The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS,) announced the winners of the 39th Annual Emmy® Awards over the weekend. Angela Peavey, Saugatuck Center for the Arts (400 Culver St, Saugatuck) Marketing Manager, took home “Best Commercial.”
“Winning an Emmy has been something I’ve dreamt about since I was a child,” said Angela Peavey. “Now it came to fruition with a promo video I made for the Saugatuck Center for the Arts (SCA).”
The commercial was created to promote the theatrical programming the Art Center does year-round; including Equity theatre, sizzling concert series, educational programming, and more.
Five nominations created stiff competition for the “Best Commercial” slot and were the most nominations in a single category all night. “I’m incredibly humbled to win against such amazing talent,” said Angela Peavey. “Of course I ‘stalked’ the other nominations online before the awards to gain a sense of the competition and I’m still in awe that I won.”
The commercial was the brainchild of Angela Peavey, but she would also like to thank the Saugatuck Center for the Arts staff and Board of Directors for all their support. Other participating stakeholders in creating the award-winning piece are Kristin Armstrong, Kurt Stamm, and Jeff Zita of Z-Drones.
“This is an amazing way to kick start the Saugatuck Center for the Arts 15th Anniversary,” said Kristin Armstrong, SCA’s Executive Director. “What I really love: last year Angela made a promise to our board member Dan Fox that she would create a video that would become Emmy nominated. Well, she can check that one off her list! And so can the SCA.”