Monday, June 17, 2013

UPDATE: Visiting CC professor wins Emmy for WordGirl

Posted By on Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 2:42 PM

And it's Eric Shaw for the win!

At last night's 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Shaw and colleagues Tom Martin, Jack Ferraiolo, Jayne Hamil and Ryan Raddatz walked away with the award for Outstanding Writing in Animation for WordGirl.

A big congrats to them all.


Earlier this week, Colorado College announced that visiting film studies professor Eric Shaw has been nominated for an "Outstanding Writing in Animation" Emmy Award.

Shaw is currently the lead writer on PBS Kids' WordGirl, and has previously written for SpongeBob SquarePants and several other children's shows.

From CC's release, here are more details:

Eric Shaw

... Shaw, a resident of Colorado Springs, taught Beginning Screenwriting during Block 4 last year. He enjoys teaching new writers because “it's what we can offer to other writers: read their work, critique them, and give a great set of notes. It’s an obligation that, all too often, isn't fulfilled,” he says. Shaw also has ... guest lectured at universities around the world, from UCLA to the New York Institute of Technology to the United Kingdom.

The nomination “really means a lot to me because I feel a special connection to the series, the people I worked with, and to where we produced the show: Watertown, Massachusetts,” he said.

“WordGirl” is a children’s animated television series for children ages 6 to 11, designed to teach about the expansive English language and its vocabulary. Produced by Soup2Nuts, the animation unit of Scholastic Entertainment for PBS Kids, the show began as a series of shorts and was spun off into a 30-minute episodic series in September 2007.

“WordGirl, ” which also is nominated for “Outstanding Children’s Animated Program,” is up against Nickelodeon series such as “Penguins of Madagascar,” “Kung Fu Panda,” “Robot and Monster,” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be presented on June 16.


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