TFCTFC nabbed two awards at the 47th Annual Northern California Emmy Awards held recently at the SF Jazz Center.
TFC bested KTVU Fox 2, KRCB in Sonoma County and Hawaii News Now (KGMB) when “Box City,” an original “Balitang America” (BA) documentary, won in the Public/ Current/Community Affairs Program/SpecialEnglish category. The documentary tells the story of Filipinos who built cardboard and plywood homes in an encampment called Box City.
“Box City” was produced by the same team behind the Emmy Award-winning documentary “The Filipino Champions of SOMA” that won the regional Emmy for the same category five years ago: overall-in-charge of Production Olivia de Jesus and John Lazatin; producer, writer and host Henni Espinosa; director of photography Jeremiah Ysip; editor Jon Santos; and graphics artist Mike Carrion. Patrick Luna provided drone shots and additional video.
Espinosa, BA’s assignment editor and senior correspondent, also won as On-Camera TalentProgram Host in the English category for her work on “Box City.”
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is the premier and most recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of excellence in television. The San Francisco/ Northern California chapter was chartered in 1961. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Awards.