On Monday, January 14th, the Television Academy Foundation announced nominees for the 39th College Television Awards which recognizes and rewards excellence in student-produced programs. Among the 25 nominees were 3 projects from Dodge College.

In the Drama Series Category:

  • Baby I’m Yours
    Marisa Messina, Producer
    Hadley Hillel, Director, Writer
    Noah Feinberg, Writer
  • Esta es tu Cuba
    John Sayage, Producer
    Brian Robau, Director
    Daniel Klein, Writer

In the Comedy Series Category:

  • Pickle
    Peter Henckel, Producer
    Grant Moore, Director, Writer

“Television’s most prestigious student competition has been enhanced for 2019. Redefined categories reflect the serialized nature of television and an expanded professional development summit offers students the opportunity to visit and engage with top entertainment studios and network with industry professionals,” said Madeline Di Nonno, chair of the Television Academy Foundation. “Our goal with the College Television Awards is to honor exceptional student work and leverage our platform to highlight the next generation of creators and executives within the industry. Congratulations to all the nominees!”

The poster from BABY I’M YOURS

The 25 nominees were selected from over 600 productions submitted by 174 colleges and universities nationwide. Designed to emulate the Emmys, the student entries are judged online by active Television Academy members. Television stars will present top honors to students at the awards ceremony on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California, where each winning project will receive a $3000 cash prize.


Three student-produced projects were nominated in each of eight categories: drama, comedy, animation, nonfiction, promotional, news, sports, and variety. One winner will be announced in each category. In addition, the College Television Awards announced the awardee for the Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Scholarship, which recognizes a student-produced project that best portrays disability topics and issues, or helps emerging artists with a disability gain recognition.


Tickets for the 39th College Television Awards will be available for purchase beginning February 21, 2019, at TelevisionAcademy.com/RSVP-CTA. Tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for students with ID. To see the full list of nominees please go to the official Television Academy Foundation website.

Best of luck to all 3 of our nominees!