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World at War Producer honoured in FOCAL Awards

12 May 2004

World at War producer Jerome Kuehl was rewarded for his work on history programming with an award for lifetime achievement at last night's FOCAL International awards.

The producer and writer who worked on the legendary series in the 1970s and was also series writer on CNN's Cold War was given the nod for his excellence in the use of archive footage.

In the other categories, Testimony Films won the "Award for Best Use of Footage in a Factual Production" for its series "The 50s & 60s in Living Colour" while Soho facility house The Machine Room picked up the "Award for Best Post Production Work on an Archive-based Production" for the TWI/Carlton Production "Churchill".

The FOCAL International 2004 Awards, designed to celebrate and recognize excellence in the use of archive and footage libraries was held last night (Tuesday 11th May 2004) at the London Television Centre. FOCAL (Federation of Commercial Audiovisual Libraries) International is a not-for-profit professional trade association for the archive market.

The full list of winners are:

Award for Best Use of Footage in a Factual Production

The 50s & 60s in Living Colour (Testimony Films)

Award for Best Use of Footage in a Pop Music Promo

Blur - Out of Time (Silvergnome & Helen Langridge Associates)

Award for Best Use of Footage in an Entertainment Production

bodysong (Hot Property Films)

Award for Best Use of Footage in an Advertisement

Renault "Scenic": Park the TV (Publicis)

Award for Best Use of Footage in Electronic Publishing

La Camera Stylo - website trailer La Camera Stylo Film Collection

Award for Archive Restoration or Preservation Project

Carlton International Media

Award for Best Post Production Work on an Archive-based Production

The Machine Room for Churchill (A TWI / Carlton Production)

Award for Best Researcher

Valérie Combard for "Les Martin" (La Compagnie des Taxi-Brousse)

Award for Best Content Library

The Imperial War Museum Film & Video Archive (IWM)

Award for Lifetime Achievement

Jerome Kuehl