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New England Legends Television Series Wins 2020 Communicator Award


New England Legends is a 2020 winner of a Communicator Award.

New England Legends is a 2020 winner of a Communicator Award.

“Legendary Road Trip” adds to its Telly Award with another win.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – June 9, 2020 – Selected from more than 6,000 entries, the “Legendary Road Trip” episode of the New England Legends television series has accepted its first Communicator Award. Judged by members of the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, the award recognizes big ideas and excellence in communication.

“Legendary Road Trip” first aired on PBS affiliate WGBY in Springfield, Massachusetts, on October 31, 2019, and has since gone on to air on other PBS stations as well as the Amazon Prime video streaming service. The episode earned the 2020 Communicator Award of Distinction in the category of Film/Video/Television.

“Winning a Communicator Award this year further validates all of the hard work and effort we put in to making each episode special,” said New England Legends director and Executive Producer Tony Dunne.

“We’re committed to telling the stories that make New England weird and wonderful,” added New England Legends host, writer, and Executive Producer, Jeff Belanger. “To earn the recognition of the visionary leaders in our industry feels great. It’s a win for independent producers like us.”

New England Legends is created and produced by Jeff Belanger and Tony Dunne. The program debuted in 2013 and has since grown into an on-going series. The television series has earned an Aurora Award, Telly Award, two Emmy nominations, and now a Communicator Award.

About the Communicator Awards:
The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications. Founded nearly three decades ago, The Communicator Awards receives over 6,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world.

The Communicator Awards is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts, an invitation-only group consisting of top-tier professionals from acclaimed media, communications, advertising, creative, and marketing firms. AIVA members include executives from organizations such as Airtype Studio, Big Spaceship, Conde Nast, Coach, Disney, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Estee Lauder, Fry Hammond Barr, Lockheed Martin, MTV Networks, Pitney Bowes, rabble+rouser, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Time, Inc, Victoria’s Secret, Wired, and Yahoo!

About New England Legends:
In 2013, New England Legends began as an independent television series created and produced by Jeff Belanger and Tony Dunne. Since then, it’s grown into a Web site, weekly podcast, active Facebook community of legend hunters, and movement to chronicle every legend in New England one story at a time. Visit the Web site at: ournewenglandlegends.com.

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