“Giving Voice to a Foxtrot from Auschwitz-Birkenau,” SMTD’s video highlighting Patricia Hall‘s research, has been nominated for a 2019 Michigan Emmy Award. Nominated in the “Arts/Entertainment” category are Chris Boyes, SMTD’s videographer and broadcast media specialist, and former director of communications Marilou Carlin. While other U-M entities have received Michigan Emmy nominations and awards in years past, this is the first nomination for a video SMTD has produced.
“It was a pleasure showcasing this example of the fantastic work done by SMTD faculty and students,” Boyes said. “I’m honored and excited to be nominated.” Carlin added that she knew from the start that video would be the best medium to share Hall’s discovery. “The story resonated with people around the world and received huge media attention. Chris Boyes did a beautiful job of filming and editing, and it was a joy to produce,” she said. The video has received tens of thousands of views since it was posted in November 2018, and the story was picked up by the Associated Press, NPR, and CBC Radio.
The prestigious Michigan Emmy awards are presented by the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the standard-bearers for excellence in the television broadcasting industry. The Michigan Emmy represents the most experienced and talented television professionals from all disciplines of the industry and from all of Michigan’s 11 television markets. The awards ceremony will take place on June 15, 2019, at MotorCity Sound Board Theater in Detroit.