Congratulations to the 2013 Emmy nominees from the Heartland Chapter! Rocky Mountain PBS is thrilled to announce that we received fifteen nominations in a dozen categories this year, including five nominations for Urban Rez. Congratulations also to executive producer Cynthia Hessin, who has been honored with induction into the prestigious Silver Circle. This honor is awarded by the National Academy of Arts and Sciences, Heartland Chapter, to broadcast professionals who have worked in the industry for 25 years or more and have made substantial contributions to both their craft and their community.

Award recipients willl be announced at the Emmy Gala on July 13. 

View the Rocky Mountain PBS nominees below, and click the program titles to watch the nominated episodes and films.

#23 ||  Human Interest: Program/Special
“V-Day 11.11.11”
Rocky Mountain PBS, Denver
Cynthia Hessin, Interviewer
John Goheen, Director
Pat Woodard, Executive Producer
Brad Houston, Executive Producer
Aaron Greer, Executive Producer
Carey Moots, Executive Producer
Joni Goheen, Executive Producer
Chris Wheeler, Contributing Producer
Eric Blumer, Contributing Producer
Suzanne Popovich Chandler, Photographer
Brian Weister, Editor
Jon Menell, Supervising Editor

#26A ||  Documentary - Cultural
“Urban Rez”
Rocky Mountain PBS, Denver
Lisa D. Olken, Executive Producer
Larry Pourier, Director
Boots Kennedye, Director of Photography
Derek Brown, Production Associate
Janine Trudell, Finishing Editor
Doug Price, Executive Producer
Donna Sanford, Executive Producer
Diane Cerafici, Production Coordinator
Sarah Newberry, Production Assistant
Walt Pourier, Title Graphic Design

#28 ||  Interview/Discussion - Program/Special
“Colorado State of Mind: Lethal Warriors”
Rocky Mountain PBS, Denver
Cynthia Hessin, Host/Executive Producer
Wynne Racine, Producer
Daniel Mercure, Director/Editor
Tom Manion, Graphics
Jay Knott, Post Production Editor
Sarah Newberry, Floor Director
Diane Cerafici, Production Specialist

#33 ||  Interstitial
“Van Gogh”
Rocky Mountain PBS, Denver
Lisa D. Olken, Producer
Janine Trudell, Videographer & Editor

“Derailer Bicycle Collective”
Rocky Mountain PBS, Denver
Janine Trudell, Videographer, Producer, Editor

#34 ||  Short Format Program
“Great Ingredients”
Rocky Mountain PBS, Denver
Julie Speer, Producer/Director/Videographer/Editor
Mariel Rodriguez-McGill, Associate Producer
Travis McNamara, Music

“Vintage Colorado: Airstreams”
Rocky Mountain PBS, Denver
Lisa D. Olken, Producer & Host
Tom Manion, Design
Daniel Mercure, Editor
Janine Trudell, Videographer

#36H ||  Program Promo - Image
“Henry the Gossip Campaign”
Rocky Mountain PBS, Denver
Julie Speer, Director/Producer/Writer/Videographer/Editor
Tom Manion, Graphic Artist

#40 ||  Community Service
“Rocky Mountain PBS Community Service” - Women and Girls Lead initiative
Rocky Mountain PBS, Denver
Donna Sanford, Chief Content Officer
Stacy Baum, Writer, Marketing and Communications, Community Engagement
Elizabeth Mayer, Marketing and Communications, Community Engagement
Julie Speer, Producer/Director/Editor
Cynthia Hessin, Producer/Director
Mariel Rodriguez-McGill, Editor/Associate Producer
Dana Schmidt, Marketing and Communications, Community Engagement
Janine Trudell, Videographer/Editor
Tom Manion, Graphic Artist
Ryan Conley, Graphic Artist
Douglas M. Price, Executive Producer
Harris Ravine, Executive Producer

#45 ||  Director
“Urban Rez”
Rocky Mountain PBS, Denver
Lisa D. Olken, Director -- Post Production

“Daniel Mercure, Boulder Box Set: Andy and Renee”
Rocky Mountain PBS, Denver
Daniel Mercure, Post Production Director

#46A ||  Editor - Program
“Urban Rez”
Rocky Mountain PBS, Denver
Lisa D. Olken, Editor

#49E ||  Talent - Performer/Host/Moderator
“Urban Rez”
Rocky Mountain PBS, Denver
Moses Brings Plenty, Program Host

#53A ||  Writer - Program
“Urban Rez”
Rocky Mountain PBS, Denver
Lisa D. Olken, Writer

#55C ||  Long Form Non-Fiction
“Feasting On Four Wheels”
Student - University of Denver,
Mariel Rodriguez-McGill, Producer/Director


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