IBNA is delighted to share the news that Sean Karlin, IBNA Secretary, recently won a coveted Emmy Award! Sean, as director, and his editor from Beyond Pix, won the Emmy for the single commercial spot or campaign series. The criteria stated that it must have been aired on broadcast television, and released in 2013. The award ceremony took place at the Union Square Hilton Hotel in the Grand Ballroom on Saturday June 14th and was webcast live to more than 10 countries world wide.
The annual award is organized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Science, (NATAS) Northern California Chapter. It is voted on in a blind contest with each submission being given a numeric score by the judges who may or may not have seen any of the other spots competing in the same category. Submissions must meet a minimum score to achieve nominee status, so just being nominated is an achievement.
Here is the Emmy-winning commercial: https://vimeo.com/72895684
Here is Sean’s acceptance speech, short & sweet: https://anvatocl.s3.amazonaws.com/p/285/commercial-single-spot-or-campaign-espn-2beyond-pix-studios
For more information on NATAS, see their website: http://www.emmysf.tv/