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‘Live from Rab’s’ Wins Best Non-Scripted Honors In 43rd Telly Awards

ES Staff  |  Reality Web Series

The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens and are judged by leaders from video platforms, television, streaming networks, and production companies, including Adobe, Netflix, Dow Jones, Duplass Brothers Productions, Complex Networks, Jennifer Garner, A&E Networks, Hearst Media, Nickelodeon, ESPN Films, RYOT, Partizan, and Vimeo.

Live from Rab’s, launched in March of 2020 as a daily live web series hosted by Nazareth Laursen and Frank Wilkinson of Rab’s Country Lanes. They talk bowling, community, sports, entertainment, and so much more with special guests from around the Globe. Today — 150+ episodes, hundreds of guests, over a million views, and 2 years later — the series continues through the airing of special events and the original format talk show. The web series airs live on Facebook and YouTube and may also be found on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

“Now, more than ever, it is necessary to celebrate video work that reflects the top tier of our industry, such as Live from Rab’s,” says Telly Awards Executive Director Sabrina Dridje. “This year’s submissions reflect an industry that has returned to the important work of storytelling, one that has returned with a new perspective that values innovation, agility, equity, and tenacious creativity.”

Frank Wilkinson, proprietor of Rab's Country Lanes and co-creator/host of Live from Rab's, said the show was created to keep the community connected at a trying period. "What Nazareth and I thought would be temporary became Rab's and our online presence. Receiving a Telly Award is the icing on the cake.

The winners' announcement concludes a yearlong celebration of artists who make work with fresh insights and creative inventiveness, reflecting a continually developing terrain from prior difficulties and opportunities.

Due to this, new categories were created to celebrate how video has remained an important tool for communication, especially in a modern working culture. Workplace Culture, Recruitment, and Education & Training are new categories honoring firms who use video to attract and retain talent.

Dridje praises this year's winners "This video shows how artists are using video to address contemporary issues. Whether it's remote working, putting purpose at the center of a business's values, or creating Employee Resource Groups to help each other within. By adding new categories, we're sticking to our mission of developing with the market and the world.

The Telly Awards garnered more than 12,000 entries from the best video content producers last year, including Netflix, Jennifer Garner, HBO Latin America, Microsoft, RadicalMedia, Condé Nast, Adobe, Nickelodeon, and Partizan. to see the full list of 43rd Annual Telly Awards winners.