Government of the District of Columbia
Executive Office of the Mayor
Office of Cable Television & Telecommunications
3007 Tilden Street, N.W.; Pod-P
Washington, D.C. 20008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2006
CONTACT: JAMES D. BROWN, JR., EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
ERIC RICHARDSON, PROGRAM DIRECTOR
OCTT Wins Two International Television Programming Awards
(Washington, DC) The District of Columbia's Office of Cable Television
& Telecommunications (OCTT) was recently awarded The Videographer
Awards' (TVA) Award of Distinction and its Award of Excellence.
These awards were made to OCTT at the conclusion of TVA's most-recent
annual international programming competition and were given to acknowledge
OCTT's superior television programming. The two programs so honored
by TVA were produced by OCTT and aired on one of its cable channels
- OCTT 16. More specifically, OCTT's Capital Cinema: 48 Hour Film
Project, which was produced by Ferman Patterson, received TVA's
annual Award of Excellence in the "Television Programs/Entertainment
Category." Each year, TVA's Award of Excellence is given to
a program (in its respective category) that is judged to have been
"written, produced, shot and edited in an exceptional manner."
OCTT's InStyle Washington: Dream Weddings, which was also produced
by Ferman Patterson, received TVA's annual Award of Distinction
in the "Television Programs/Entertainment Category." TVA's
Award of Distinction is given each year to a program (in its respective
category) that is judged to have "clearly exceeded industry
The Videographer Awards is an international awards program administered
by communications professionals for the purpose of honoring the
most-talented individuals and companies in the video production
industry. Contest entrants include video production companies, advertising
and public relations firms, corporate communications departments,
cable and broadcast television operations, government agencies and
schools, independent producers and special event producers.
The Videographer Awards is designed to identify communications
professionals who are raising the standards of the industry and
to publicly acknowledge that the respective work of the TVA awards
winners is outstanding and highly-regarded by their peers.
OCTT is the District Government Agency that is charged with the
task of managing the District's Government Access Channels (OCTT
16 and OCTT 13). OCTT's mission regarding OCTT 16 is to provide
important information related to the many programs, services and
opportunities made available by the District of Columbia Government.
OCTT's mission regarding OCTT 13 is to provide gavel-to-gavel coverage
of the live and recorded activities of the Council of the District
of Columbia and its various committees. Together, these two OCTT
channels are intended to provide District of Columbia residents
with access to the activities and processes of their government.