The House of Hope Atlanta (HOHA) announced today it’s 144th Church Anniversary Special (Dr. E. Dewey Smith Jr. Executive Producer, Benton Aladin Producer/Director, Roeman Pollard Editor) has been awarded a SILVER IN PRODUCTION, BRONZE IN DIRECTING, and BRONZE IN PRODUCTION IN A SPECIFIC BUDGET CATEGORY by the 42nd Annual Telly Awards. The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and is judged by leaders from video platforms, television, streaming networks, production companies and including Netflix, Dow Jones, Walt Disney Company, Fortune Magazine, CBS Interactive, Complex Networks, A&E Networks, Hearst Media, Nickelodeon, ESPN Films, and Vimeo. Now the emerging Media & Production team of The House of Hope Atlanta has joined the ranks!
“In the face of a year like no other, THE HOUSE OF HOPE ATLANTA has continued to defy the limitations of our new world, in continuing to create compelling and engaging work”, says Telly Awards Executive Director Sabrina Dridje. “This year’s submissions doubled down on what we already know about the industry. Creativity cannot be stopped. Collaboration will always prevail. New ideas and stories will always find a way to break through to an audience.”
“With a Pastor and visionary such as avid lover of all things production Dr. E. Dewey Smith Jr, the HOHA has always been committed to quality & creative efforts in film and television. Thanks to a team of relentless and talented individuals, the HOHA has been able to produce a variety of faith based content for many years. The submission and ultimate recognition from the 42nd Telly Awards is a reflection of Dr. Smith’s love for film, leadership, and ability to bring together like individuals to collaborate with him. Not only has the HOHA been able to successfully produce the recognized anniversary special, but in 2020 it also launched its own streaming network, The Hope TV. This network of shows produced, directed, and streamed by HOHA has garnered over 125 million views world wide with 28 original shows in just 12 months! The HOHA team has a true zest for film, production, and television overall. It is with this same excitement that they accept these awards! It is an honor to be recognized by the 42nd Telly Awards in three categories! This relationship is just beginning!” – HOHA Spokesperson
Today’s winners announcement caps a year-long celebration of creators defying the limitations by embracing platforms to increase awareness about injustices and promote solidarity for movements, as well as geographical, like developing fully remote pipelines for dispersed teams.
This year also saw the continued expansion of new categories to reflect and celebrate new forms of producing work in light of the past months restrictions and limitations. New categories included Remote Production, Virtual Events & Experiences and an increase in animation categories. Last year, The Telly Awards attracted more than 12,000 entries from top video content producers including Adobe, Adult Swim, the BBC, Condé Nast, J. Paul Getty Museum, PBS, Playstation, RadicalMedia, T Brand Studio, Ogilvy & Mather and The Walt Disney Company.