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CouryGraph Productions Receives the Davey Award for Production of Catlin Court Historic Home Tour


Ed Sharpe and CouryGraph Productions from Glendale Arizona received the Davey Award for the 3-minute movie documenting one home in the 2005 Historic Catlin Court Home Tour. The home was owned and restored by Tim Quinn and Lori Green

Glendale, AZ, December 19, 2006 --(PR.com)-- Ed Sharpe director of CouryGraph Productions, who oversees The Glendale Daily Planet - KKAT Streaming TV, Glendale Arizona's own homegrown Internet video news source; is the recipient of a Silver Davey from the 2006 Davey Awards Competition. The award was given for CouryGraph Productions video Catlin Court Historic Home Tour Home #13, which was narrated by homeowner Tim Quinn.

Tim Quinn and Lori Green have been a significant and driving influence in the improvement of Catlin Court over the past few years. They moved to Catlin Court in 2002 and worked to restore their historic home gaining the admiration of neighbors and even national recognition through HGTV filming of her home. 

In addition, Green and Quinn brought the entire neighborhood together to accomplish projects ranging from clean-up drives to obtaining grants for restoration of properties. In addition Green was the recipient of the Ruth Bryne Historic Perseveration award for her work in the Catlin Court Historic District community.

Commenting on CouryGraph Productions award, Tim Quinn said, "Your video profile on the Home Tour has proved invaluable as a tool in the Catlin Court District's efforts to bring knowledge of our neighborhood to a broader segment of the public. I am appreciative of your skills in capturing the very essence of my home." 

Lori Green continued, "...You did a beautiful job on capturing the experience. The music really sets the stage. ...You made my house look absolutely charming."

Catlin Court, which began in 1914, was one of the earliest, fashionable neighborhoods in the township of Glendale. Many of the former mayors, wealthy merchants, doctors, reverends, builders and educators lived in these homes. Through the work of Quinn and Green, and other proud homeowners, this neighborhood is quickly becoming a sought after address once again. 

"It is honor to receive a highly respected Davey Award for work in publicizing events that take place in the city of Glendale," said Ed Sharpe, Director for CouryGraph Productions and its subsidiaries. "This national award highlights the high standards of excellence we wish to achieve. In addition, it is our wish to provide our viewer-ship with information they can trust and enjoy.

"Our office is in the commercial section of Catlin Court Historic District and seeing the residents taking such active steps to revitalize this area is amazing!" Sharpe stated. 

The 2nd Annual Davey Awards were sponsored by The Creative Group, the leading creative professional staffing company in the world, ADWEEK magazine, FSB (Fortune Small Business magazine) and OnRequest. 

The Davey Awards exclusively honor the “Davids” of creativity, the finest small firms, agencies and companies in the world. David defeated the giant Goliath with a big idea and a little rock - the sort of thing small firms do each year. The annual International Davey Awards honors the achievements of the "Creative Davids" who derive their strength from big ideas, rather than big budgets. The Davey Awards is the leading awards competition specifically for smaller firms, where firms compete with their peers to win the recognition they deserve. Please visit www.daveyawards.com for more information.

In winning a Davey, CouryGraph Productions joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this most sought-after award. “The incredible quality and growth of entries again proves that creative excellence, fresh ideas and great conceptual execution is a hallmark of the best small agencies and firms” noted Linda Day, a director of the IAVA. She added, “On behalf of the entire Academy, we are honored to have judged the 2nd Annual Davey Awards and thrilled to recognize such a diverse and accomplished pool of creative work.” 

The Davey Awards is judged and overseen by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), a 200+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.

Current IAVA membership represents a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms including: Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Yahoo!, Estee Lauder, Wired, Insight Interactive, The Webby Awards, Bath & Body Works, Brandweek, Polo Ralph Lauren, ADWEEK, Alloy, Coach, iNDELIBLE, MTV, Victoria’s Secret, HBO, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Myspace.com, and many others. See www.iavisarts.org for more information.

This award, among the numerous Telly, Aegis, Accolade, Marcom, Berkeley Film festival awards and being an official selection for he New York Independent Film and Video Festival, herald the end of a productive and well recognized year of 2006 for CouryGraph Productions. 

To see CouryGraph Productions news and video productions visit www.glendaledailyplanet.com

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