Monday, June 18, 2007

Metrocom International Work Wins Two EMMY Awards at 2007 Ceremony

ANN ARBOR, MI—At the annual gala of the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), held Saturday June 16, documentary work produced by Metrocom International for WKAR-TV (PBS) received two EMMY awards out of a total four nominations. 

In category 33B, public/current/community affairs program or special, Metrocom International founder and director/producer Christopher Cook was awarded the EMMY for an episode of the critically-acclaimed television series Michigan at Risk, entitled “The Hate Next Door.”  Produced for the Lansing, MI, PBS affiliate, WKAR-TV, and originally airing on June 27, 2006, “The Hate Next Door” is a half-hour documentary that examines the current state of race relations in Michigan, including anti-affirmative action initiatives and housing discrimination.  The entire television series, Michigan at Risk, was awarded the second EMMY of the evening for best public/current/community affairs series, category 33C.  Michigan at Risk airs statewide on Michigan PBS stations and examines regional political and social issues.  It has been written and produced by Christopher Cook of Metrocom International since 1999.

Cook’s two EMMY awards in the 2007 gala mark the tenth and eleventh regional EMMY awards for the production company.  Cook previously won nine EMMYs in 2006, 2001, 2000, and 1998.

CONTACT:  Christopher Cook, President, Metrocom International, 734.327.1910

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