Hollywood has nothing on Rye.
(PHOTO: The Margies, 7:30pm Tonight.)
Tonight the flash bulbs (do they still have flash bulbs?) will be popping at the Rye Free Reading Room for the Rye TV Margie Awards, recognizing the very best in Rye public access TV. And before you Hollywood types snicker and sneer, we have some serious talent right here in our city of 15,000 (I was a judge and witnessed the excellent work with my own eyes).
Named for long time Rye TV producer and Cable Committee member, Marge Bancel, the Margies will be awarded in five categories: Best Short Film; Best Informational Program; Best Documentary Film; Best Music Program and Best New Show.
Mary Ellen Doren and Steve Fairchild will serve as Co-Masters of Ceremony. The event starts at 7:30pm tonight (Wednesday, October 27, 2010). There will be a reception with light refreshments until 8 PM and then Rye Cable and Communications Committee as Chair Doug Carey will give the official welcome and then hand it off to Doren and Fairchild.
The 2010 Nominees are…
Rye Middle School
Good luck to all!