Multiple Emmy nods go to non-TV station companies

Coveted gold Emmy statuettes will be presented to winners in some 65 categories of broadcast endeavor, from around 300 nominees, Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Radisson Aqua Blu Hotel.  And – for the first time in 25 years – the two-hour show will be telecast live over WYCC/20.

In addition to awards to strictly on-air news and programming, Emmys will be presented to more than 20 Chicago producers of non-news programming and commercials that were made outside broadcast outlets or broadcast-owned production facilities.

Multiple nominations were garnered by marketing arm Choose Chicago and to its executive producer Brian Schodorf; Fleishman-Hillard/Compass Public Relations; Nicholas DeGrazia and Bitter Jester Group, Loose Cannon Films and Suite the LiveLab Company.

Agencies Downtown Partners and Ogilvy & Mather, and Bridges Media’s 11 Dollar Bill division also earned nods for commercials.

The nominees for Outstanding Achievement in these non-news categories are:

Documentary Programs, Cultural: “Our City, Our Shakespeare,” Scott Silberstein, EP; HMS Media.

Documentary, Historical: “Mound Bayou: Jewel of the Delta,” Carole B. Cartwright, Jon Ross, John Rogers, producers; Urban Ministries Publishing & Communications;

Documentary, Topical: “Chicago Under the Gun: 2013,” John Owens, Abel Uribe, John Kim, Anthony Souffle, Jason Wamsgans, producers; Chicago Tribune.

Magazine Programming: Program/ Special/Series/Segment: “Beyond the Loop,” Brian Schodorf, EP, Ryan Kolegas, Linda Mensch, Michael Samm, producers; Choose Chicago.

Public Affairs/Current Affairs Programming, Program/Special: Public/Current Affairs. “Compassion for those we Love: A Town Meeting on Caregiving for Alzheimers,” Terra Nova Films.

*“Medical Shopping Network,” Simon Edelman, Brett McCall, EPs; Fleishman Hillard/Compass Public Affairs.

PSAs/Single Spot/Campaign Segment: “GCI Success: Carlos’ Story;” Simon Edelman, Brett McCall, EPs; Fleishman Hillard/Compass Public Affairs.

Special Event Coverage, Live Edit (non news or sports): “A Servant’s Heart,” Barry Krause, Tammy Brody, EPs; Suite the LiveLab Company.

Program/Special/Series: “Thodos Dance Chicago’s a Light in the Dark;” Chris Olsen, producer; Kai Harding/Thodos Dance Chicago/

Community/PSAs Single Spot/Campaign: “Urban Alliance: I Made It,” Colin Carter, Brooks Ruyle, Tracy Heropkie, producers; Mode Project.

*“Extreme Stories: Dancer,” Simon Edelman, Brett McCall, EPs; Fleishman Hillard/Compass Public Affairs.

Programming Promos (non-news) Single Spot/Campaign: JBTV Commercial Promo, Jerry Bryant EP; JBTV.

PSAs/Single Spot/Campaign Segment: “GCI Success: Carlos’ Story;” Simon Edelman, Brett McCall, EPs; Fleishman Hillard/Compass Public Affairs.

Commercials, Single Spot: “Wilson 200 Year Anniversary Video,” Christian Robins, producer, 11 Dollar Bill.

*“Flank 5 Academy “Elevate,” Patrick Lewtschanyn, Todd Connor, Eric Connor, producers, Loose Cannon films.

*“Foley,” Mike Dietrich, producer, Ogilvy & Mather.

Commercials, Campaign: “Get Covered Illinois: Hard Choices,” Amy Joseph Stuart, Matthew Vaske, Diane Kerwin, Rich Black, Maria Xerogianes, Katie Baxter, Alison Dempsey, producers, Downtown Partners.

Interactivity: “America Builds a Muscle Truck,” Barry Krause, Greg Jones, Tammy Brody, Ryan Ostrom, Christina Cardova, EPs; Suite the LiveLab Company.

Off AirGraphics Arts/Animation/Art Direction/Set Direction: Joel Benjamin, Demian Krentz, Brian Schodorf; Off Air – Photographer: Jamieson Mulholland, Mark Barry, Brian Schodorf; Off Air – Writer, non-news: Brian Schodorf, Sean Evans, “Beyond the Loop; Off-Air – Editor/Program: Evan Spence, Brian Schodorf, Ryan Kolegas, Choose Chicago.

Off Air – Editor/Promotions, PSAs/Commercials: Patrick Lewtschanyn, Loose Cannon Films.

*Dave Burkett, Matt Mueller, the Chicago Restaurant Pastry Competition, Season three, JMPurePastry

Off Air – Lighting: Daniel Kullman, Josh Tallo, “The Engagement Party,” pilot.

Off Air – Director, Nicolas DeGrazia, “The Chicago Restaurant Pastry Competition, Season Three,” Bitter Jester Creative.

And up for News Promo Single Spot/Campaign is former One at Optimus managing director Craig Leffel, as a producer on NBC Investigates “Because” + Reporter Interviews.

See the complete list here.

Regions covered by the Chicago/Midwest Chapter are Illinois: Chicago, Peoria-Bloomington, Rockford.  Indiana:  South Bend-Elkhart. Wisconsin: Green Bay-Appleton, Milwaukee, Wausau-Rhinelander, and Madison.