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CCNY created “Nueva York” scoops double Emmys

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City College film professor Jerry Carlson (second from right) with CCNY-educated producers of “Nueva York”: (from left) Alex Lora, Sara Foudy and Carmen Vidal, at the NY Emmy awards.

Averaging an award every season since its premier, “Nueva York,” CUNY TV’s Spanish-language cultural series created by City College film Professor Jerry Carlson, won two New York Emmy Awards at the 61st Annual Awards Ceremony at the Marriot Marquis. This brings to 14 the number of Emmys garnered by the show, now in its 14th season.

The series’ senior producer, Carlson and his team, mostly graduates of CCNY’s MFA Film Program, received four nominations this year. The two winners were an Emmy in the environmental affairs category and for coverage of politics/government. The Emmys are presented by members of the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

“For more than a decade “Nueva York” has dedicated itself to the transnational role that our city plays in the Spanish world -- from dishwashers to Nobel Prize winners with equal respect and curiosity,” said Carlson.

The show, which premiered in 2005, explores the rich textures of Latino society in the city, focusing on politics, art, culture, and the traditions of Spanish-speaking populations across the metropolitan area.

“Nueva York” has no peer, according to its creator. “It is the only magazine television series shot in Spanish that addresses the artistic, cultural, and social concerns of the one third of all New Yorkers who speak Spanish in their homes. We celebrate our city as one of the capitals of the Hispanic world in all of its aspects.”

Carlson, who chairs City College’s media and communication arts department and is a specialist in Latin American cinema, said the continued honors for “Nueva York” reflect two facts: “the richness of Latino life in La Gran Manzana (The Big Apple) as a subject and the talent with which the production team has been able to capture that cultural energy.”

Click here to watch an episode of “Nueva York.”

The show’s segment producers include CCNY MFA alumni:

  • Gisela Alcantara
  • Sarah Foudy
  • Alex Lora
  • Wilson Reyes
  • Mario Rosales
  • Carmen Vidal

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. Today The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks CCNY #2 among public colleges with the greatest success in ensuring the social mobility of our student body; at the same time the Center for world University Rankings places it in the top 1.2% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight professional schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself.  View CCNY Media Kit.


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