Tampa, FL (March 30, 2015) – Winners of the 35th Annual Telly Awards have been announced and Schifino Lee has been awarded two national Telly Awards. The Bronze Telly’s were presented for local TV commercials produced for Westshore Pizza and Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo’s ZooBoo event. With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.
The :30 TV commercial produced for regional pizza chain Westshore Pizza was shot locally at locations throughout Tampa Bay. The settings featured in the spot include a beach bonfire on St. Pete Beach, a little league game held at Tampa Bay Little League, a front-porch party at a Bayshore Blvd bungalow and of course pizza imagery shot at Westshore Pizza. This is the second Telly Award that Schifino Lee has received for work completed on Westshore Pizza.
To scare up ticket sales for ZooBoo, the annual Halloween event at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, Schifino Lee created a frightening new TV commercial featuring a Jack the Ripper-type character from ZooBoo’s most recent haunt, London Frightmare. The spot is set in 1800’s London.
The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.
A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council, judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents. The Silver Council evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work – entries do not compete against each other – rather entries are judged against a high standard of merit. Less than 10% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Silver Telly, the highest honor. Approximately 25% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Bronze Telly.
“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. “Schifino Lee’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”
To find out more about the Telly Awards visit www.tellyawards.com.
About Schifino Lee:
Schifino Lee is a national branding agency with a proven track record for building brands through integrated communications in digital, traditional, experiential and social media. Schifino Lee clients include Westshore Pizza, WellCare Health Plans, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, Gerdau, M.E. Wilson, Vigo Importing/Alessi, and The Bank of Tampa. Information is available at www.schifinolee.com.