The Telly Awards has named the Webber Energy Group at The University of Texas at Austin as a Bronze winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards for their educational PBS television program titled Energy at the Movies.
Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest web productions. As a widely known and highly respected national and international competition, each year the organization receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and many foreign countries.
“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. “Energy at the Movies’ accomplishment serves as a testament to great film and video production.”
“This is truly an honor. We are thrilled by the Telly Awards’ recognition of [Energy at the Movies], and this affirms the need for high quality STEM and energy education programming on TV,” says Dr. Michael Webber, a distinguished professor and the program’s executive producer and host.
Looking through the lens of popular Hollywood films, Energy at the Movies explores the science and history of energy in an entertaining and informal way, with the aim of improving public understanding of the key issues surrounding energy and the environment. Since March 2013, Energy at the Movies has been telecast over 210 times on 95 PBS stations in 27 states reaching over 110 million people. A follow up series is now in development for PBS.
Energy at the Movies is presented by Dr. Michael E. Webber, and brought to you by The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, with additional support from the American Clean Skies Foundation and AMD. It was taped before a live audience in the historic Austin City Limits Studio 6A at KLRU TV, Austin PBS.
For more information about Energy at the Movies, please visit Energy at the Movies online.