ATAS names College TV winners

Reid to host ceremony on March 12

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the 1999 winners of its annual College Television Awards competish.

The kudos — which are cast in recognition of university students who have achieved excellence in film and video productions — will be handed out March 12 at ATAS’ awards gala at the Century Plaza Hotel.

This year’s first-, second- and third-place winners, who were selected from 281 entries from 119 schools, will receive cash prizes, film stock and Eastman product grants. Winners were chosen in seven categories: Drama; Comedy; Music; Docu; News, Sports or Magazine Shows; Traditional Animation; and Non-Traditional Animation.

The first place winners were: (Drama) Ryan Little and Brian Brough from Brigham Young for “The Last Good War”; (Comedy) Robert McCaffrey from Florida State U. for “The Buse”; (Music) Ron Najor and Sann-Kristin Jensen from San Diego State U. for “Hold Me Under”; (Docu) Erin Flannery from USC for “Judy’s Time”; (News, Sports, Mag) Michael Cioni from Southern Illinois U. for “Alt News”; (Traditional Animation) Dwight Hwang from Cal Arts for “The Reunion”; and (Non-Traditional Animation) Jose Javier Martinez from UCLA for “Luz.”

The evening will be hosted by Tim Reid. Confirmed celebrity presenters include Justin Kirk from The WB’s “Jack & Jill,” Judge Joe Brown, “Baywatch Hawaii” star Michael Bergin, sudser star Heather Tom and her sister Nicholle. All winning entries will unspool on March 13 at ATAS’ Goldenson Theater during the Academy’s College Television Awards Festival, hosted by former network exec Fred Silverman.

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