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V.I. Media Group Nabs Five National Awards

Local production company Lambert Media Team, LLC, brought home five national Telly Awards recently for their documentary “Gangs in Paradise” and the TV public service ad “Stop the Violence.”

The 32nd annual Telly Awards honored the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and work created for the Web. Its counsel, judging and oversight body presented LMT with four National Telly Awards for TV Social Responsibility, TV Copy Writing, TV Education and TV Documentary for Project Safe Neighborhood’s “Gangs in Paradise.” The fifth National Telly was awarded for “Stop the Violence,” which was produced in corporation with United for Solutions, a 501-c3 nonprofit.

According to the National Telly Awards Executive Director Linda Day, “The Telly Awards receives over 13,000 entries annually from ad agencies, production companies, TV stations, cable companies, inter-active agencies and corporations.”

“To be recognized by some of the top broadcasting industry professionals for this type of Public Service work, is indeed an honor,” said Lou Lambert, president of LMT. “To be recognized in five categories is an outstanding achievement and testament to our entire staff, including supporting members of Project Safe Neighborhoods, VI, The Virgin Islands Anti-Gang Committee, ARRA, LEPC and STT/STJ School Safety Manager for Department of Education, Lavelle Campbell.”

The 70-minute “Gangs in Paradise” was produced for the second annual Anti-Gang Committee in May 2010 and was publicly aired on public television WTJX Channel 13, TV 2, WSVI Channel 8 and all government access channels on St. Thomas and St. Croix. “Stop the Violence” aired in the U.S.V.I. and Puerto Rico during the Super Bowl in February. It featured Eddie Hawkins, a 44-year-old former gang member who came to the territory to speak to 11 schools in January on the false perceptions of street gang membership.

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