Musurlian Wins Third Emmy Award – Փիթըր Մսըրլեան Լոս Անճելըս Շրջանի «Էմմի»ի Մրցանակին Արժանացաւ
Musurlian Wins Third Emmy Award – Փիթըր Մսըրլեան Լոս Անճելըս Շրջանի «Էմմի»ի Մրցանակին Արժանացաւ
Posted on August 3, 2019
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Musurlian Wins Third Emmy Award
Independent journalist Peter Musurlian won his third Los Angeles Area Emmy on Saturday at the Academy of Television Arts & Science’s Saban Media Center in North Hollywood.
The 52-minute documentary, “Holocaust Soliloquy,” ran on Los Angeles PBS station KLCS in May 2018, winning the Emmy in the Independent Programming Category.
Earlier this year, Musurlian, who shot, wrote, and edited the entire film, won a First Place Los Angeles Press Club Award for Best Videography, beating out two entries from the powerhouse KCET team.
The documentary can be found online, and Musurlian’s Emmy speech is available below:
Musurlian won his first Emmy in 2012, for a 30-minute (solo) documentary, Burbank’s African Sister City, which he shot, wrote, narrated, and edited. In 2016, Musurlian, and a team from The Burbank Channel, won Emmys for their various roles in the production of the Mayor’s State-of-the-City video.
Musurlian, who was born in Wisconsin and raised in Torrance, received his bachelor’s degree from USC, and master’s degrees from Baylor University, American University, and the University of Redlands. He has had 10 Emmy nominations since 2002 and has won 24 Golden Mikes from the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California.
Growing up, Musurlian attended St. James Armenian Apostolic Church. In 1983, he interned at ABC News in Washington, D.C., as part of the Armenian Assembly Intern Program. From 2006 to 2009, he sat on the Board of Directors of the Armenian National Committee of America, Western Region.
Among more than 20 Armenian-themed projects Musurlian has produced over the last 20 years are: The Long Journey from the NFL to Armenia (2006), Historic Armenia (2015), and The 100-Year-Old Survivor (2015), which all ran on KLCS in Los Angeles. You can see them, and much more, online.
Among certain members of the Armenian Community, Musurlian is perhaps best known for his hard-hitting coverage of Members of Congress Jean Schmidt of Ohio and Steve Cohen of Tennessee, as well as California Assemblyman Mike Gatto, who all, to varying degrees, exhibited hostility toward Armenians and/or Armenian issues.
A former congressional aide, Musurlian has worked at television stations in Montana, Texas, Burbank, and Washington, D.C. He also served for eight months as a U.S Army broadcast journalist in Central Europe in the late 1990s, where he met his Hungarian wife, Szilvia.
He is editing his latest documentary, Genocide March Revisited, while working and living in Northern Virginia with his wife and teenage daughter, June Petra, the 2017 Los Angeles County Spelling Bee champion.
Փիթըր Մսըրլեան Լոս Անճելըս Շրջանի «Էմմի»ի Մրցանակին Արժանացաւ
ԼՈՍ ԱՆՃԵԼԸՍ.- Վաւերագրական ֆիլմեր արտադրող Փիթըր Մսըրլեան Լոս Անճելըս շրջանի «Էմմի»ի մրցանակին արժանացաւ Նորթ Հոլիվուտի «Սապան» կեդրոնին մէջ տեղի ունեցած մրցանակաբաշխութեան արարողութեան ընթացքին։ Մրցանակը իր տեսակին մէջ երրորդն է Մսըրլեանի համար։
Արդարեւ, Մսըրլեանի «Holocaust Soliloquy» («Ողջակիզման Մենախօսութիւն», 52 վայրկեան) վաւերագրական ֆիլմը, որ Մայիս 2018ին ցուցադրուած էր հանրային պատկերասփիւռի ընկերութեան Լոս Անճելըսի «KLCS» կայանէն, «Անկախ Ծրագիրներ»ու բաժանմունքին մրցանակը խլեց: Միացեալ Նահանգներու, Հունգարիոյ եւ Լեհաստանի մէջ Մսըրլեանի նկարահանած ֆիլմը պատմութիւնն է Հրէական Ողջակիզումէն վերապրած Թիփըր Ֆիշըլի: Նշենք, որ ֆիլմը արժանացած էր նաեւ Լոս Անճելըսի Լրագրողներու ակումբի մրցանակին։
Փիթըր Մսըրլեան, որ հայութինը յուզող հարցերու նուիրուած առաւել քան 20 ֆիլմեր պատրաստած է, շահած է նաեւ Հարաւային Քալիֆորնիոյ ձայնասփիւռային եւ պատկերասփիւռային լուրերու միութեան 24 «Կոլտըն Մայք» մրցանակներ։ Անոր ֆիլմերուն ծանօթանալու համար՝ այցելել www.globalistfilms.com կայքը։
ABD’li Ermeni gazeteci 3’üncü kez “Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards” ödülüne sahip oldu
ABD’li Ermeni gazeteci Peter Musurlian üçüncü kez “Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards” ödülüne sahip oldu.
