Zacuto USA

October 03, 2011 14:22 ET

Zacuto Receives Four 2011 Emmy Nominations

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2011) - The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has recognized Zacuto Films with four Emmy Nominations for 2011. Zacuto's newest series, bts: Hit the Ground Running is nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Programs, while FilmFellas: Commitment to the Craft is up for Outstanding Achievement for Interview/Discussion Programming and The Great Camera Shootout 2011: The Tipping Point is nominated for Outstanding Achievement for Informational/Instructional Programming. Zacuto Editor, Karen Abad, also received a nomination for Outstanding Crafts for her editing work on The Great Camera Shootout 2011: The Tipping Point.

"Congrats to everyone involved and there were many," says Zacuto web series Producer and Director of Photography, Jens Bogehegn.

"I know it's cliché, but it's still just a great honor to be nominated and recognized by my peers and as well as The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences," says Zacuto web series Director, Steve Weiss. "I believe and have always believed in the collaborate effort in filmmaking and I must thank all of the folks behind the camera and in our on camera screenings who helped us achieve our vision."

The fact that more web based shows are being nominated for Emmy awards is a great testament to the fact that web based programming is really starting to earn the respect it deserves. Last year FilmFellas and The Great Camera Shootout 2010 were the only web based programs included in the nominations. Zacuto Films is proud to be a pioneer for Internet based programming competing in television categories, but this year Zacuto Films is up against a variety of web based programming, as well as major television and cable programs.

"What's really amazing to me is that we are living through this convergence of TV and the internet. This is evidence that we are starting to compete with broadcast successfully," says Bogehegn. "These are truly very interesting times."

Zacuto, located in Chicago, Illinois, is known for their "Made in the USA" brand of high quality, originally designed camera accessories. Their camera rental house division builds custom camera packages and delivers nationwide. Zacuto Films produces original programming and just recently won a 2010 Emmy Award (Regional Chapter) for one of their webisodic programs: The Great Camera Shootout 2010. For more information, visit or follow @Zacuto on Twitter. 312-863-3456