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Producer/Director Jonathan Barbee receives four Telly Awards

Established in 1979, The Telly Awards is the premier accolade in the industry, attracting participants from all 50 states and five continents.

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Producer and director Jonathan Barbee, CEO of Barbee Media Group, was recently honored with four prestigious Telly Awards.

The Telly Awards recognize excellence in video and television across all screens. They are judged by industry leaders from organizations such as Adobe, BBC World Service, Netflix, and National Geographic Society.

Barbee received these awards for political commercials and a biography he produced during the 2022 election cycle for State Auditor candidate Andrew Sorell and Gubernatorial candidate Lindy Blanchard. The categories were; Best Craft – Directing, Best Craft – Cinematography, Best Biography, and Best regional commercial.

“When you have a talented team, the sky is the limit,” said Barbee. “We were also very fortunate to have very active clients in the production process.” He continued. “Andrew Sorrell wrote his commercials, and we collaborated on the look of the ads. Ambassador Lindy Blanchard had an inspiring story about her philanthropy and her children. It was a pleasure to work with both of them.”

With a record-breaking number of entries—nearly 13,000—from around the globe, the 44th Annual Telly Awards was highly competitive, featuring submissions from top content producers such as Disney, Netflix, and Paramount.

“We currently have a national TV show in production, a state-wide weekly show, various video projects, Livestream productions, and videography for the Miss Alabama program,” Barbee said. “Our clients believe in us, and we deliver amazing results. The proof is in the Telly, so to speak.”

Established in 1979, The Telly Awards is the premier accolade in the industry, attracting participants from all 50 states and five continents. The competition receives over 12,000 entries each year, showcasing the very best in video and television production. Judged by the Telly Awards Judging Council, an esteemed panel of over 200 leading experts, including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks, the competition celebrates the diverse and dynamic nature of the multiscreen industry.

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