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2013 FREDDY Awards Broadcast Receives Emmy Nomination

The 2013 FREDDY© Awards Broadcast, produced by the State Theatre and 69.1 WFMZ-TV, has been nominated for a Mid-Atlantic Regional EMMY Award in the category of Education/Schools - Program/Special. The 2014 Mid-Atlantic EMMY Awards Ceremony will take place on Saturday, September 20th at the Philadelphia Hilton.

This is the 5th EMMY nomination for the program. The broadcast has been honored with two regional EMMY Awards, in 2005 & 2011, and has also received, 6 Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Awards, including the 2008 Award for Outstanding Television Program Designed for Children, and 2 Associated Press Award for Public Affairs. The 2008 FREDDY© program was the subject of a feature-length film documentary, Most Valuable Players, by Canyon Back Films, Los Angeles. Released in 2010, the documentary is part of Oprah Winfrey Network's (OWN) documentary film club which premiered in 2011.

The FREDDY© Awards program is designed to recognize and reward exceptional accomplishments in the production and performance of musical theatre in local high schools of Lehigh, Northampton and Warren counties. The 3-hour LIVE broadcast includes a stellar opening number, performances by nominated musicals, actors and actresses, and presentation of the awards in 21 award categories. It also offers numerous Scholarship and Community Award opportunities to participating schools and students.

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