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Tidepool Scene Film Wins Bronze Telly in Education Category

Published: 08/09/2009

(Laguna Beach, CA) The Laguna Ocean Foundation’s ‘Tidepool Scene’ produced in conjunction with Barnstormer Productions and the Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau won a Bronze Telly in the Education category at the 30th Annual Telly Awards in the Film/Video division.


“We are thrilled that the Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau was asked to be a part of this educational endeavor by the Laguna Ocean Foundation. It accomplishes many goals, particularly highlighting the importance of our tidepools and the protection of them, and it allowed us to showcase one of Laguna Beach's most valuable resources. Jeffrey Lehmann’s captivating footage, generously donated to the project, made it all possible,” said Judy Bijlani, Executive Director of the Laguna Beach Visitors Bureau.


Fred and Jan Sattler (Laguna Ocean Foundation), Cheryl Procaccini (Birdsong), Chris Quilter (No Square Theater), Calla Allison (Marine Safety Officer, City of Laguna Beach), Vivian Ecclefield (Voice-over), Chuck Everts Sound and Judy Bijlani (Laguna Beach Visitors Bureau Management Team) 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 tidepools of Laguna Beach. The feature short plays on in-room channels of many 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. 


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 Telly Awards are one of the most prestigious awards in advertising, and video and film production. Since 1978, the Telly Awards' mission has been to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting and supporting creativity.


Earlier this year, the 'Tidepool Scene' Film took home an Emmy in Children's Programming for the Pacific Southwest Region of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The Pacific Southwest Region encompasses San Diego, Bakersfield, Palm Springs, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.



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


About Birdsong & The Eco-Wonders

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 Tidepool Song” for the Tidepool DVD.


About 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 more than 210 PBS stations (provided free), in-flight on Delta, and on foreign broadcasters around the world.


About Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau

Laguna Beach is Southern California’s premier seaside destination located midway between Los Angeles and San Diego, along the central coast of Orange County. Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau is the destination management organization for the City of Laguna Beach. The LBVCB develops all marketing campaigns, Web programs, Visitors Guides, Restaurant brochures, maps, videos, PR outreach and visitor inquiries and referrals as well as managing two Visitor Center locations: 252 Broadway and 381 Forest Ave. in the Coast Sotheby's office. In April 2009, the Visitors Bureau launched, a comprehensive clearinghouse for those working toward sustainability in Laguna Beach.

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