Tuscaloosa, Ala. —The University of Alabama’s Center for Public Television (CPT) won two Emmys and received six nominations during the Southeast Regional Emmy Gala in Atlanta, Ga. CPT producers Angel Caro and Will Green won for their short documentary on Mobile artist Kathleen Kirk Stoves, and Green, Caro, Rob Briscoe, and Sarina Williams, a creative media student in the College of Communication & Information Sciences, won best historical/cultural documentary for “Linton Barbershop.”
“Winning an Emmy award is a huge deal for me,” said Williams. “Being able to put such an achievement on my resume so early in my career makes me have hope for the future.”
Williams also received an Emmy nomination for her short documentary, “Circle City Chef.” She said, “Competing against professionals that have been in the industry probably longer than I have been alive was so humbling and an honor. It made me feel as if I was taking all the right steps in my career.”
Alongside CPT, The University of Alabama also won an Emmy for “Where Legends Are Made,” and Seed Creative, a Tuscaloosa video agency led by Alabama alumni, also won two Emmys.
The Regional Southeast Emmy Chapter is one of 19 chapters throughout the United States, identifying and celebrating excellent television at the local and regional level. The Southeast chapter represents professionals from all disciplines of the industry in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina and Asheville, N.C.