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31st Annual Telly Award Winners Announced

March 30th, 2010 | Categories: News & Awards Tags: , ,

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MVP Video Production is pleased to accept three Telly Awards this year, a Silver Telly for “Resilience; The Spirit of Humanity” and two Bronze Telly Awards for “Courageous Stories,” a video created for Mercy Medical Center and “Putty and Barney,” an internal corporate piece for Procter and Gamble.

“Winning a Telly is a fantastic honor.  It’s a competition that is judged by our peers, so a Telly award really means a lot,” says Jeff Zahrt.  “Within the video production community, it means that we are producing stories on video that are on par with the best in the nation.”

The Telly Awards honor the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and work created for the Web.  The 31st Annual Telly Awards received over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents.  Additional information can be found at www.tellyawards.com

And the Winner is…

March 30th, 2010 | Categories: News & Awards Tags: , ,

…MVP Video Production!

The Small Business of the Year award was presented at The Gala on March 26, 2010 hosted by the Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce.  This inaugural event, held at the newly reopened Theatre Cedar Rapids, presented four awards including Volunteer of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year.  MVP Video Production was the recipient of Small Business of the Year award.

Both Kirk Monson and Jeff Zahrt were present to accept the award.  “This is so exciting,” says Zahrt.  “To be recognized nationally for our work is so rewarding but to be recognized locally is equally significant because it not only applauds the work that we do but also our contribution to the Cedar Rapids community.”

According to Shannon Meyer, President of the Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business of the Year award is given to the company that portrays business excellence, is involved in the community and has advanced in economic growth through sales and earnings.  The winning organization exceeds customer and client expectations and provides the utmost quality in customer service, as well as seeks to improve and better the Cedar Rapids community.

For additional information on The Gala and this award, please go to http://www.cedarrapids.org.

And the nominees are…

March 23rd, 2010 | Categories: News & Awards

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MVP Video Production is excited to announce our recent nomination for Small Business of the Year, which will be one of three awards given at The Gala hosted by The Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce.

“We had so many wonderful businesses submitted this year, making it difficult to narrow down the field.  We’re proud to add MVP to the list of nominees, “ states Shannon Meyer, President, Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce.

The Small Business of the Year award will be presented at The Gala on March 26, 2010 to the company that portrays business excellence, is involved in the community and has advanced in economic growth through sales and earnings.  The winning organization exceeds customer and client expectations and provides the utmost quality in customer service, as well as seeks to improve and better the Cedar Rapids community.

“This is a terrific honor,” says Jeffrey Zahrt of MVP.  “There are a lot of businesses in Cedar Rapids really stepping up their game and to be seen as a leader in this community is humbling.”

For additional information on The Gala and this award, please go to http://www.cedarrapids.org.

MVP invited to screen Mercy’s “100 Days” documentary during Fairfield Art Walk Film Festival

January 21st, 2010 | Categories: News & Awards

A celebration of Film in Iowa – Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk 6th Annual Film Expo occurring February 5-7, 2010. The 1st Fridays Art Walk 6th Annual Film Expo highlights Producers, Writers, Director and Actors who have some connections to the Iowa Film Industry. Feature films, including MVP’s documentary, “100 Days” along with shorts and youth / student films will be shown.

During the course of the weekend the festival will also be holding two workshops. On February 6th @ 1pm the Workshop attendees will be an introduced to the “Animation industry” by Grasshorse Animation from Mt Pleasant Iowa. The Second workshop also February 6th starting @ 9:30am will be an all day “Script Production Workshop” to be held at Hawthorne Direct Studios. For additional information on http://www.travelfairfieldiowa.com

“We welcome any opportunity to showcase our work while celebrating other Iowa film makers,” states Jeff Zahrt. “We’re really pleased to be part of something that not only promotes our craft but also our great state. Our documentary is also a statement on the tremendous strength of Iowans so this is such a great fit.”

Co-Sponsors of this event are Hawthorne Direct, Fairfield Iowa Convention and Visitors Bureau, Fairfield Arts and Convention Center, Revelations Cafe, DLF.TV, FPAC, KMCD and KRUU-FM, additional partners are Iowa Motion Picture Association (IMPA), Iowa Scriptwriters Alliance.

MVP picks up two Davey Awards

December 22nd, 2009 | Categories: News & Awards

The winners of The 2009 Davey Awards have been announced by the International Academy of the Visual Arts. With over 4,000 entries from across the US and around the world, the Davey Awards honors the finest creative work from the best small firms, agencies and companies worldwide.  For additional information on the Davey Awards please go to www.daveyawards.com.

MVP Video Production was awarded two Silver Davey Awards.  The awards were for “Resilience: The Spirit of Humanity” and “My Boys & Girls Club” – Boys & Girls Club of Cedar Rapids.

“This is so encouraging,” says Jeffrey Zahrt of MVP.  “The Davey Awards are tough to win because they are seeing work from all over the world.  We’re so excited about this.”

