2020 College Television Awards Nominees

Congratulations to the Television Academy Foundation’s 40th College Television Awards Nominees!

Three student-produced projects were nominated in eight categories: drama, comedy, animation, nonfiction, promotional, news, sports, and variety.

The nominees for the 40th College Television Awards, representing 18 colleges and universities, are listed below:

Animation Series:

Don't Croak (Ringling College of Art + Design)
Daun Kim, Producer/Director/Writer

Papito (School of Visual Arts)
Sarika Persaud, Producer/Director/Writer
Kenny Rosen, Producer/Director/Writer

why z? (School of Visual Arts)
Asher Horowitz, Producer/Director/Writer

Comedy Series:

Balk (Columbia University)
Ben Gottlieb, Writer
Jennifer Kaiser, Producer
Mary McCune, Producer
Gabriel Wilson, Director/Writer

Snowball (Chapman University)
Amber Okeh, Writer
Paul Rivet, Director
Brittany Roker, Producer

They Won't Last (American Film Institute)
Richard Bailey, Producer
Brandon Gale, Writer
Portlynn Tagavi, Director/Writer

Commercial, PSA or Promo:

Crocs – Rock Them Crocs (Brigham Young University)
Michael Hanks, Director/Writer
Peter Molnar, Producer
Derrick Trotman, Director

Miguel – Reebok (Brigham Young University)
Jake Knudsen, Writer
Paul Monk, Writer
Pablo Perez, Producer
Bentley Rawle, Director

No Shame (Savannah College of Art and Design)
Alice Aguiar, Writer/Director
Shayain Lakhani, Producer
Victoria Williams, Producer/Writer

Drama Series:

Balloon (American Film Institute)
Christina Cha, Producer
Jeremy Merrifield, Director/Writer
Dave Testa, Writer

Under Darkness (University of Southern California)
Nick Benjamin, Producer
Michael Orion Downing, Producer
Caroline Friend, Producer/Director/Writer
Merissa Jane Lee, Producer

Welcome Back (University of Southern California)
Roy Arwas, Producer
Tiffany Kontoyiannis, Producer/Director/Writer
Karly Perez-Arevalo, Producer


Al Día: A Border Emergency (California State University - Fullerton)
Viviana Borroel, Producer/Writer
Jessica Cardenas, Producer/Writer
Xochilt Lagunas, Producer/Writer
Rita La Vau, Producer/Writer
Maricela Perez, Producer/Writer
Tania Thorne, Producer/Writer
Dominic Torres, Producer/Director/Writer
Regina Yurrita, Producer/Writer

Centre County Report in Puerto Rico (Pennsylvania State University)
Maddie Biertempfel, Writer
Danielle Dindak, Writer
Ally Lutter, Writer
Caroline Pimentel Santana, Writer
Tom Shively, Producer/Director

UMTV's NewsVision: MSD Massacre One Year Later (University of Miami)
Madison Brown, Writer
Rebekah Chung, Producer
Ben Ezzy, Director
Tommy Fletcher, Producer
Erika Orstad, Writer
Breana Ross, Writer
Justin Stevens, Producer
Jenna Weiss, Producer

Nonfiction or Reality Series:

Bags to Butterflies (Michigan State University)
Olivia Hoover, Producer
Kendall Westfield, Director/Writer

Dirty Business (University of California - Berkeley)
Yutao Chen, Producer/Director/Writer
Francesca Fenzi, Producer/Writer

One Nation Under Guns (Ithaca College)
William Adams, Writer
Olivia Forker, Producer/Writer
Josh Jacobius, Producer
McKinleigh Lair, Producer/Director
Meghan Mazzella, Writer
Danielle Schear, Producer/Writer


Husky Mag Top 50 (Saint Cloud State University)
Sam Goetzinger, Writer
Parker Kayser, Producer
Greg Spaeth, Director

SportsDesk (University of Miami)
Madison Brown, Writer
Valerie Ferrante, Producer
Amanda Fuentes, Producer
Luis Gonzalez, Producer
David Perez, Writer
Justin Stevens, Director

Sports Xtra (University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill)
Adrian Walker, Producer/Director/Writer

The 38th Annual EVVY Awards (Emerson College)
Hayley Broderick, Director
Emma Giulianti, Producer
Madeleine Hoffman, Producer
Brennen Kellner, Writer
Grace Leuper, Producer
Kassiani Mamalakis, Producer
Samantha Yates, Writer

CUSS*: the Columbia University (Low Budget) Sketch Show (Columbia University)
Marco Balestri, Producer
Xander Browne, Director/Writer
Dallas Koelling, Producer
Amy Muller, Producer
Joey Rupcich, Writer
Maya Sibul, Director
Zoe Sottile, Producer

Thursday Nite Live (Hofstra University)
Robin Deering, Producer
Ben Fletcher, Director
Caroline Lea, Producer
Brittany McGowan, Producer
Sean McNally, Producer
Seann Morgan, Writer
Michael O'Rourke, Producer
Sydney Pastor Poe, Writer
Joe Reiter, Producer

Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Scholarship Winner:

Fort Irwin (American Film Institute)
Quinn Else, Director/Writer
Marc Tarczali, Producer


updated 12.18.19


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