ABS-CBN TFC’s ‘Adobo Nation’ Wins at 37th Annual Telly Awards, Nabs Nomination at 45th Annual NorCal Emmy® Awards

ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel’s (TFC) U.S.-produced weekly magazine show, Adobo Nation, is enjoying a banner year, winning three Bronze awards at the 37th Annual Telly Awards and receiving a nomination at the 45th Annual Northern California Area EMMY® Awards.

ABS-CBN TFC’s Adobo Nation won Bronze Tellys this year for its “Sari-Sari, Etc.” segment features, “Creativity Explored” and “Sama Sama Cooperative Camp”

The winners for the 37th Annual Telly Awards have been selected out of over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. The Telly awards of Adobo Nation are for the following features on the show’s Sari-Sari, Etc. segment:

  • “Sari-Sari, Etc: Creativity Explored” won two Bronze Tellys for Film/Video – TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces – Education and Film/Video and TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces – Charitable/Not-for-profit.

“Creativity Explored” focuses on how artists bring out the ability in disability. Based in San Francisco, Creativity Explored is a visual arts center where artists are provided a space to explore their creativity and share their artistic passions. Artists with developmental disabilities are welcomed to explore their creativity through art and establish a background as emerging artists in the contemporary art world. 

The team members behind the segment are: Ricky Bryan Ganeb Dellinger (Role: Writer and Producer); Agerico Pugeda, Head, Entertainment (Role: Writer and Executive Producer); Milagros Briones, Editor (Role: Editor);Jeremiah Ysip, Videographer/Director of Photography (Role: Videographer) and; Nino Nucum, Assistant Technical Director (Role: Videographer and Audio Operator)

  • “Sari-Sari, Etc: Sama Sama Cooperative Camp” won a Bronze Telly for Film/Video – TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces – Cultural.

Adobo Nation spent the summer at “Sama-Sama (All Together) Cooperative Camp”, an ordinary environment that provided extraordinary adventures and memories for its participants. Run by Filipino-American parents, community organizers, artists, professionals and educators in the Bay Area community, they all had one vision for the camp: to teach the next generation about their rich Filipino history and heritage. By the end of summer, the young ones emerged from camp knowing how to prepare fun and easy Filipino dishes; learning how to speak basic greetings in the language of their Motherland; and most importantly, opening their hearts and embracing a culture that forms a big part of who they are. Those remarkable days at Sama Sama Coop Camp left an indelible mark on these young people – like discovering a treasure they will forever carry as they journey into adulthood.

The team members behind this feature are: Jennyvi Olaes, Segment Producer/Writer; Agerico Pugeda, Head, Executive Producer; Samuel Simbulan, Videographer; Jeremiah Ysip, Videographer; Milagros Briones, Editor and; Ricky Bryan Dellinger, Videographer.

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is a premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and web commercials, videos and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.

Adobo Nation’s “Sari-Sari, Etc.” segment feature, “The Prodigy” received a NorCal EMMY® nomination this year

Meanwhile, Adobo Nation’s Sari-Sari, Etc feature called, “The Prodigy”, received a 45th Annual Northern California Area EMMY® Awards Nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Sports-Feature Segment.  “The Prodigy” follows 12-year-old Filipino-American Muay Thai champion Justin Rodriguez’s quest to become the greatest fighter of his generation. Despite his undefeated record and years of training, Justin needed to overcome his fear of full-contact fighting before a recent title match.

Below are the 45th Annual Northern California Area EMMY® Awards nominees under Outstanding Sports-Feature/Segment:

  • “Marcel Reece Pride of the Bay,”com/ Golden State Warriors Paul Hodges III, Executive Producer; Leanne Cozart, Lead Coordinating Producer; Matt Straus, Director; Torin Simpson, Videographer/Senior Editor; Rita Bravo, Associate Producer/Assistant Director
  • “Warriors State of Art,”com/ Golden State Warriors Paul Hodges III, Executive Producer; Janet Fong, Michael Leslie, Videographers; Torin Simpson, Senior Editor
  • “Short Feature: Andy Kuno,”com/San Francisco Giants/SFG Productions Matthew McKee, Executive Producer; Anica Chavez, Producer; Blake Wilberding, Producer/Senior Editor; Alyssa Royce, Producer/Editor; Everett Duran, Cinematographer; Brad Martens, Audio Engineer/Sound Design/Media Manager
  • “Adobo Nation-SSE: ‘The Prodigy’,” The Filipino Channel/ABS-CBN International – Agerico Pugeda, Executive Producer; Nino Nucum, Producer/Videographer; Rommel Conclara, Writer; Ricky Bryan Dellinger, Narrator; Jeremiah Ysip, Videographer; Jon Santos, Editor

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). San Francisco/Northern California is one of the nineteen chapters awarding regional Emmy® statuettes. Northern California is composed of media companies and individuals from Visalia to the Oregon border and includes Hawaii and Reno, Nevada. Entries aired during the 2015 calendar year. This year a record number of 757 English and 179 Spanish entries were received in 67 categories. English and Spanish language entries were judged and scored separately.

Adobo Nation’s “Sari-Sari, Etc.” segment feature, “The Prodigy

The Emmy® Gala returns SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco on Saturday, June 4, 2016.

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