The Davey Awards honors the achievement of the “Creative David’s” where strength comes from ideas, intelligence and out-of-the-box thinking, not a “Giant’s” bankroll. Judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only organization consisting of top-tier media, advertising, and marketing professionals from the world’s leading organizations and firms, the Davey Awards entries are judged on their merits based on a standard of excellence as set within the industry. Please visit www.iavisarts.org for a full member list and more information.

MVP brings home the bacon at Videographers Awards!

November 11th, 2009 | Categories: Blog, News & Awards

MVP Video Production recently received five industry awards for videos created on behalf of Iowa clients. MVP earned recognition for video production in the 2009 Videographer Awards.

 

The 2009 Videographer Awards for MVP include three Awards of Excellence and two Awards of Distinction.

The awards were received for the following projects:

Find Yourself Here – Iowa City Area Dev. Group  for Excellence in the Self-Promotion category

“100 Days” – Mercy Medical for Excellence in the Documentary category

“My Boys & Girls Club” – Boys & Girls Club of Cedar Rapids for Excellence in the Non-Profit category

“There When You Need Us” – Royal Plus, recognized with Distinction in the Self-Promotion category

“Olivia” – EduCare recognized with Distinction in the Commercial category

The Videographer Awards is an international awards program directed by communication professionals to honor talented individuals and companies in the video production field. The competition is designed to identify communication professionals who are raising the standards of the industry and to give winners and their clients the recognition that the work they are producing is outstanding and highly regarded by their peers. For more information visit http://www.videoawards.com.

Communicator Awards recognize MVP Excellence

November 11th, 2009 | Categories: Blog, News & Awards

MVP Video Production recently received three industry awards for videos created on behalf of Iowa clients. MVP Video Production earned recognition for three videos in the 2009 Communicator Awards Competition.

The three awards are:

My Boys & Girls Club – Boys & Girls Club of Cedar Rapids for a Non-profit, in the Excellence category

One Minute – Area Ambulance Service for a Commercial, in the Excellence category

There When You Need Us – Royal Plus, Inc. for a Self-Promotion video, in the Distinction category

“It’s a wonderful nod of accomplishment from our peers, when they recognize the work that we do. It says to us and our clients that we are leading the industry.” said Jeffrey Zahrt.

The Communicator Awards, Award of Excellence is presented for projects that lead the industry in production, quality and achievement. The Award of Distinction is presented for projects that exceed industry standards in production, quality and achievement.

Good things come in Threes for MVP

November 11th, 2009 | Categories: Blog, News & Awards

Good things come in threes: Three awards at a time – from three different organizations!

MVP Video Production recently received three industry awards for videos created on behalf of Iowa clients. MVP Video Production earned recognition for three videos in the 2009 EMPixx Awards competition.

There When You Need Us – Royal Plus, Inc for Self-Promotion video in the Platinum category

100 Days – Mercy Medical Center for BOTH the History and Documentary Gold categories

The EMPixx, Platinum Award is presented for projects that lead the industry in production, quality and achievement. The Gold Award is presented for projects that exceed industry standards in production, quality and achievement.

Three More Awards!

November 11th, 2009 | Categories: Blog, News & Awards

MVP Visual Media Solutions recently received three industry awards for videos created on behalf of Iowa clients. MVP earned recognition for three videos in the 2008 Aegis Awards Competition.

The three Aegis Awards received by MVP Visual Media Solutions:

“100 Days” - Mercy Medical Flood in the Documentary category

“There When You Need Us” - Royal Plus in the Sales/Promotional Category

“My Boys & Girls Club” – Cedar Rapids Boys & Girls Club in the Not for Profit Category

The Aegis Video & Film Production Awards are presented for projects that exceed industry standards in quality and achievement.

MVP Wins Three Industry Video Awards

November 11th, 2009 | Categories: Blog, News & Awards

 MVP Visual Media Solutions recently received three industry awards for videos created on behalf of Iowa clients. MVP earned recognition for three videos in the 2008 Telly Awards Competition.

The three Telly Awards received by MVP Visual Media Solutions:

“100 Days” - Mercy Medical Flood in the Documentary category

“There When You Need Us” - Royal Plus in the Sales/Promotional Category

“My Boys & Girls Club” – Cedar Rapids Boys & Girls Club in the Not for Profit Category

“This is the top recognition that we can receive from our peers and the industry. These awards help show our clients and us, that we are producing projects that are on the leading edge of the industry.” said Jeffrey Zahrt. He and Kirk Monson are partners in MVP Visual Media Solutions, a Cedar Rapids video outsourcing company.

The Telly Production Awards are presented for projects that are the finest in video and film production.

Founded in 1978, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online film and video. The Telly Awards annually showcases the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, interactive agencies, and corporate video departments in the world. The Telly Awards receives over 13,000 entries annually from all 50 states and countries around the world. For more information about the Telly awards visit www.tellyawards.com