ABS-CBN Bags Six Nominations in 2012 New York Festivals

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Its U.S. subsidiary is the only Filipino media based in the U.S. chosen as finalist

ABS-CBN, the world's top Filipino TV network, continues to live a mission of excellence

ABS-CBN Corporation in the Philippines and its subsidiary, ABS-CBN International in the U.S., bring honor to the homeland by bagging a total of six nominations at the prestigious 2012 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards for its news and current affairs programs and specials and for a short public service video, chosen among all entries coming from 40 countries worldwide.

ABS-CBN’s cinematic style documentary “Storyline,” is once again nominated in the Biography/Profiles category after earning three recognitions from the NYF last year, namely Silver World Medal in the Biography/Profiles category, Bronze World Medal in the Community Portraits category, and a finalist certificate in the Social Issues/Current Events category.

ABS-CBN’s “TV Patrol,” which is the Philippine's highest rating primetime TV newscast, is nominated for the second consecutive year in the Best Newscast category for its extensive coverage of Storm Juaning. Last year, “TV Patrol” received a finalist certificate in the same category for its coverage of the Manila bus siege titled “Bloodbath in Manila.”

Two ABS-CBN current affairs show also made it as finalists in two different categories. “Krusada,” a weekly documentary that espouses advocacy journalism, made it in the Social Issues/Current Events category, while magazine program “Rated K,” which is ABS-CBN’s number one current affairs show anchored by Korina Sanchez, is nominated in the Magazine Format category.

ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs special documentary about the 25th anniversary of the 1986 People Power revolution dubbed as “EDSA25: Sulyap sa Kasaysayan” received a nomination for the History and Society category.

ABS-CBN International, a subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corporation, became the only Filipino media company based in the U.S. to reach the finals of said festival with the nomination of "Streets of My Lolo" under the Social Issues/Current Events category, going against the likes of CNN and Discovery Networks.

“Streets of My Lolo” is a short piece created for and shown at the 2010 Filipino American History Month celebration at the San Francisco City Hall, co-presented by the Office of then Mayor Gavin Newsom, the Philippine Consulate General of San Francisco, Filipino American Arts Exposition, SOMA Pilipinas and ABS-CBN International. It highlights the efforts of SOMA Pilipinas to preserve Filipino history and heritage in the streets of South of Market, San Francisco which served as an early settlement for many Filipino immigrants. It was written and produced by Pia Lopezbaños-Carrion who heads the Ad & Promo unit of ABS-CBN International under North America Media Events and Production Group & Global Customer Engagement Head John-D Lazatin. Her team included videographer Jeremiah Ysip, editors Danny Manasala and Mitos Briones, with Mike Carrion providing art direction.

Finalists will be awarded and entries which will be promoted to Gold, Silver, or Bronze awardees will be announced during the awarding ceremony to be held on April 17, in conjunction with the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas from April 14-19, 2011

The New York Festivals® World's Best Television & Films™ recognize the "World's Best Work™" in news, sports, documentary, information and entertainment program as well as in music videos, infomercials, promotion spots, openings and ID's. Now entering its 54th year, the total number of entries continues to grow, now representing over 35 different countries, making the NYF™ Television & Film Awards one of the most well known and widely respected competitions on the globe. (Kane Errol Choa/Nerissa Fernandez)


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