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For over 35 years, the Telly Awards have been recognising the best in film, television and video production. In June, the latest contenders–over 13,000 entries–were evaluated by over 500 industry professionals.

Among the winners was ShoulderHill. The production company received a Silver award, the highest achievement available, for best documentary for the Climate Reality Project’s 24 Hours of Reality & Live Earth, A 2-Hour Special Presentation: The World is Watching.  A mix of solution-based documentaries and musical performances from the likes of Elton, Neil Young, Florence and the Machine, Duran Duran and Bon Jovi, the broadcast was seen in more than 70 countries. Also winning a Bronze award for Social Responsibility, the special presentation was directed by Steven Addair of ShoulderHill Entertainment who also served as Executive Producer along with partners Peter M. Green and Danielle Addair.
ShoulderHill also garnered a Silver award for best Promo piece as well as four Bronze trophies for Informational Programming, Cause Marketing and Social Responsibility for the live broadcast of 24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth: The World Is Watching. 
The live global broadcast from Paris for 24 hours of Reality and Live Earth was suspended due to the terrorist attacks after only 6 hours on Nov. 13th.
But ”the ‘pre recorded’ segment that Live Earth provided of Elton John’s performance did indeed air on that stream/broadcast,” ShoulderHill President Danielle Addair assures EJW. ”In fact, every bit of pre-recorded musical material and docs we had ran at the end as we were scrambling to get Al Gore {Chairman of the Climate Reality Project} to the stage to announce suspension of the show due to the events.

”That next week we also shot Al Gore talking about all the countries and sent out a 2 hour version of the show (I think it was December 2nd) again with some of the pre produced documentaries and many of the Live Earth performances included to many of the distribution outlets abroad who did not get content.”