25th Gala for NewTV

On May 11th, NewTV celebrates its 25th anniversary by bringing NewTV alumni and members, TV/film/video industry professionals and the Newton business and political community together. This gala celebration and Red Carpet Awards ceremony occurs every five years and was developed to honor the work of the community producers. Proceeds from the event will benefit the community media center’s renowned internship and scholarship programs, which enable qualified students to pursue successful careers in television production, film, and broadcast journalism.


The event will be held at Brae Burn Country Club, 326 Fuller Street in Newton, Mass. on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 6-9:30 p.m., and will feature dinner, award presentations, and an inspirational keynote address by WCVB-TV co-anchor Phil Lipof.

The NewTV 25th Anniversary Gala and Red Carpet Awards is an opportunity to meet award-winning journalists, producers and filmmakers and to learn more about NewTV’s growth since the organization’s humble beginnings. The evening will showcase video award winners from the NewTV community.

According to NewTV Executive Director Bob Kelly, “I’m incredibly proud of this organization and of my top-notch team. There is a NewTV legacy to protect and preserve, and this gala showcases our talent and growth from a basement studio to a state-of-the-art 8,000 square foot facility cable casting on HD channels with local, regional and national penetration. It is a pleasure and a privilege for NewTV to serve the community through news, training, live event coverage and nationally recognized, Emmy® Award-winning original programming.”

The gala also marks the positive impact of NewTV on individuals and the community at large. According to B.J. Krintzman, a long-time NewTV member, “I cherish my involvement with NewTV. Over the years, I’ve hosted informative programs, met movers and shakers, and mentored volunteers and interns.” Michael Busilovsky, a member since 1996, credits his participation in major film and video festivals to his training at NewTV.

To purchase tickets, visit newtv.org/25 or email bobk@newtv.org for sponsorship or program advertising opportunities. Tickets are $65 each, $475 for a table of eight.

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