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Producers of ‘The Line’ win Telly Award

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South Shore Olympic athlete Jamie Anderson is among the athletes profiled on "The Line."
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The Telly Awards has named SoSu TV of Reno bronze winners in the 36th Annual Telly Awards for their piece titled “The Line,” which appears locally on Mountain Resort Television, KAME, My 21TV Channel 7 or 21 in Reno-Tahoe. The award is SoSu TV’s seventh Telly Award.

“The Line” is a collaborative effort between SoSu TV and its executive producer and professional athlete, JT Holmes, according to a press release announcing the award. “‘The Line’ delivers the story of Tahoe’s Olympians and action sports icons,” acording to the release. “It offers a perspective not found on news feeds and live sporting coverage by showcasing what makes athletes who they are beyond the feats of sport: education, dedication, mindset, risk analysis, superstition, heroes, partners and more.”

“The Line” is JT Holmes’ debut as an executive producer of a television series.

“Having filmed Action Sport movies and videos around the world, as well as performed countless stunts just for the experience, the executive producer role was interesting for me. Filming on location, having analytical conversations with athletes, throwing around remember when… these are things I am used to doing with world class athletes, it is just that now we do it on camera and mash it together with a bunch of action footage and call it: ‘The Line.’” Holmes said in the release. “I am really proud of the show, we show our audience what awesome role models our athlete hosts are. Who knew that Jamie Anderson was such a philanthropist, that Hannah Teter is an entrepreneur, that Maddie Bowman is earning straight A marks in college the same year she is winning Olympic Gold.”

“The Telly Award confirms to JT and the SoSu TV team that The Line is a series now recognized on the national level. It shows that an athlete’s story is not only exciting visually and a source of personal pride, but also gives our viewing audience a moment for personal reflection. We see that they live their life to the fullest. Athletes choose their Line based on things they’re passionate about, and we can do that, too. We can relate,” Mark Hatjakes, of SoSu TV, said in the release.

The award-winning winter series of “The Line” is resting at the moment, but will return to television this November on Mountain Resort Television, KAME, My 21TV Channel 7 or 21 in Reno-Tahoe. Until then, JT and Mark, continuing to assist the athlete community and viewers, have produced a summer series of “The Line, “which can be seen on Mountain Resort Television at 8 a.m.

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, both on the air and online. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators and corporate video departments in the world, according to the release.


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