Friday, April 23, 2010

Emmy Press!

Thanks to Michael Janusonis for the nice piece on our Emmy nomination!


2 R.I.-made movies in line for N.E. Emmys

01:00 AM EDT on Friday, April 23, 2010
By Michael Janusonis
Journal Arts Writer

Two Rhode Island-made films are vying for New England Emmy awards.

“THE TENT: Life in the Round,” a fond remembrance of the Warwick Musical Theatre by director Brian Jones, was nominated in the 33rd annual Emmy awards in the Arts/Entertainment Program category. It aired on WJAR Channel 10.

Director David Bettencourt’s “ON THE LAKE: Life and Love in a Distant Place,” about tuberculosis patients who were treated at the Zambarano Hospital in Pascoag in the early years of the 20th century, has been nominated for best documentary. It was broadcast by WSBE Channel 36, Rhode Island’s Public Broadcasting station.

Bettencourt said, “Independent filmmaking can be a challenge, but a nomination like this makes it all worthwhile. This recognizes the creative vision that is the heart of our work.”

An equally enthusiastic Larry Bonoff, who produced “THE TENT” as a tribute to his parents who ran the summer theater from 1955 to 1999, said, “While a win would be amazing, this is a humbling and unexpected recognition worthy of the old cliché: it is simply an honor to be nominated.”

Winners will be announced at a May 22 ceremony at Patriot Place in Foxboro, Mass.