Knight celebrates regional Emmy nominations

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Knight Foundation and its partners are celebrating three Suncoast Emmy nominations today. The first is a series of interviews exploring the digital age’s impact on our communities and our democracy. Nominated in the Interview/Discussion category, the Digital Revolution & Democracy features Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State, Reed Hunt, former FCC chair and Paula Kerger, President and Chief Executive Officer of PBS, and others. Knight’s Dennis Scholl, vice president/arts and Spencer McKnight are each nominated for the series, which was produced last summer in Aspen, Colo. 

Another video, exploring a Knight-funded initiative to engage more black men and boys in their communities, is nominated in the Human Interest category. BMe, relaunching later this month in Detroit and Philadelphia, is a growing network of brothers committed to making communities stronger. The BMe network connects these men with one another and additional resources for their work. Knight’s Dennis Scholl, vice president/artsTrabian Shorters, vice president/communities and filmmaker Marlon Johnson share the nomination.

Additionally, Knight Arts Challenge winner Andrew Hevia received two nominations. His feature-length documentary about six Miami artists during the weeks surrounding Art Basel – “Rising Tide: a story of Miami artists” – will premier on WLRN-TV (channel 17) at 8 p.m. on Nov. 14. Below is a promotion for the film, which uses a combination of styles to explore the impact the art fair culture has had on Miami’s growing cultural community.

“We’re honored to be among our partners in being recognized,” Scholl said. “Both Marlon and Andrew are part of a growing community of filmmakers whose work represents life and culture here in South Florida.”

The 36th Annual Suncoast Emmy Awards will be held Saturday Dec. 1 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Previous Emmy wins for Knight include Ideas in Motion, which tracks the efforts of five winners of the Knight Arts Challenge, Sunday’s Best, which explores the history of African-American women wearing hats to church and Dancing With the Trees, a 39-minute documentary about the Frank Gehry-designed Ohr O’Keefe Museum.

By Elizabeth R. Miller, communications associate at Knight Foundation