NYF TV & Film Award Advisory Board Grows By Two


New York Festivals TV & Film Awards has added the Managing Director of Al Jazeera English Channel and Executive Producer for Choi Boy Productions to its advisory board and Grand Jury.

With Giles Trendle and Sammy Choi, respectively, NYF’s Advisory Board gains the perspectives of two additional broadcasters, “lending a not only a global diversity but also a hands-on knowledge of the multiple formats and platforms that are engaging audiences around the world,” said Rose Anderson, VP/Executive Director. “As award-winning industry leaders, they understand the elements that go into creating compelling award-winning nonfiction content.”

At the 2018 NYF TV & Film Awards, Al Jazeera English earned Broadcaster of the Year Award for the second consecutive year, in addition to Gold, Silver and Bronze awards for their investigative reporting and documentaries.

As Managing Director of Al Jazeera English Channel, Trendle oversees an editorial staff of more 400 people.

Choi brings decades of sports and entertainment production expertise to the Advisory Board, starting his career in entertainment by being featured on the jumbotron at Madison Square Garden during a New York Rangers game.  A curious Choi randomly went up to a camera director after that fan shot and was able to secure an interview with a top Garden executive. From that chance encounter, he went on to become the Game Director for the Rangers overseeing all the arena entertainment.  Notably, he produced Wayne Gretzky’s last game and retirement ceremony.

In 2000, Sammy became the NHL Director of Events and Entertainment and produced all their events including: NHL All-Star Game, Stanley Cup Finals, NHL Entry Draft, and NHL International Games.  Later in 2005, Sammy transitioned over to the NFL into the role of Executive Producer and Director of NFL Events. For over a decade, he produced the entertainment and pageantry at all NFL events including the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, NFL International Series, NFL Draft, and NFL Kickoff.

He was most recently at Vevo, as the Senior Director of Music and Talent—responsible for booking and producing original content with such recording acts as The Weeknd, SZA, Future, Kendrick Lamar, Luke Bryan, Depeche Mode, Khalid, Def Leppard, French Montana, Halsey, Little Big Town, and DJ Khaled.

The deadline to enter the 2019 Television & Film Awards competition is October 15, 2018. Entry details and competition rules and regulations can be found on the NYF Television & Film Awards website www.newyorkfestivals.com/tvfilm/. To view the complete list of categories, please click: Here

All Entries in the 2019 competition will be judged online and screened by New York Festivals Television & Film Awards Grand Jury of 200 plus producers, directors, writers, and other creative media professionals from around the globe. Nominated Finalists are judged by a selected panel at the United Nations for the UNDPI Awards. Award-winning entries will be showcased on the NYF Television & Film Awards website. To View the 2018 TV & Film Awards winning entries please visit: https://www.newyorkfestivals.com/winners/2018/ and to see the gala recap visit: https://vimeo.com/281315812.