“ECO COMPANY NABS EMA NOMINATION"
Environmental Media Association Announces Noms for 20th Annual Awards
Los Angeles, CA - Twenty-one nominations have been tapped for the 20th Environmental Media Awards, including feature film contenders "Avatar" and "Fantastic Mr. Fox" from Fox and "The Kids Are All Right" from Focus.
“Eco Company,” the educational news magazine show from Red Willow Films was given the nod in the Children’s TV: Live Action category. Other nominations in that category went to Disney Channel's "Lights, Camera, Take Action!" and Nickelodeon's "Nick News with Linda Ellerbee."
“Eco Company” is hosted by teens Adam Courtin, Jordan Fowler, Jessica Mann and Brendan Young who report on the environment, ecology, climate change, alternative fuels, organics, sustainability, conservation, recycling, new developments and research in clean technology and much more. Each show also includes stories about teens who are taking action to ensure a sustainable planet in the years to come. Seen in 160 television markets across the U.S. and several countries around the world, Eco Company is in its second year of syndication.
“The EMA nomination confirms that we are not only on the right track, but successfully creating awareness among teens about environmental issues while offering solutions and alternatives,” commented Executive Producer Bob Anderson. “The nomination is also a great tribute to the quality of our production team.” That team is headed by Supervising Producer Amy Plemons and Senior Photographer and Editor Jon Drum.
"These films and television shows were seen by hundreds of millions of people, which means the inclusion of environmental messaging is so important," said Debbie Levin, president of the Environmental Media Association.
The slate of nominations in all categories:
FANTASTIC MR. FOX
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
CLIMATE OF CHANGE – Participant Media
OCEANS - Disneynature
GASLAND – HBO
BONES: "The Tough Man in the Tender Chicken" – Fox
CASTLE: "One Man's Treasure" – ABC
TREME: "Do You Know What it Means" – HBO
PARKS AND RECREATION: "The Stakeout” – NBC
30 ROCK: "Sun Tea" – NBC
THE SIMPSONS: "The Squirt and the Whale “ – Fox
THE BIGGEST LOSER: "Episode 810" - NBC
CITIES ON SPEED: "Cairo"
LIVING WITH ED: "Author, Author" – Planet Green
Children’s TV - Live Action
ECO COMPANY: "Oceans and Beaches" – Red Willow Films
LIGHTS, CAMERA, TAKE ACTION: "Disney's Friends for Change" – Disney Channel
NICK NEWS WITH LINDA ELLERBEE: "Your Thirsty World" – Nickelodeon
Children’s TV – Animation
HANDY MANNY: "The Earth Day Challenge" – Disney Channel
NI HAO, KAI-LAN: "The Place Where We All Live" - Nickelodeon
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: "Spongebob's Last Stand" – Nickelodeon
Winners will be announced Oct. 16 in ceremonies at Warner Bros. Studios. Candidates are selected for fulfilling the mission of promoting environmental awareness.