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A BIG NIGHT AT THE EMMYS FOR m2
NEW YORK, NY - April 16th, 2018 - m2, along with partner RGTV, had a big night on Saturday evening at the New York Emmy Awards, winning three trophies. Nominated in eight categories, the team came home with the trophy for Outstanding Sports Cinematography, Writing for a Series, and Lighting Design. “I am extremely proud of our group," said m2 CEO Lee Umphred. "We approach every project in the same manner, with 110% effort. That hard work is evident in the number of Emmys we have won over the last 15 years. It’s been an impressive run.”
This year's 61st Annual Gala, held at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, recognized top New York television and media professionals in news, entertainment, sports, and advertising. m2 / RGTV were victorious in the following categories:
Cinematography: Sports – W. Velazquez, R. Gackowski, C. Kostianis, D. Galway / Program: “In the Spotlight" / Networks: MSG Plus & Fox Sports 1
Writer: Program – Dan Galway / Program: “Focused” / Networks: MSG Plus & Fox Sports 1
Lighting: Chris Kostianis / Program: “In the Spotlight” / Networks: MSG Plus & Fox Sports 1
“Our team is a dedicated, passionate group and it's great to see that commitment acknowledged at the Emmys”, said m2 COO William Velazquez. The creative partnership between m2 and RGTV has been a successful one for the two teams. Last year the two groups combined for 10 Emmy Awards and have now won over 30 Emmys in the past 15 years.
The New York Emmy Awards are a division of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honoring those in television and advanced media in the tri-state New York-New Jersey-Connecticut and New York State. The division was founded in 1955 and in addition to granting the New York Emmy Awards, the chapter also recognizes awards scholarships, honors industry veterans at the Silver Circle Celebration, has a free research and a nationwide job bank. The chapter also participates in judging Emmy entries at the regional and national levels.