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Rochester, NY (February 28, 2008) - Albert Paley: In Search of the Sentinel, a filmwritten, produced and directed by Tony Machi of Machi & Machi Communicationsand presented by WXXI Public Broadcasting, has been nominated for two New York Emmy Awards – one in the Arts: Program/Special category and one in the Photographer: Photography category.“I’m delighted that the documentary has been recognized by the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as worthy of two Emmy nominations,” said Machi, “and I look forward to the upcoming award ceremony.”The 51st Annual New York Emmy Awards Gala will be held on Sunday, April 6, 2008 at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

Narrated by actress Jane Alexander, Albert Paley: In Search of the Sentinel examines the current chapter in the life and career of American sculptor Albert Paley. The program explores Paley’s fusion of art and technology by detailing the creation and installation of “The Sentinel” at the Rochester Institute of Technology, the largest public sculpture on any university campus in the United States. Machi’s production team included principle videography Steven DelMonte; original score by James Sawicki; sound by Aaron Austin, Andy Corneles and Matt Machi; editing by Tony Machi, Christopher DeAngelus and Andy Corneles. Albert Paley: In Search of the Sentinel is distributedby American Public Television. In July 2007 the documentary garnered the prestigious CINE Golden Eagle Award.

The New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, founded in 1955, is the preeminent membership organization serving the television industry. NY NATAS fosters creativity and inspires excellence through the renowned Emmy® Award, the most prestigious honor and most coveted peer-recognition symbol of distinction in television.

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