Thu, July 2, 2009
U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (AHEC) Employee Wins Prestigious Telly Award

 

U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (AHEC) Employee Wins Prestigious Telly Award
 
Carlisle Barracks, June 5, 2009 –
 
AHEC‘s Audio Visual Curator, John Kurash was recently awarded a prestigious Bronze Telly Award for excellence in Film and Video Production. He was awarded the Bronze Telly for his work on “Lubitish’s Lens”; a documentary film that defines the Battle of the Western Front through the lens of Sergeant Aron Cy Lubitsh, U.S. Army Combat Cameraman.
 
Kurash describes the film as “the story of the Battle of the Western Front of WWII from the invasion of Normandy through the end of the war. The storyline weaves the biographical journey of Sergeant Lubitsh through the battles of Western Europe. This film offers a unique perspective of not only Sergeant Lubitsh, but also the children of Europe whose lives were forever changed by war.”
 
When asked about his work on the project, Kurash turned the attention strait to his team members. “Lubitish’s Lens is the culmination of hard work from a group of very dedicated individuals. Working together as a team, we were able to make a very well received documentary. Winning a Telly Award is an honor that we do not look upon lightly, said Kurash.”
 
The Telly Awards is an annual contest designed to “honor the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and work created for the web.”
 
Established in 1978, the Telly Awards have grown to recognize over 200 categories and received over “14,000 entries from all 50 U.S. States and 5 continents.” Bronze Winners both receive special statuettes” designed by the same firm that makes the Oscar and Emmy.”
 
For more information about the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center please visit www.usahec.org