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Telly Award for Recruitment Video

Independent Media Productions Picks up a Telly Award for Gary Job Corps Recruitment Video

Austin, TX -- Independent Media Productions, an Austin, Texas based video production company, has been awarded a Telly Award. The Telly Awards honor outstanding local, regional and cable television commercials and programs and the finest video and film production. The winning project was a recruitment video, produced for client Gary Job Corps Center. Located in San Marcos, TX, Gary Job Corps is the largest, most extensive Job Corps Center in the U.S., training disadvantaged youth in over two dozen vocational specialties, including business computers, auto diagnostics, health care, culinary arts, heating and air conditioning, welding, machinist, and construction trades.

The video program featured interviews with present and past students of the Gary Job Corps Center. The multi-day shoot captured all aspects of campus life and footage from many of the vocational programs, showing students learning skills in a hands-on environment. The final DVD is used by recruiters to show potential students the opportunities and realities of participating in the Gary Job Corps program. 

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions. Winners and Finalists represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world. With a 26 year history of recognizing creative excellence, the Telly Awards is a widely known and highly respected international competition.

“The staff and students of Gary Job Corps were an inspiration and we were proud to collaborate with them,” said Steve Corder, principal of Independent Media Productions. “We enjoyed helping them bring their vision to life, and giving them a tool to recruit new students to their outstanding program.”

Chairman of the judging panel, Richard Friley, the Emmy and Telly Award winning President of Friley Productions noted, "The incredible quality and diversity of entries in this year's competition was extraordinary. I know I speak for all of the judges when I say that I am proud to be associated with such a robust and vibrant creative community. It is a true accomplishment for all of the Winners and Finalists to be recognized from such an outstanding pool of entries."

Located in Austin, Texas, Independent Media Productions, Inc., has been producing creative, cost effective Austin video productions for local, nationwide and worldwide clients for over 20 years. From high-tech startups to hardware giants, non-profits to world-class universities, industrial plants to Fortune 500 companies, Independent Media tailors every production to fit the needs of the client. Independent Media provides full-service non-profit, broadcast and corporate video production, including multi-camera location videography, digital video editing, post production, scriptwriting, motion graphics, multimedia and DVD authoring. Contact us at 512-388-9404 or visit us on the web at

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