Studio's documentary a nominee for regional Emmy

Studio's documentary a nominee for regional Emmy

CHAMAPIGN — Shatterglass Studios is a nominee for a regional Emmy Award for its "Ebertfest 2012" documentary.

The 10-minute piece takes a look at the 14th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival from April 25 to 29, 2012, at the Virginia Theatre and on the University of Illinois campus.

Among festival guests who appear in the documentary are Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon from "Take Shelter"; directors Alrick Brown of "Kinyarwanda" and Robert Siegel of "Big Fan," starring Patton Oswalt; and legendary cinematographer Stephen Goldblatt of "Joe Versus the Volcano," which opened the festival that year.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Mid-America Chapter nominated Shatterglass' documentary in the "Interstitial" category. Also up for regional Emmy awards are several local television broadcasters. For a full list, go to

The awards will be presented at the 37th Mid-America Emmy Award Gala on Oct. 5 at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis. Hosting will be University of Illinois alumna Margaret Judson of HBO's "The Newsroom."

Shatterglass Studios is a film and video production company based in Champaign, creating television commercials, corporate branding videos, industrial videos, promotional videos and films.

The five-day Roger Ebert's Film Festival is a special event of the UI College of Media, featuring 12 or so movies hand-picked by Mr. Ebert with the help of his wife and festival emcee, Chaz Ebert, and festival director, Nate Kohn.

Mr. Ebert, who died April 4, and Kohn are Urbana natives. Kohn has said he and Ebert, while alive, came up with a list of more than 500 movies they wanted to show at the annual festival. The 16th annual Ebertfest will take place April 23-27, 2014.