(PRWEB) May 21, 2012
Hannah Storm of Brainstormin' Productions will receive the 2012 Gracie Award® for Outstanding Individual Achievement: Producer–Entertainment for the video, "Iraq Vet takes on Mount Kilimanjaro."
This video is part of espnW’s Journeys & Victories series created in partnership with P&G. Journeys & Victories is an original digital series designed to motivate and inspire women through aspirational stories and compelling personal journeys. The award is presented by the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM). Award winners will be honored at the 37th Annual Gracie Awards® Gala on May 22, 2012.
“Iraq Vet takes on Mount Kilimanjaro” is the story of Nancy Schiliro’s sheer determination and will, along with the support of the Wounded Warriors Project, to climb Mount Kilimanjaro after a mortar attack during her nine-month deployment in Iraq caused her to lose an eye.
“Nancy’s story demonstrates how when we push through life’s challenges, no matter how big, we can reach the top of the mountain…in a literal sense in this case,” said Hannah Storm, president of Brainstormin' Productions. “I’m truly honored to receive the Gracie Award® in recognition of Nancy’s inspiring story.”
Each year, the AWM honors outstanding members of the media involved in “programming created for women, by women, and about women.” This Gracie Award® will be the fourth for Storm joining her previous wins for Outstanding Sports Anchor; Outstanding News Anchor; and Outstanding Producer-News/Non-fiction.
About Hannah Storm/Brainstormin' Productions
Brainstormin’ Productions, created in 2008 by ESPN anchor, Hannah Storm, provides television and film production, and original web content. In 2009 Storm was executive producer for HERstory, a special documentary that commemorated Women’s History Month. In 2010, Storm produced the critically acclaimed documentary, “Unmatched,” chronicling the rivalry between Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for ESPN’s Peabody Award-winning “30 for 30” film series. For her work she received a Gracie Award for Outstanding Producer-News/Non-fiction. Storm’s directorial debut came in 2011 for “Moving the Goal,” the story of Kelly Smith, England’s premier women’s soccer star and her previously untold story of her battle with alcoholism. The film was part of espnW's "HERoics," a series of six documentaries by filmmakers around the world, as part of ESPN's unprecedented coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011. Brainstormin’ Productions’ clients include: ESPN Films, espnW, the PGA Tour, Verizon Wireless, Vizio, Hoover, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline and USA Swimming.
espnW’s mission is to connect women with the sports they love and follow. The site provides an engaging environment where women are an integral part of the sports conversation, share their perspective on women’s and men’s sports and find the motivation and support for their athletic goals and interests. Founded in July 2010, espnW, is an emerging business that consists primarily of a digital product suite including pc web, mobile web and social media. Founding partners include Nike, Gatorade and P& G (Venus and Secret). espnW is also supported by a strong social media presence on Twitter (@espnW) and Facebook. The Women’s Sports Foundation is a charity of choice of espnW.
About Alliance for Women in Media
The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) is a non-profit, professional organization of women and men who work in the media and allied fields. The Alliance for Women in Media is proud to represent men and women engaged in all aspects of creating high-quality media and related services.
About Gracie Awards®
For more than three decades, the Alliance for Women in Media (formerly AWRT) has been a leader in celebrating and honoring programming created for women, by women and about women, as well as individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the industry. The Gracies® strive to encourage the realistic and faceted portrayal of women in entertainment, commercials, news, features and other programs.