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April 23, 2019
MetroEast Receives Two Regional Emmy Nominations
Gresham, OR — The Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced that MetroEast has been nominated for two Northwest Regional Emmy Awards. MetroEast received the nominations for, “Meet Chantry and Cory” about Tucker Maxon School and “Brave New Voices” a video produced in conjunction with the City of Gresham.
MetroEast Head of Production, John Lugton shared that, “bringing stories to life is what we do and being recognized for this is an incredible feeling.” MetroEast CEO, Martin Jones echoed those sentiments by stating that, “these Emmy nominations are a true testament to the hard work of our creative team and our focus as an organization to grow and always be students of our art. It is an honor to have the quality of our work esteemed so highly by our peers.”
“Meet Chantry and Cory” showcases how the Tucker Maxon school has changed the lives of two courageous young brothers. The Tucker Maxon School is an inclusive educational institution based in Portland that assists children who are deaf or hard of hearing in co-enrolled classes with typical hearing children, where these two groups have the ability to learn together and from each other.
“Brave New Voices” shares the unique stories of three inspiring women who have come from different countries to start a new life. It tells the story of a high schooler, a mother, and a grandmother with three very different voices who have one thing in common: they all came to this country as immigrants. This video was made with assistance from the City of Gresham Arts and Cultural Assistance Grant.
MetroEast’s mission is to use media to invigorate civic engagement, inspire diverse voices and strengthen community life. In addition to their staff programming, MetroEast offers low-cost media workshops for the community at large. Offered in both English and Spanish, their media training covers everything you need to know to make your own television shows. Using their state-of-the-art video gear and latest technology, you can create professional-looking video to share your story on their channels as well as on the web. When you get involved at MetroEast, you can say “I CONTROL THE MEDIA.”