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BRIC, a leading arts and media institution committed to building Brooklyn's creative future, is pleased to announce that its community media network, Brooklyn Free Speech TV, has won its fourth Emmy at the 63rd Annual New York Emmy® Awards on April 25, 2020.

BRIC's Emmy-winning Your Voice. Your Vote. tells a beautifully poignant and timely story about the importance of voting. Centered around Lift Every Voice and Sing (a song often called “The Black National Anthem”), the piece evokes a feeling of unity and hope, while reminding us all that our voice and our vote matters.

Your Voice. Your Vote. was filmed by BRIC, in partnership with Brooklyn Voters Alliance and YWCA Brooklyn.

Serving the Brooklyn community since 1990 and celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, Brooklyn Free Speech TV levels the media playing field by offering online and in-person media courses, path breaking opportunities, and content distribution through its six TV and podcast channels.

Since 2014, BRIC's two community media networks—BRIC TV and Brooklyn Free Speech TV—has won 12 New York Emmy® Awards and received 56 nominations.

Congratulations to the Your Voice. Your Vote. team. We're incredibly proud! Producer: Andrew Filippone Jr.; Co-Producers: Rolanda Telesford, Julie Kerr, Amanda Ritchie; Executive Producers: Julie Slotnik Sturm, Anthony Riddle, Kristina Newman-Scott.

(Emmy-Winning Category: Community/Public Service Announcements)

(Watch the moment NJ Burkett, Board President of The New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announces BRIC's 12th Emmy win) 

About BRIC

BRIC builds Brooklyn's creative future.

A leading arts and media institution anchored in Downtown Brooklyn, BRIC's work spans contemporary visual and performing arts, media, and civic action. For over forty years, BRIC has shaped Brooklyn's cultural and media landscape by presenting and incubating artists, creators, students, and media makers. As a creative catalyst for the community, BRIC ignites learning in people of all ages and centralizes diverse voices that take risks and drive culture forward.

About the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

The New York Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NY NATAS) is the preeminent membership organization serving the Television industry. NY NATAS is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. NY NATAS provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and discussion of industry problems and concerns. It affords opportunities for you to meet your colleagues on both a professional and social basis. It promotes professional development by offering avenues for contributing to the industry and the community. NY NATAS conducts activities that cultivate, promote and encourage understanding of, appreciation for, and public interest in the arts, crafts and sciences of television. We recognize outstanding achievement, we encourage the pursuit of excellence and we promote the highest standards of quality in television by conferring the industry’s classic and most coveted peer-recognition symbol of distinction, the Emmy®. For more information, please visit