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On That Point wins 2011 Telly Award

Boston University’s student-run television station – butv10 – announced today that it is the recipient of a 2011 Telly Award. On That Point, the channel’s current events discussion program, was selected as a winner in the 32nd annual competition. The shows submission “Living the Dream” explores perspectives surrounding the DREAM Act, the legislative proposal to provide permanent residency to the children of illegal immigrants.

This is On That Point’s second Telly Award (2008) and butv10’s fourth in consecutive years. “We’re really proud to win this award,” said Charles Giroux (CAS ‘11), co- executive producer of OTP. Fellow co-executive producer, Gabe Stein (CAS ‘11) added, “Chuck and I have been working on the show since we were freshmen. Winning the award for the second time is a capstone to our yearly commitment at butv10.”

“The honor is a catalyst for the entire organization,” said Assistant Professor Christophor Cavalieri, butv10’s faculty advisor. “The Telly recognition amplifies the students’ dedication to craft and their ability to be responsible stewards of butv10. The students are excited and deservedly so.”

About the Telly Awards

Founded in 1978, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local and regional cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online film and video. The Telly Awards annually showcases the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, interactive agencies, and corporate video departments in the world. The Telly Awards receives more than 13,000 entries annually from all 50 states and countries around the world.

About butv10

butv10 and its companion website butv10.com is Boston University’s student-produced and managed television station. Established in 2005, butv10 is a university-wide resource that presents the work of students via campus channel 10 and live streaming video or on-demand web content. butv10’s 15 programs and 200 members are based at BU’s College of Communication.

You can watch the winning episode at butv10.com.

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