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38th College Television Awards Crown Student Filmmakers

38th College Television Awards Crown Student Filmmakers
Photo Source: Vince Bucci/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images

The stars of today honored the stars of tomorrow at the 38th College Television Awards May 24 at the Saban Media Center in Los Angeles. Recognizing the year’s best student-made TV filmmaking, the Television Academy Foundation was joined by presenters Mandy Moore, Chelsea Handler, Samira Wiley, Richard Cabral, Jason George, and Bill Nye, in a ceremony hosted by Anthony Anderson.

Referred to as the Student Emmys, the CTAs are a nationwide competition highlighting TV writers, directors, producers, and creators in a variety of categories. Like the Emmy Awards themselves, entries are vetted by Television Academy members and judged by “industry standards of quality, imagination, and innovation.”

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This year’s 74 honorees who attended the ceremony also took part in the Television Summit, a seminar presented by the Television Academy Foundation. Students met and participated in discussions with HBO’s senior vice president Jay Roewe; Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, co-executive producers of “This Is Us”; Our Lady J, writer-producer of “Transparent”; Ron McCants, writer of “Speechless”; and Corey Nickerson, co-executive producer and writer of “black-ish.”

For a partial list of winners, see below, and visit emmys.com/foundation for more information. If you’re a student filmmaker, set your sights on a Student Emmy of your own!

Comedy:
“Dollar King,” Trevor Smith, American Film Institute Conservatory

Writing-Comedy:
“Dollar King,” D.M. Brent, American Film Institute

Drama:
“Viola,” Franca, Marta Savina, UCLA School of Theater Film and Television

Writing-Drama:
“LOCKDOWN,” Daisygreen Stenhouse, American Film Institute

Series-Scripted:
“The Buzz,” Shasta Ford, Matt Nickley, Savannah College of Art and Design

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