2014 Award Winners & Honorees

Cinema/Chicago Television Awards

2014 Award Winners

Television Commercials

Audience Choice Award
Fiat – Italian Invasion
Beast EditorialMantra
Cutters

Automotive
Silver Plaque
The Race
Cramer-Krasselt

Banking/Financial
Gold Plaque
Photo Booth
Leo Burnett

Silver Plaque
School Photo
Leo Burnett

Certificate of Merit
Dupaco: The Lender
DreamCatcher Productions

Beverages (Non-alcoholic)
Certificate of Merit
Coffee Rebo
MUSKA Group

Cellular Phone/Service
Gold Plaque
Honor This: Totes
Leo Burnett

Silver Plaque
Joy Post Holiday
Commonground

Silver Plaque
Zombie
Leo Burnett

Cinematography
Certificate of Merit
We Still Climb
Leo Burnett

Commercial Campaign
Gold Plaque
Foresight Goggles, Hindsight Mirror, Kicking Myself Shoes
Leo Burnett

Gold Plaque
Miracle Whip & Proud of It
Mcgarrybowen Chicago

Silver Plaque
Show Your Disney Side
Mcgarrybowen Chicago

Direction
Gold Plaque
Quick Duck
Dictionary Films

Editing
Silver Hugo
America’s Import
Cutters

Silver Hugo
Fiat – Italian Invasion
Beast Editorial

Gold Plaque
Mantra
Cutters

Silver Plaque
Make Them Talk
Cutters

Editing
Silver Plaque
Skittles – Figurines
Beast EditorialHome Electronics
Certificate of Merit
Driving Instructor
Leo Burnett

Household Products
Silver Plaque
Ultimate Garbage Men
Havas Chicago

Humor
Silver Plaque
Conversations with Small Defenseless Animals
Leo Burnett

Insurance
Silver Hugo
We Still Climb
Leo Burnett

Gold Plaque
Mayhem
Leo Burnett

Silver Plaque
Tech Savvy
Leo Burnett

Certificate of Merit
Mayhem – Grill
Leo Burnett

Online Campaign
Silver Hugo
Tweet2Lease
Mcgarrybowen Chicago

Silver Plaque
Conversations with Small Defenseless Animals
Leo Burnett

Online Spot
Certificate of Merit
Make It With A Lifeguard
Havas Chicago

Other Products
Silver Plaque
Swimming
Leo Burnett

Performance/Dialogue
Silver Plaque
Honor This
Leo Burnett

Certificate of Merit
Beatrice
Leo Burnett

Sound Design
Silver Plaque
Siberia Elite
Another Country

Writing
Silver Plaque
Foresight Goggles, Hindsight Mirror, Kicking Myself Shoes
Leo Burnett

Television Productions

Animated Program
Silver Plaque
Portlandia Rats Book
Bent Image Lab

Art Direction/Production Design
Silver Plaque
Omni Media Online
Phoenix Satellite Television Co. Ltd

Children’s Program
Silver Plaque
The Little Match Girl
Askania Media Filmproduktion GmbH

Documentary: Arts/Humanities
Silver Plaque
Artspiration: Christopher Doyle
Radio Television Hong Kong

Silver Plaque
The Book of Tears
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

Silver Plaque
Secrets of Love
Director: Krystian Matysek
Telewizja Polska S.A.

Certificate of Merit
Hong Kong Connections: Speaking with Clay
Radio Television Hong Kong

Documentary: History/Biography
Silver Hugo
The Romanovs
Star Media

Gold Plaque
9/11: The Lost Hero
Testimony Films

Silver Plaque
Full Speed Westward – Georgia In Search of its Future
WDR Cologne

Silver Plaque
Hidden Histories: WWI’s Forgotten Photographs
Testimony Films

Silver Plaque
Jens Jensen The Living Green
Viva Lundin Productions

Certificate of Merit
Cultural Heritage: The Mysterious Village
Radio Television Hong Kong

Certificate of Merit
Paderewski the Man of Action, Success and Fame
Foundation ‘AVE ARTE’

Documentary: Science/Nature
Gold Plaque
Beyond The Wave
WDR Cologne

Certificate of Merit
Carpe Diem: A Fishy Tale
Rock Yenta Productions

Documentary: Social/Political
Silver Hugo
Tales From The Organ Trade
Associated Producers Ltd.

Gold Plaque
Miles & War
WDR Cologne

Gold Plaque
The Motherload
Border City Pictures

Silver Plaque
The Promise of a Happy Childhood
Telewizja Polska S.A.

Certificate of Merit
The Nonfiction: A Death Scene Cleaner Gets Married
Fuji Television Network, Inc.

