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BRIC, a leading arts and media institution committed to building Brooklyn's creative future, is pleased to announce that its two community media initiatives—BRIC TV and Brooklyn Free Speech—received seven nominations for the 2020 New York Emmy® Awards. The nominations include five for BRIC TV, Brooklyn’s premier nonprofit video producer of local news and social justice reporting featuring content produced by BRIC and two for Brooklyn Free Speech, a community-driven nonprofit TV and podcast network featuring content produced by the Brooklyn community.

BRIC has won 10 New York Emmy Awards.

We're rooting for our talented nominees and will be watching the 63rd Annual New York Emmy® Awards live on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

(Watch our New York Emmy nominated videos below) 

Emmy Category: Arts, Program / Special
From Venezuela To Brooklyn: How This Photographer Started A New Life at 17 Years Old | BK Made
Executive Producers: Kecia Élan Cole, Aziz Isham, Kristina Newman-Scott
Producer: Jasia Kaulbach

Emmy Category: Human Interest, Program Feature / Segment
Shatzi's Death Cafe | Going In With Brian Vines
Executive Producers: Jonathan Lief, Aziz Isham, Kristina Newman-Scott
Producer: Shirin Barghi
Host / Managing Editor: Brian Vines

Emmy Category: Religion, Program Feature / Segment
Malky Makes Movies (Hasidic Hollywood) | Going In With Brian Vines
Executive Producers: Jonathan Lief, Aziz Isham, Kristina Newman-Scott
Producer: Rebecca Israel
Host / Managing Editor: Brian Vines

Emmy Category: Societal Concerns, Program Feature / Segment
Highway Mike | #BHeard
Executive Producers: Megan Donis, Aziz Isham, Kristina Newman-Scott
Producer: Sriyanka Ray

Emmy Category: Community Affairs, Feature / Segment
Corner Store Compassion | Going In with Brian Vines
Executive Producers: Jonathan Lief, Aziz Isham, Kristina Newman-Scott
Producer: Liliana Bernal
Host / Managing Editor: Brian Vines



Emmy Category: Community / Public Service Announcements
Your Voice. Your Vote.
Executive Producers: Julie Slotnik Sturm, Anthony Riddle, Kristina Newman-Scott
Producer: Andrew Filippone Jr.
Co-Producers: Rolanda Telesford, Julie Kerr, Amanda Ritchie

Emmy Category: Musical Composition / Arrangement
Alone In America - An Immigrant Story | Hollywoodland Productions, Inc.
Director, Producer, Musical Composition (Composer): Charles Mandracchia
Writer, Producer, Music and Art Director: Francesca DeJosia
Orchestration Arrangements: David Tolley       



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