NewsFilm Professor’s Award-Winning TV Show is Rebroadcast
Marlboro, VT--“Windy Acres,” an Emmy Award–winning television series directed by Jay Craven, professor of film/video at Marlboro College, will be rebroadcast on Vermont Public Television starting Thursday, August 18 at 10 p.m. The show will air on six consecutive Thursday nights, with episodes 6 and 7 to air on September 22. Future broadcasts are in the works for PBS stations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Denver, and Grand Rapids, Michigan.
This spring, the show won Emmys for outstanding achievement in entertainment programming and in music composition. The show was also nominated for writing and directing.
“Windy Acres,” starring Rusty Dewees was filmed in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom last summer and aired on Vermont Public Television. Ten Marlboro students and recent graduates worked as the film crew and production team for the series.
Craven, co-founder of Kingdom County Productions in Barnet, Vermont, has directed three films: Where the Rivers Flow North, A Stranger in the Kingdom and The Year That Trembled. He is in the final stages of editing Disappearances, his new film starring Kris Kristofferson, which is scheduled for a 2006 release. "Windy Acres" is Craven's first television series. He has left the possibility open for a second season of the show.
For more information, contact Elena Sharnoff, Marlboro College Public Affairs Officer, at (802) 251-7644.