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New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards Adds New Categories To The 2014 Competition

By Kim Swidler

Rose Anderson, Executive Director of the New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards, has added new categories to the coming year's competition. This organization is coming into its forth year of showcasing the winners to more than 93,000 media and entertainment professionals from 156 countries, including more than 1,700 industry press representatives, at the annual NAB show in Las Vegas.

New categories in 2014 include: Best Host, Best Screenplay, Best Nonfiction Series, Corporate Social Responsibility, Business & Finance documentary, Human Concerns documentary, Legal Issues documentary, Financial & Legal Reporting, and Production Design/Graphic Design for Promos.

Last year, medal recipients in this organization's new categories included Julia Stiles (WIGS), Troian Bellisario(WIGS), and Robert Taylor (Longmire), for their performances; "The Fabric Of The Cosmos: What is Space?" (Nova/PBS/Pixeldust) and "You, Planet - An Exploration in 3D" (Terra Mater) for Special Visual Effects; "Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile"(ITV) for Current Affairs; "The Resurrection Tomb Mystery" (Discovery Channel) for Innovation; "Titanoboa Online" (Smithsonian) and "The Dalai Lama at St Paul's" (CTN) for Online Special Event; and "X Games" (ESPN), for their Technical Production Team.

To read Kim Swidler's blog piece published by Times Union.com concerning the New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards and Ms. Anderson's insights into this organization, please go to blog.timesunion.com/travelgal.

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