Monday, June 8, 2009

Dan Pavlik & Ken Newman Get Validated

There are The Tonys and there are The Oscars. There is also another
prestigious award that isn't heard of much outside of the industry
that is recognized by it, and that award is The Telly.

According to their site, "The Telly Awards honor the very best local,
regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well
as the finest video and film productions, and work created for the
Web. Since 1978, our mission has been to strengthen the visual
arts community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity.
The 29th Annual Telly Awards received over 14,000 entries from
all 50 states and 5 continents."

Interestingly, one of the reasons they invite people to submit
their work is to "Receive validation for a job well done." I pick that
particular one because that has been one of the words -
VALIDATION - that is very much associated with this film and
its story, as well as the story of the writer/director, Dan Pavlik.

How fitting as this film is gearing up for production that a work
that was directed by Dan and co-written by Dan and Ken Newman,
and featured Ken as an actor in the short, were just notified that
they won the Telly Silver Award - their highest honor. Not only
did they win one award, they won 3 in the categories of
Corporate Training, Use of Humor, and Copywriting.

(These awards are in addition to the 5 other Dan has won in
previous years).

One must consider, even if briefly, even if just in good humor, that
this must be a good sign that two people involved in this project
have been recognized - validated - by an organization that is as
highly regarded as the Tellys (at least you could feign a little
excitement, perhaps?)

In all seriousness, I think Dan and Ken deserve *APPLAUSE.*
It truly is awesome news, and hopefully you are beginning to
see why I am so excited about helping out where I can. Perhaps
it'll spur you on, too? Dan still needs all the help he can get.
Very few works of art are completed without some help, and
some with a lot of help!

If you are so excited now you want to help, write Dan at
Info at I am sure he'd love to hear
from you!

Don't have the ability to help personally? How about helping
to sponsor the film by promoting yourself? Check out the
Nominated sponsor page.

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