Heritage Montgomery Producer Receives Emmy for Life in a War Zone: Montgomery County during the Civil War

Heritage Montgomery has announced that Barbara Grunbaum, producer of their recent documentary Life in a War Zone: Montgomery County during the Civil War, has received an Emmy for her work on the film. Heritage Montgomery is the executive producer of the project which earned the award in the Historical Documentary category.

The one-hour documentary was produced in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. It tells the story of Montgomery County in the 1860s and the significant impact the war had on the County and its residents for the duration of the conflict and beyond. The film uses historic and contemporary images, creative photography, first-person accounts and a stirring soundtrack to tell the story of the war years in Montgomery County.

Heritage Montgomery also acknowledge the excellent work done by other key members of the production team, including Joseph Thompson (Director of Photography), Francine Wyron (Editor & Graphic Designer), Charlie Pilzer (Sound Editor), Greg Lewis (Host), and Washington Revels (musical score design & production).

Executive Director Peggy Erickson said, “Heritage Montgomery produced this film on a shoe string budget with an incredible amount of community support.  It truly took a village to turn out this fine product, and we want to thank everyone connected with the project.” 

The Emmy was awarded by the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Life in a War Zone... was made possible with the support of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, the National Park Service Preserve America Program, Montgomery County Government, Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Montgomery College Television, City of Rockville, William Ritchie and the Delaplaine Foundation.

Life in a War Zone can be viewed online on the Heritage Montgomery website.   The DVD version is available on the Gift Shop page.

County Receives 19 Achievement Awards from National Association of Counties

“These awards honor the dedication of all of our employees who work so hard to serve the residents of Montgomery County.”  County Executive Ike Leggett.

The following departments and programs received awards:

  • Corrections and Rehabilitation – Workplace Digital Skill Training Program;
  • Community Engagement Cluster – Montgomery County Community Service Week 2011;
  • Community Use of Public Facilities – Community Use of Public Facilities-ICBweb Portal;
  • Consumer Protection – Volunteer Depot Database;
  • Environmental Protection – Arcola Avenue Green Street Project;;
  • Emergency Services and Homeland Security – Continuity of Operations (COOP) Automation Program;
  • General Services – The Procurement Centralized Workflow Dashboard Portal, AKA: Your Online Database Application (YODA);
  • Health and Human Services – Safe Transitions-Managing Hospital Discharge for County Residents Who Are Homeless;
  • Liquor Control – Alcohol Over Service Project; ICatalog Web Application;
  • Police – Drug Market Intervention; Police Adventure Camp;
  • Recreation – Miracle League of Montgomery County; Montgomery County Excel Beyond the Bell;
  • Silver Spring Regional Services Center – The Silver Spring Community Service Weekend Program;
  • Technology Services – Making Bicycling Easier in a Digital Way; Election Management System; and
  • Transportation – Navigation Guided Plowing Project.
POSTED AT: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 | 1:00:00 AM |
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