El Dorado resident wins Emmy for ‘Deadliest Catch’
Todd Stanley, producer for Discovery Channel TV show “Deadliest Catch” made a big catch Saturday night, capturing an Emmy for Best Cinematography after three years of nominations for a total of four nominations; two as a Producer and two for Cinematography.
The ceremony took place Saturday night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
“I was stunned and excited at the same time. Winning an award of the magnitude is a sound recognition of my work. We faced fierce competition, but managed to win,” Stanley said. “It will take a while for it to sink in. The best part was having crab boat captain Larry Hendricks as my guest; I even dragged him up on stage with us to receive the award.”
Stanley shared the award with his brother, Doug Stanley, sister-in law Rhea Meyers Stanley, both of Roseville, as well as Zac Mcfarlane and Ben Zupo both from Sacramento
“I have a great team to work with. Winning this award makes all those long miserable days of shooting on the Bering Sea worth it,” Stanley said.
2008 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards will air as a 2-hour special on E! Entertainment Television on Saturday, September 20 at 8 p.m.
Stanley is currently working on a magazine style TV show for El Dorado County called “Experience El Dorado” highlighting recreation and tourism in the county.
“We’re really excited about this new project and its goal of bringing to light the many attractions El Dorado County has to offer. I’m also looking forward to working close to home and being with my family more,” Stanley said.
Todd Stanley Productions is based in Lotus, Calif. For the past four years Todd Stanley Productions has been an integral part of the creative team that produces Discovery Channel’s highest rated series ‘Deadliest Catch’. Deadliest Catch is the number one non-fiction show on cable TV http://www.neowin.net/news/main/08/04/30/deadliest-catch-alaskan-storm-onboard-the-northwestern .
They can be reached at (916) 580-4622.
Deadliest Catch is a documentary television series that documents the events aboard fishing boats in the Bering Sea during the Alaskan king crab and Opilio crab fishing seasons.
The Aleutian Islands port of Dutch Harbor, located in Unalaska, Alaska is the base of operations for the fishing fleet.
The show is named ‘Deadliest Catch’ because the crew of these boats are at a high risk of injury or death. Deadliest Catch premiered on the Discovery Channel on April 12 and runs in over 150 countries.
Experience El Dorado is a magazine-style, half-hour TV series supported in part by The El Dorado County Visitors Authority with the intent of promoting Recreation and Tourism in El Dorado County and stimulating the local economy.
The project will air monthly on network television and will feature the best of where to go and what to do in El Dorado County from El Dorado Hills to South Lake Tahoe and the more than 20 communities and townships therein.
The show will be hosted by Hollywood actor and local El Dorado County resident, Perry King. See: http://www.ExperienceElDorado.com