B.U.M.P. Limited is pleased to announce that Starrs Universal has won a first-place 2010 Silver Telly Award for its media production of "The Mormon Tabernacle" for Hallowed Ground Sacred Journeys, part of the BYU Virtual Tours series. Hallowed Ground Sacred Journeys is a co-production of Brigham Young University Religious Education and Starrs Universal.
John Starrs, Producer and Director of the series, is excited about the recognition. "It is very gratifying to receive such an honor from our peers in the media industry. It's nice to see recognition for an historical, educational and religious production. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make the project a reality."
John Livingstone, Executive Producer for BYUVT, and Associate Professor of Church History and Doctrine at BYU says, "We have known for a long time that the quality of Starrs Universal's work is outstanding. It is wonderful to see this award verify that."
Lloyd Newell, Professor of Church History and Doctrine at BYU and host of “The Mormon Tabernacle” piece, says “It is an honor to associate with the exceptional team involved in this production. Our hope and plan is to produce more quality work in the future.”
About the Telly Awards
Founded in 1978, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and web commercials, videos and films. The Telly Awards annually showcases the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world. The Telly Awards is a widely known and highly respected national and international competition and receives over 11,000 entries annually from all 50 states and many foreign countries. Less than 10% of entries are chosen as Winners of a Silver Telly, the highest honor. Other outstanding work is awarded a Bronze Telly.
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