TV Acad sets student nods

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has selected its annual College Television Awards winners, with a total $ 16,100 to be presented at ceremonies in Beverly Hills March 13.

Winners are divided among entertainment and information categories.

First-place winners, of $ 1,000 each, in the entertainment bracket are Tony Lord (AFI), Joshua Yeldham (Rhode Island School of Design) and Mark Marvell (Florida State).

Top honors in the information category — encompassing news and documentary programs — went to Brian Conybeare, Kevin Howatt, George Jerjian, Lisa Low and Hong Zhang (NYU), Lisa L. Bernhard (Regent U.) and Sharon Rennert. A new award in animation went to Brian Dowrick (U. of the Arts, Philadelphia).

Second-place winners, who receive $ 500 each, are, in entertainment, Marc Sedaka (NYU), Martin Curland (USC) and Jonathan Spottiswoode (American U.); in information, Keith Lorens, Dorothy Thurman & Errol Watson (CSU-Dominguez Hills), Wella Lasola & Seth Weinstein (UC Berkeley), and Petra E. Janopaul (Swarthmore College); and Christopher Erin Walsh (Rochester Institute of Technology) for animation.

An additional 26 regional awards, worth $ 200 each, were also selected. ATAS received more than 340 entries from 137 colleges and universities in 37 states.

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