“Ray Charles’ America” wins prestigious World Gold Medal Award for Best Biography TV program and coveted Grand Trophy award at New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards
The 55th New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards™, announced this year’s winning entries at the 2012 awards ceremony Tuesday, April 17th at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas. Tremolo Productions for BIO, The Biography Channel, USA was honored with the World Gold Medal Award for Ray Charles’ America in the Biography/Profiles category as well as the coveted Grand Trophy award, awarded to only three of over 500 finalists from forty three countries around the globe.
“We’re honored to win this award on behalf of Ray Charles’ America” said Writer and Producer Morgan Neville, “Documentaries like Ray Charles’ America remind us why, as filmmakers, we’re sometimes blessed with great stories, great music, great soul. Ray had them all. We just had to chase it.”
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Ray Charles’ America is an acclaimed documentary film chronicling the life and times of Ray Charles, singer, composer, and bandleader credited with the early development of soul music. It premiered on BIO, The Biography Channel Tuesday, October 12, 2010 to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Ray Charles’ birth. The two hour film features rare footage, recordings, photos and interviews with Clint Eastwood, Bill Cosby, Ben Harper, Willie Nelson, and more. It can be seen on the BIO Channel. Future air dates are to be announced.