Producer Christine Amerman Wins National PBS Award
Producer Christine Amerman has brought national attention to Arabian horses with her documentary. On Friday, January 26, 2007, the PBS’ National Educational Television Association (NETA) announced that “Life with Passion: Raising Egyptian Arabian Horses” was chosen to receive its 2007 Best Biography Documentary Award. Watch the documentary here.
“Life with Passion” is a beautifully told story intertwining the rich heritage of Egyptian Arabian horses with the lives of the two women who raise them on world-famous farm Arabians LTD., in Waco, Texas. Amerman directed and produced the 30-minute documentary for air on Central Texas PBS affiliate KWBU while she was a Master’s student at Baylor University. Since its broadcast, it has garnered much attention, including winning a Telly last fall in the highly competitive documentary category. The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions.
Recently Amerman has found a way to meld her love for storytelling and horses into her work as a freelance producer for Lexington-based multimedia firm Apparel Studios. “The recognition by NETA is one of the most significant awards “Life with Passion” could receive,” Parmer stated. “It’s an extremely well-told story that has captured peoples’ emotions.”
Arabians LTD. owner Judy Sirbasku noted, “Christine’s respect for her subject is admirable. I rarely allow interviews as so rarely does the article reflect my true expressions, but Christine has great intuition.” General Manager, Shawn Crews agrees. “There are few words to describe how the production “Life with Passion” affected me,” she said. “Christine captured on film the emotion that every horse person has but cannot adequately describe to others.” “The passion these women have for these noble creatures is palpable,” executive producer for KWBU Joani Livingston says. “An amazing visceral connection occurs with a well told story and gorgeous photography. Christine squarely hit the mark.”
“Life with Passion” is being distributed nationwide. Press kits available upon request. More information on NETA is available at www.netaonline.org/whatis.htm
jparm1 January 29, 2007 Our Staff