Telly Awards Recognize Story of Adult Stem Cell Transplant Recipient

A story about the miraculous recovery of little Chloe Levine has been recognized in the 33rd annual Telly Awards. DHTV Digital was awarded the Telly for its short film about Chloe Levine, a little girl who suffered a stroke in utero which led to cerebral palsy.  Chloe received an adult stem cell transplant and her recovery has surprised even doctors.

The Telly is given to television networks, local TV stations and film and video production companies for outstanding storytelling. Learn more at http://www.tellyawards.com or by reading the news release below:

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Contact: Mark Honer/913-262-7800

DHTV Digital SELECTED  A WINNER IN THE 33rd ANNUAL TELLY AWARDS

Shawnee, KS – June 19, 2012 – The Telly Awards has named  DHTV Digital as a Bronze winner in the 33rd Annual Telly Awards for their piece titled Adult Stem Cell Research Success Story: Chloe Levine.   With nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.

The short film was produced for broadcast on the web channel: ‘StemCellResearchFacts.org’ and tells the story of little Chloe Levine.  Born with cerebral palsy caused by a stroke suffered before she was born, Chloe received an infusion of adult stem cells taken from her own cord blood. The result was nothing short of a miracle.

The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films.  Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.

For its 33rd season, The Telly Awards once again joined forces with YouTube to give the public the power to view and rate videos submitted as part of the People’s Telly Awards.  In addition to recognition from the Silver Telly Council, the judging panel that selects the Telly Awards winners, the Internet community helps decide the People’s Telly Awards winners.

A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council, judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents.  The Silver Council evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work – entries do not compete against each other – rather entries are judged against a high standard of merit.  Less than 10% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Silver Telly, our highest honor.  Approximately 25% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Bronze Telly.

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards.  “DHTV Digital’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”

“We’re grateful and excited about winning this Telly Award, said Mark Honer, Executive Producer of DHTV Digital. To travel the country telling stories of the miraculous results of adult stem cell research is very humbling.  Anything that brings attention to the efforts of doctors and researchers in the field of adult stem cells, is extremely satisfying.”

To find out more about the Telly Awards visit our website at http://www.tellyawards.com.

Please contact Mark Honer, DHTV Digital for inquiries: markh@dhtvproductions.com or call 913-262-7800.

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