RALEIGH, NC (June 8, 2000) – Jim Cain, President and COO of the National Hockey League Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that CanesVision Productions has been named a finalist for the 21st Annual Telly Awards in the category of Non-Broadcast Video and Film Production. CanesVision, which provides the JumboTron Entertainment at the Entertainment and Sports Arena, has been nominated for its opening night film entitled “Stormy and the Golden Puck.”
The Telly Awards were founded in 1980 to showcase and give recognition to outstanding non-network and cable television commercials, film, and video productions and non-network TV programming. The Telly has become one of the most sough-after awards in the TV, commercial, and video industry. The finalist award is a bronze statuette.
CanesVision is comprised of Director of In Game Entertainment Bob Becker, Manager of In Game Entertainment Pete Soto, and In Game Entertainment Coordinator Brian Scott. “Stormy and the Golden Puck” featured video of Hurricanes mascot Stormy in search of the first puck to be dropped during the Hurricanes’ opening game in the Entertainment and Sports Arena against the New Jersey Devils. CanesVision traveled to Grandfather Mountain, Charlotte, Fayetteville, Wilmington, Linville Caverns, Old Salem, and Durham during production.
Entries in the Telly Awards do not compete against each other, but instead are measured against a high standard of excellence. Each year, the judges consist of a group of over 20 highly qualified production professionals.
Past winners of the Telly Award include Dreamworks SKG, ESPN, the Chicago Bulls, the Seattle Seahawks, AT&T, the Cartoon Network, Warner Brothers, HBO, and Walt Disney Studios.