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WOUB-TV to receive 2004 Columbus International Film and Video Award

ATHENS, Ohio (Oct. 5, 2004) -- The Columbus International Film & Video Festival has announced its 2004 awards. WOUB-TV's "Moscow Circus: A Winter's Tale" will receive a Bronze Plaque in the Performing Arts category -- Keith Newman, video producer/director; Sasha and Lena Vosk, producer/director; and Eric Anderson, videographer/editor. The awards will be presented at the 52nd annual Columbus International Film & Video Festival Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Columbus College of Art & Design.

The Moscow Circus brought the world premiere of its sensational show, "A Winter?s Tale," to a sold-out Athens audience in November 2003. WOUB-TV documented the experiences of the cast and crew as they adapted the show to allow it to be performed on the stage of the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium on the Ohio University campus. For the first time in its 150-year history, The Moscow Circus performed on a proscenium stage, rather than in an arena.

Close to 600 entries were submitted by independent and corporate producers, agencies and distributors for the 2004 Awards. The Bronze plaque is presented to productions of high merit. These programs are considered useful in the future, and dedicated to their specific subjects. To receive this award a production must receive a rating of 6 out of 7. For more information, visit: www.chrisawards.org

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Media Contacts: Public Information Coordinator Olivea Oldham, (740) 593-4944 or Olivea_Oldham@woub.pbs.org    

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