CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SERIES “EASTSIDERS” NOMINATED FOR INTERNATIONAL PRESS ACADEMY SATELLITE AWARD
Los Angeles, CA (December 3, 2013) – The International Press Academy announced the nominees for their 18th Annual Satellite Awards and the critically acclaimed and award winning “EastSiders: The Series” was included in the Original Short-Format Category. Other entries in the category include “High Maintenance,” “Burning Love,” “Ask A Slave,” “Little Horribles,” “Blue,” “#Just Saying,#SamoKazem,” and “Ghost Girls.” The International Press Academy is a global association of domestic and foreign entertainment journalists in print, TV, radio, broadcast, and online outlets; including critics, interviewers, reviewers, bloggers, and photographers. The winners will be announced in a ceremony on March 9th, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
STATEMENT FROM CREATOR KIT WILLIAMSON
“I think it’s amazing that the International Press Academy has added a category recognizing web series this year. It’s a huge step forward for digital content creators and I’m honored to be a part of the inaugural class of digital nominees. EastSiders started out as a labor of love– I just wanted to make a show I’d want to watch, with gay characters I could relate to– and when I put the first episode on youtube last December I never expected the show to attract the attention of Logo, much less to be recognized by the International Press Academy. It’s especially exciting to be nominated alongside such an amazing lineup of shows.”
IPA President Mirjana Van Blaricom released a statement about the new eligibility guidelines, stating “with the inclusion of original internet content, the IPA aspires to continually recognize all artistic achievement, whose aim is to entertain, enrich and enlighten, regardless of its chosen platform.”