My DVD Wins a 2007 Telly Award - Christine Kane


My DVD, Live at the Diana Wortham Theatre won a 2007 Telly Award for Entertainment Production. Some of you may be thinking, “Huh? What’s that?” (Don’t worry – I didn’t know either.) Telly Awards were explained to me this way by someone in the film industry: “It’s like an Emmy Award. Only it’s for local and independent productions. It’s really quite prestigious.”

And so it is.

The truth is that Kim Ryan White and her company, Viewfinders Inc, are responsible for the award. (Let’s be honest. I just showed up and played.) Kim is one of those brilliant women who makes me tilt my head, RCA Victor dog like, and think, “Can she really be that cool and together and business savvy?” I’m telling you, the woman rocks. She masterminded the whole production and editing and every other last detail. (Then she lured me into the editing suite and tempted me with slick and beautiful effects. She’d show me clips of rendered effects until I was glazed over with desire. THEN she’d tell me how much extra they cost. The editing suite is an opium den.)

The Telly Awards website says this:

The Telly Awards honor the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions. Since 1978, our mission has been to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity. The 27th annual Telly Awards received over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents.

To view my official press release, click here.

To get your very own copy before they all run out, click here!

Also, in the spirit of promoting other blogs out there, I compiled a list of other TAWWAB. (Telly Award Winners Who Also Blog.)

Massive Productions

Galvin Collins

Andrew and Brenda

Championship Productions





  • Tim Draayer

    Christine – Congrats, you definitely deserve this. Your music and your words here continue to inspire people. Keep up the fantastic work.

  • Jack White

    Christine –
    We were there and pre-ordered the DVD. I thought it would be “an archive” (big deal). When it finally arrived, we were blown away. I felt (since we were in the “nose bleed” seats the night of the concert) that I had finally seen it for the first time (again). As much as we loved it that night, the DVD just compounded it! Congratulations on all you do in this world! You are amazing, girl!
    Jack, Mary Mac and Dunc’

  • Kim Ryan White

    Hey Christine,
    Someday will actually be up and running, featuring all of our award winning productions! Thrilled and honored to be a part of yours – You gave us the everything a production company needs to create something very unique and special – The Talent, The Content and The $$$$ to RENDER, RENDER, RENDER! Let’s do it again – Qdoba black bean burritos on ME! Congrats from VF!

  • MK

    woo-hoo! Congrats to you. Does this mean that people can now introduce you this way –

    Ladies and gentleman, the telly award winner, Christine Kane!

    That’s way cool. xo

  • Kathy

    Bravo all around!! The DVD is truly fabulous and I’m so glad to hear it’s been recognized formally as such by an independent group….not that we, your devoted fans, are biased or anything! 🙂

  • JoyGardner

    Congratulations Christine! Keep your eyes on the horizon and your nose into the wind!

  • Susan Helene Gottfried

    Way cool, Christine! May this be the start of great things.

  • Michelle

    Congratulations!!! The DVD is phenomenal – a nice way to have you in our own living rooms! Enjoy the success and the openings this may bring!

  • Petra

    Congratulations, Christine! And I actually DO know what a Silver Telly is (I know a guy who won one for a DVD on the First Amendment). This is quite an honor and yes, it really IS a big deal! No need to shortchange yourself there–you and Kim should stand tall and proud.

  • Tammy Vitale

    Well showing up and playing is, after all, most of the whole thing. You can be the best effects (or sound or whatever) person in the world, and while you can make it better, you can’t make it great. That’s up to the musician (and the songwriter and since you’re both, well I guess you get double kudos). Congrats! Here’s to many more! (and lookie – I actually made it onto your blog! by way of my google notice on your name)

  • Elaine

    Congratulations Christine!! Well done gal!! Here’s to many more to come! Thanks for being ‘you’ and for sharing your love and wisdom… (p.s…the dog bakery story still makes me giggle!!!!)

  • dezann

    Wow! though it does not surprise me one bit! Congratulations!
    And i agree with Caren– you were so you (going by your blogs…your creativity and spirit shine…) and i know…there are more accolades on the way..

  • Caren

    Christine! Congratulations! Annnnddd… you didn’t just show up and play. You showed up *as yourself*, you added an interview that goes into your thoughts about creativity, etc. – you were YOU! And no one else could have done that.

  • Christine Kane

    It’s fixed! the cart should work now!

  • Christine Kane

    hi jeanne – thanks for pointing this out. webguy was working on the cart over the weekend, and something must have been left undone. it will be fixed soon! i’ll let you know!

  • Jeanne

    Hey, Christine – HUGE congratulations! I’ve been meaning to get that DVD and now I know I need to get one soon. But the shopping cart works fine and the checkout doesn’t work at all – so after an hour of trying different browsers, I’m using this as the only way I can see to get in touch with you and say – “HELP” I want to by your DVD!!!!

  • Kay

    Cheers for you!! I foresee many many awards of different kinds for you on your journey of following your own path…. and your caring and sharing of it all with others!!!

  • sheista

    Good for you! Congrats to you, Kim & co.

  • Christine Kane

    thanks everyone! (and phil – kim doesn’t have a website. she’s so busy — that she hasn’t yet found the need for one!)

  • Deb

    Two thumbs up!

  • Phil Gerbyshak

    Way to go Christine.

    Just curious…Where’s the link love for your producer/editor Kim? Might be nice in case someone wants to hire her to do their own Telly award winning production 🙂

  • NancyCz

    whoo hoo! congrats!

  • Susanne

    Congratulations. (And don’t underestimate the “show up and play”-part.)

  • AuthorMomWithDogs

    A big congrats!! I’m sure this will be the first of many.

  • Mags

    Fantastic news – congratulations!

  • Hagit

    Great news! Congratulations!

  • Rick Cockrum

    This is way cool, Christine! Congratulations!