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Tidepool Scene Film Nominated for Emmy

Published: 05/08/2009

(Laguna Beach, CA) -- The Emmy nominees for the Pacific Southwest Region of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences were announced this past week. The Laguna Ocean Foundation's ‘Tide pool Scene' produced by Barnstormer Productions and the Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau received the coveted nomination under the category of Children's Programming. In June 2009, the Emmy award winners will be announced at a ceremony in San Diego, California.

The purpose of the Emmy Awards is to recognize outstanding achievements in television by conferring annual awards of merit both nationally and in their chapters throughout the United States. The Pacific Southwest region includes San Diego, Bakersfield, Palm Springs, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

The annual presentation of these awards is intended to be an incentive for the continued pursuit of excellence for those working in television and to focus public attention on outstanding cultural, educational, technological, entertainment, news and informational achievements in television.

Fred and Jan Sattler, Cheryl Procaccini, Chris Quilter, Calla Allison, members of the Laguna Beach Visitors Bureau and others worked directly with Jeffrey Lehmann of Barnstormer Productions on the development of the 7-minute production to educate children and adults on the importance of protecting our exceptional natural resource, the tide pools of Laguna Beach. The feature short plays on in-room channels of area hotels, is distributed to schools prior to their field trips to Laguna Beach, is showcased on several Web sites and has been shown on regional cable television.

About Laguna Ocean Foundation
Laguna Ocean Foundation's mission is to preserve and protect the beaches, intertidal zone, watersheds, and ocean waters of Laguna Beach and to educate the public about these resources. For more information on the Laguna Ocean Foundation, please email

Cheryl Procaccini, of Birdsong & The Eco-Wonders, creator of the video's "The Tide pool Song"
Birdsong (a.k.a. Cheryl Procaccini) is an educator, songwriter and recording artist who is passionate about music, kids and restoring the earth for future generations. The mission of Birdsong and the Eco-Wonders is to inspire earth stewardship through the power of music with songs that will have children singing, dancing and learning right to the last note. Cheryl kindly donated "The Tide pool Song" for the Tide pool DVD.

About Jeffrey Lehmann and Barnstormer Productions
Jeffrey Lehmann is the Emmy awarded host of the "Weekend Explorer" travel series and founder of Barnstormer Productions. Barnstormer Productions is known for its documentaries and informational content for distribution on television, the web, and new media outlets. "Weekend Explorer" airs; on commercial broadcasters nationwide, on over 210 PBS stations (provided free), in-flight on Delta, and on foreign broadcasters around the world.

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