States, it is eligible for a national Emmy. If it cannot reach 50 percent, even though it is aired nationally, it is eligible for a regional Emmy. “It’s not a difference in quality,” Boggs clarified. “It’s a geographical difference.”

Boggs and Dawson are both considering traveling to Cleveland in September when the results of the judging will be announced.

Anderson University is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts institution of approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, nursing and theology.