July 18, 2018

WestWorks Studios Wins Emmy

The Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) awarded WestWorks Studios with a regional Emmy on July 14 in the Community/Public Service (PSA) category. Cora Palmer produced the 30-second spot for the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI). This winning spot is one in a series of PSAs (including an interview with Governor John Hickenlooper) for the Colorado Department of Higher Education that Comcast Technology Services and WestWorks Studios developed in partnership with Comcast’s Mountain West Region External Affairs team, including Mary Spillane, Leslie Oliver and Jeff Dolan. “Working on projects with Comcast’s Community Investments team is so awesome, because it’s a win-win-win,” said Cora. “I get to tell stories for amazing and deserving organizations, the organizations get a professionally produced spot to promote their initiatives, and Comcast gets to give back to the communities where we live and work.”

WestWorks and the Mountain West Region have worked to create PSAs and other videos in support of community organizations like the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Girls, Inc., The Downtown Denver Partnership, the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado, and many others.

About COSI: “COSI was created in 2014 with the goal of increasing the attainment of post-secondary credentials and degrees for under-served students in Colorado. The project addresses this challenge in two ways: accessibility and affordability. To increase accessibility, the Scholarship Initiative funds programs that will help prepare students for post-secondary education, as well as support them through completion. To increase affordability, the Scholarship Initiative will provide tuition support to students via matching funds for community scholarships.”

The Heartland Emmy® Chapter honors original content created for traditional broadcast/cablecast mediums as well as non-traditional and emerging platforms for broadband and portable delivery.

Congratulations to Cora and her supporting cast and crew!