Grew Up In Newtown-Producer-Director Karyl EvansReceives Emmy Nomination

Published: April 18, 2003 at 12:00 am


Grew Up In Newtown—

Producer-Director Karyl Evans

Receives Emmy Nomination

HARTFORD — Producer-director Karyl K. Evans, a resident of New Haven and a former resident of Newtown, has received an Emmy nomination from the Boston/New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The 26th Boston/New England Emmy Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 4, in Boston. The regional Emmy entries were judged by peer judges in other chapters of NATAS.

Ms Evans received her Emmy nomination in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Directing Post-Production for a composite of her work. The composite includes a piece produced for CPTV’s Connecticut Journal titled “Connecticut Amateur Boxing” and segments from the two-part documentary, Connecticut and Its Cities, which premiered on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) last year.

Ms Evans produced and directed Connecticut and Its Cities, which was co-produced by CPTV and the Connecticut Humanities Council as part of The Connecticut Experience series. Part One, “Connecticut and Its Cities: Three Centuries of Change,” provides a provocative retrospective of the state’s urban history.  The second part of the documentary, “Connecticut and Its Cities: The Challenge of Renewal,” investigates a variety of new renewal strategies for cities around the state. Ms Evans was in Newtown last month, when she presented a program about this series.

Ms Evans has been honored with four Boston/New England Emmy Awards for her work. In 2001, she received three Emmys for The History of African Americans in Connecticut: Civil War to Civil Rights, a documentary narrated by Ruby Dee.  In 2000, Ms Evans received a Boston/New England Emmy Award for directing The Road to Freedom, a historical documentary about Connecticut’s African-American freedom trail.

Ms Evans has been producing and directing television for 20 years.

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