Stunts Unlimited Wins Third Consecutive Emmy Award for 'Outstanding Stunt Coordination'

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Matt Taylor awarded Emmy for 'Outstanding Stunt Coordination' on "24."

Stunts Unlimited (http://www.stuntsunlimited.com), Hollywood's premier organization of second unit directors, stunt coordinators and stuntmen, today announced receipt of its third consecutive Emmy for 'Outstanding Stunt Coordination' from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences bestowed at the 57th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Matt Taylor took home the honors this year for his stellar work on the hit series "24," episode "12:00 PM - 1:00 PM."

"Following in the footsteps of my mentor and Stunts Unlimited colleague Greg Barnett (2004 'Outstanding Stunt Coordination' Emmy Award winner for '24') was no easy task," commented Matt Taylor. "On '24,' I was fortunate to have been surrounded by gifted actors who were also outstanding athletes. I try and do the very best job I can no matter what show I'm on. I'm humbled and honored to share this award with my brother and the team from Stunts Unlimited that devoted themselves tirelessly to making '24' the great success that it continues to be."    

"Matt Taylor winning the Emmy for his outstanding contributions to "24" is a reflection of Matt's commitment to excellence," stated Scott Waugh, President of Stunts Unlimited. "His example is what makes us feel honored to be a fellow member. Stunts Unlimited brings the very best to the table every time for each project and we're thrilled that the Academy has recognized our efforts for the third consecutive year."

Stunts Unlimited was founded in 1970 by three prominent stuntmen, Hal Needham, Ronnie Rondell and Glenn Wilder, who banded together to create an exclusive organization comprised of Hollywood's top stunt performers. They made it near-impossible to join, and only recruited new members through private and studied observations. Eleven top prospects were invited into their group, and Stunts Unlimited was born. Thirty-five years later, Stunts Unlimited remains an exclusive family of fewer than 50 members, consisting of Hollywood's top action choreographers. They range from motorcycle racers, car drivers, horsemen, pilots, aerial specialists, wire work, and fight choreographers. Credits from this world class team of performers include "Armageddon," "Bad Boyz" 1 & 2, "Behind Enemy Lines," "Collateral," "Dante's Peak," "Daredevil," "Domino," "Face/Off," "Fast and the Furious," "Godzilla," "Gone in 60 Seconds," "Heat," "Independence Day," "Jurassic Park" 1 & 3, "Lethal Weapon 4," "Matrix Reloaded," "Miami Vice," "Mission Impossible 2," "Pearl Harbor," "Speed 2," "Terminator" 2 & 3, "The Rock," "Titanic," "Spiderman" 1 & 2, "xXx" plus TV credits including "24," "Alias," "Over There" and "Punk'd" among numerous other film and television projects.    

About Stunts Unlimited

From its inception in 1970, Stunts Unlimited has led the pack for all others to follow. It has earned a reputation for providing some of the most memorable action scenes in the history of film and television. An exclusive organization of fewer than 50 members, Stunts Unlimited consists of Hollywood's premier second unit directors, stunt coordinators and stuntmen. Stunts Unlimited is the best of the best, the cream of the crop. If a film wants to push the envelope, obliterate limitations, and go bigger, faster, higher, and more spectacular than anyone elseÂÂ…they call Stunts Unlimited. For more information please visit http://www.stuntsunlimited.com.

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