Documentary: Social/Political
Certificate of Merit
The Nonfiction: Twilight Poem ~ An Elite Shaken to Their Core
Fuji Television Network, Inc

Dramatic Program
Gold Plaque
Chicago Fire, “Shoved in My Face”
The Lippin Group

Educational Program – Adult Audience
Silver Plaque
The Bridge
Radio Television Hong Kong

Certificate of Merit
Rich Mate Poor Mate III: Female Chef Combat – The Feast of Rice Cooker
Radio Television Hong Kong

Feature Length Telefilm
Gold Plaque
Radio
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

Silver Plaque
A Pierrot Praying for the Moon
TI ComNet Japan

Silver Plaque
Inseparable
FILM.UA

Certificate of Merit
An Accidental Soldier
Taylor Media

Investigative Reporting/News Documentary
Gold Plaque
News Lancet – China Institute of City Competitiveness
i-CABLE News Limited

Gold Plaque
News Zone: Pig Carcasses in Huangpu River
Phoenix Satellite Television Co. Ltd

Gold Plaque
On The Spot: Gaza
Spot Productions

Silver Plaque
Hong Kong Connections: Split
Radio Television Hong Kong

Certificate of Merit
Hong Kong Connections: Light Pollution
Radio Television Hong Kong

Certificate of Merit
The Food Waste Journey in Taiwan
Common Wealth Magazine

Certificate of Merit
The Journey to North Korea 2013
Phoenix Satellite Television Co. Ltd

Public Access Program
Silver Plaque
Chicago Newsroom
Chicago Access Network TV

Certificate of Merit
STARBORN: High Hopes
Starborn Institute

Public Affairs/Video News Release
Certificate of Merit
Jennifer Liu – the Architect
Radio Television Hong Kong

Sporting Event
Certificate of Merit
2013 Hockey City Classic – Live Event Production
Intersport

Student-Produced Program
Silver Plaque
Returning to Ananda
Skwatta Camp Productions

Certificate of Merit
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TELEVISION SERIES

Children’s Series
Certificate of Merit
Hank Zipzer
Kindle Entertainment

Dramatic Series
Gold Plaque
Law & Order: SVU
The Lippin Group

Educational/Documentary Series
Silver Hugo
First Footprints
Contact Films

Gold Plaque
American Masters
THIRTEEN

Mini-Series
Gold Plaque
Klondike
Discovery Channel

Gold Plaque
The Sniffer
FILM.UA

News Series
Silver Hugo
Chicagoland
CNN

Online Series
Gold Plaque
“Candid Candace Chicago” on Watch312.com
Candid Candace, Inc

Reality Series
Silver Plaque
The Amazing Race Canada
Insight Production Company Ltd.

Certificate of Merit
Battle of the Blades
Insight Production Company Ltd.

2014 Honorees

CAROL MENDELSOHN

Commitment to Excellence Award for TV Productions

Carol-MendelsohnA Chicago native, Carol Mendelsohn has been the showrunner and Executive Producer of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation since it first aired in 2000. Now in its fourteenth season, CSI held the title of the world’s most-watched television series from 2008 to 2012, with an estimated audience of over 63 million viewers worldwide. In addition, Mendelsohn is a co-creator and Executive Producer of CSI: Miami and CSI: NY. A veteran television writer and producer whose credits include Fame, Wiseguy, and Melrose Place, Mendelsohn honed her craft with Stephen J. Cannell and Aaron Spelling, before joining the production of CSI. Her profound impact on television in the 21st century has garnered nominations from the Writers Guild of America, Producers Guild of America, and Emmy Awards.

In 2010, she launched Carol Mendelsohn Productions to develop and produce various projects across scripted and non-scripted series and pilots. Since inception, the company has sold and produced a variety of projects to CBS, CW, TNT, FX, USA and Showtime. The first two shows to premiere under its banner were The Defenders and Dogs in the City, both on CBS.

STORY

Commitment to Excellence Award for TV Commercials

STORYSTORY produces smart, effective advertising messages for some of the most popular product and services in America. With offices in Chicago and Santa Monica, it is one of the few commercial producers with a true national presence and capabilities. The company is run by Executive Producers Mark Androw and Cliff Grant.

Founded in 1989 STORY has long standing relationships with its clients and directors. STORY has been producing for advertising agencies Leo Burnett, Doner, Ogilvy, and Cramer Krasselt for over 25 years. The company’s directors have won awards in almost every advertising show including Clios, Emmys, Cannes Lions and many more.

STORY’s key asset is its superb roster of directors, an eclectic mix of seasoned veterans and emerging young talent. Their specialties run the gamut of advertising genres from visual storytelling to comedy and cutting edge visuals and effects.

Company president and executive producer, Mark Androw is a licensed attorney and was the former Chairman of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP). The association has had only 8 Chairmen in its 30-year existence and Androw is the only one from outside of NY or LA to serve in that position. Androw is active in many industry organizations in addition his 10 year association with the AICP. He is on the board of the Illinois Production Alliance and a trustee on the Directors Guild of America commercial qualifications program as well as a trustee on the Producers Health Benefit Plan.

JESSE SPENCER

Artistic Achievement Award

Jesse SpencerAn Australian native, Spencer made his American television debut in the critically-acclaimed Fox series House, playing Dr. Robert Chase opposite Hugh Laurie for all of the show’s eight seasons until the series ended in May 2012. Spencer is currently starring in the NBC hit drama Chicago Fire as Matthew Casey, a strong, intuitive Lieutenant who leads the Truck company and is unwavering in his commitment to the job.

Spencer’s film credits include a starring role in Uptown Girls with Brittany Murphy, the biopic Swimming Upstreamwith Geoffrey Rush and Judy Davis, as well as Spike Lee’s independent feature Girl Is in Trouble. He has worked extensively in the U.K. and Australia, both in television and theater. He starred in the acclaimed BBC drama Death in Holy Orders and has had starring roles in the BBC adaptation of Lorna Doone and Hallmark’s Stranded. He began his career starring in the long-running Australian soap, Neighbours.