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Daybreak Television Productions, Catholic Charities Earn Bronze Telly Award
Daybreak Television Productions, Catholic Charities Earn Bronze Telly Award

Daybreak Television Productions of the Diocese of Buffalo recently was awarded a bronze in the 32nd annual Telly Awards for its creation of Catholic Charities’ 10-minute video called “Real lives. Real help. Real hope.”

The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and web commercials, videos 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. More than 11,000 entries are received from 50 states and many foreign countries. Winners receive either a Bronze or Silver Telly Award.

Daybreak Television videotaped and produced the video with Catholic Charities’ assistance of former clients who told their stories of how Catholic Charities had made a difference in their lives. The three programs featured were a counseling program for students, the Marriage Counseling Center and services of the Lackawanna office. Filming was done in studio and on location.

The film’s producer was Robert Karaszewski and Claire Rung is executive producer of Daybreak. Catholic Charities Communications and Public Relations Department, led by Rose Caldwell, assisted in the development of the film.

Sovran Self Storage, Inc. provided the funding for the project.

Daybreak Television recently presented Catholic Charities with the bronze statuette. Sister Mary McCarrick, Catholic Charities diocesan director, accepted the award.

“We always appreciate collaborating with Daybreak TV,” said Sister Mary. “We are grateful for this recognition made possible through the generosity of the Sovran Self Storage Foundation, and especially pleased that the work of Daybreak and the successes of our clients caught the attention of the Telly Award judges. Our donors who viewed the piece were impressed by the video as well.”

The video was debuted in February at a commitment event geared to donors and has been shared with other donors, staff, volunteers and many others.

A link to the video, “Real lives. Real help. Real hope,” is available through the home page of Catholic Charities’ website, www.ccwny.org, or directly at YouTube (youtube.com) using the name of the video as the search term.

Daybreak Television Productions serves as the television component of the Office of Communications for the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. Besides their own nationally acclaimed, award-winning productions for television and video, they are responsible for many television services on behalf of the Diocese, including the coordination of Catholic programming produced by network affiliated broadcast stations in Buffalo.

Catholic Charities is the most comprehensive human service agency serving all eight counties of Western New York, with 70 programs and 61 locations. Founded in 1923, Catholic Charities also provides, without regard to religious affiliation, comprehensive counseling services for children and families, anti-domestic violence programming and emergency services, among other social and mental health services.


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