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BRIC's Brooklyn Independent Television (BIT) Nominated for First NY Emmy Award

BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn is pleased to announce that its flagship community media program Brooklyn Independent Television (BIT) has received a 2010 New York Emmy® Award nomination for Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn. This Emmy nomination is the first for BIT, BRIC’s Brooklyn-focused television programming initiative.

The nomination is in the “Arts: Program/Special” category, for a Caught in the Act segment featuring Hip-Hop Artist Big Daddy Kane as he prepares for a performance at the 2009 Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival. In the segment, Big Daddy Kane and his dedicated fans talk about the history of hip-hop and Kane’s ability to weave words and rhythm together to bring a crowd to its feet. The piece was produced by BIT Associate Producer John Carluccio, Caught in the Act Producer Jonathan Lief and Executive Producer Greg Sutton. It aired in September 2009 on BRIC’s BCAT TV Network and can be currently seen on BRIC’s community media blog at

Greg Sutton, Executive Director of Community Media Programs and Executive Producer for the BCAT TV Network said, “We are delighted to receive this nomination. It confirms what we have known all along, that our Brooklyn Independent Television initiative provides Brooklyn with terrific, high quality programming.  We couldn’t be more proud of John, Jonathan and BRIC’s entire community media staff.”

Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn profiles a cross-section of key Brooklyn professionals in fine art, dance, music, theatre—and new forms of expression combining all of the above. From established institutions of international stature, to the emerging artists and companies that have long made Brooklyn’s arts scene so exciting, Caught in the Act catches them in the act of creating, displaying, interpreting—and enriching—the cultural life of the borough. Caught in the Act can be seen on the BCAT TV Network (Time Warner Cable 56, Cablevision 69, RCN 84, Verizon 44) Mondays & Wednesdays at 2pm & 10pm. The show is available on demand at BRIC’s website:

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BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn is a multi-disciplinary arts and media non-profit dedicated to presenting contemporary art, performing arts, and community media programs that are reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, and to providing resources and platforms to support the creative process. All of our offerings are free or low cost, to enhance the public’s access to and understanding of arts and media. Each year, upwards of a million people in Brooklyn and citywide are served through our programs.

BRIC’s community media program offers affordable media facilities, equipment and education as well as Brooklyn-focused television programming to Brooklyn residents through the BCAT Media Center; the Brooklyn Center for Media Education, and the BCAT TV Network with its three programming initiatives: Brooklyn Independent Television (BIT), the community-produced Brooklyn Free Speech TV and the Brooklyn Bulletin Board, a 24/7 looping community announcement service used by over 2,000 Brooklyn non-profits. The BCAT TV Network’s programming is cablecast into the homes of over 500,000 Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, RCN and Verizon subscribers throughout Brooklyn and streamed online to reach viewers all over the world.

Brooklyn Independent Television (BIT) presents over seventy hours a week of Brooklyn-focused television programs covering public affairs, arts and culture, health and business, sports, and Brooklyn neighborhoods, aimed to reach the diverse audiences within New York City’s most populous borough.

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