CPCC’s Rick Fitts nominated for Midsouth Regional Emmy© Award

last modified Jan 07, 2013 09:11 AM

The Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) has nominated Rick Fitts, production director for WTVI PBS Charlotte, for a Midsouth Regional Emmy© Award.

Fitts, together with Steve Crump, a WBTV reporter, are being recognized in the “Documentary/Cultural” category for their work on “Bearden at 100.” Fitts edited the piece, while Crump served as the documentary’s producer. “Bearden at 100” is a 60-minute film that highlights the many Bearden exhibits held around the Charlotte metro area in September 2011 – specifically at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, The Mint Museum of Art Uptown and the Melberg Gallery.

The piece was produced in 2011 with the support of the Charlotte Arts & Science Council; the Jerald Melberg Gallery, located in Charlotte, N.C.; and Melberg Gallery patrons to commemorate the artist’s 100th birthday.

“PBS Charlotte has always valued the collaboration of its staff with local producers,” said Fitts. “It is especially gratifying to share this nomination with Steve Crump who is one of the region’s most prolific and talented producers. Steve has produced more than 20 documentaries with WTVI that are entertaining, informative and socially relevant – and ‘Bearden at 100’ is no exception.”

Both Fitts and Crump have been invited to attend the Emmy© Awards ceremony on January 29, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn.

“Bearden at 100” will re-air on PBS Charlotte on January 24 at 9 p.m. Please check your local listings or visit PBScharlotte.org for additional details. WTVI PBS Charlotte is a service of Central Piedmont Community College.

Central Piedmont Community College is the largest community college in North Carolina, offering close to 300 degree and certification programs, customized corporate training, market-focused continuing education, and special interest classes. CPCC is academically, financially and geographically accessible to all citizens of Mecklenburg County. In 2002, the National Alliance of Business named CPCC theCommunity College of the Year for its response to the workforce and technology needs of local employers and job seekers through innovative educational and training strategies.