Özgür gazeteci Musurlian, ödülü Amerikan PBC TV kanalında 2018 yılının Mayıs ayında gösterilen ‘Holocaust Soliloquy’ (Holokost hakkında söyleni) belgesel film için aldı.
Ödül töreninde Ermeni gazeteci konuşmasında şu ifadelere yer verdi:
“Dedem Ermeni Soykırımı’ndan kurtulanlardan biriydi. Ben öyle bir ortamda büyüdüm ki hayat boyunca dedemin başına neler geldiğini anlatan hikayeler duydum. Bunları anlatarak dedem dahil olmak üzere soykırıma tanık olanların başına neler geldiğini göstermek istedim.”
Yılbaşında Mursulian, Los Angeles basın kulübünün “En iyi görüntü kayıdı” kategorisinde de ödüle layık görülmüştü.
Yeni ödül, ga
Globalist Films was formed in 2005, as a one-person, independent production company, eschewing the trend toward media consolidation and ratings-influenced journalistic sensationalism. The result has been award-winning, lucid, engaging, and unbiased stories, driven by an uncompromising and fierce independence.
The founder of Globalist Films, Peter Musurlian (born December 12, 1961) is an American independent documentary filmmaker, known for his [mostly solo] short-form and long-form stories, videos, and documentaries, which he shoots, writes, narrates, and edits.
He has a substantial body of pro bono work, as well as award-winning documentaries, that have been seen on Los Angeles television, including: Historic Armenia, Burbank’s African Sister City, Holocaust Soliloquy, The 100-Year-Old Survivor, and The Long Journey from the NFL to Armenia. His entire catalog can be reviewed on this website. After airing on television, Musurlian makes most of his films available, free of charge, on YouTube.
Nationally renowned lawyer Mark Geragos, who was covered by the veteran journalist at a 2009 Ohio political hearing, calls Musurlian “aggressive and persistent,” as well as dubbing his 2015 documentary on a genocide survivor: “a one-man tour de force of original throwback reporting that unfortunately is almost extinct in today’s world.”
Musurlian has won two Los Angeles Area Emmys. He has also garnered, since 1999, nine Los Angeles Area Emmy nominations, as well as 24 Golden Mikes, awarded by the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California. Additionally, he has been nominated six times for his documentary work by the Los Angeles Press Club, which recognizes journalistic excellence in the second largest media market in the USA.
Musurlian was born in Racine, Wisconsin and raised in North Torrance, California. He’s the son of a Wisconsin-born aerospace-industry draftsman [John Musurlian, 1930-1998] and Istanbul-born nurse and mother of four [Araksi Bedrosyan, 1930-1998]. Musurlian’s grandparents survived the Armenian Genocide of 1915 to 1923, which was successfully executed by the Turkish government, killing more than 1.5 million, while another half million scattered around the globe, creating (some 100 years later) a large and vibrant Armenian Diaspora.
Musurlian began his journalism career writing for his high school newspaper and serving as editor in chief of his community college newspaper. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California in Broadcast Journalism & Political Science, as well as master’s degrees from Baylor University (Political Science), American University (Journalism & Public Affairs) and the University of Redlands (Management).
The U.S. Army veteran spent almost a year in Central Europe, from 1997 to 1998, reporting for Armed Forces Network television. His journalism career has also taken him to television stations in Montana, Texas, Burbank, and Washington, D.C. In 1988, he produced “John McLaughlin’s One on One,” a D.C.-based interview program seen on more than 100 PBS stations.
While serving in the U.S. Army in Hungary in 1998, Musurlian married the former Szilvia Eva Gadanyi. They are raising their only child together, June Petra Musurlian, who was born in December 2004.
“My documentaries try to capture a contemporary current of events, out in the real world, away from sedentary, air-conditioned comfort. I’m not interested in producing the video equivalent of a footnote-laden graduate-school term paper that is slightly better than a PowerPoint presentation.”
– Peter Musurlian
Los Angeles Area Emmy (Two victories)
8/3/13 – Received award for being the On-Camera Talent & Producer for the 32-minute documentary:
“Burbank’s African Sister City”
– Category: Public, Municipal & Operator-Produced Cable
*Defeated nominees from Santa Monica and Time Warner Cable.
8/23/16 – Received award for Camera & Editing for the 15-minute feature:
“Drawing Power of Burbank” (State of the City 2015)
– Category: Information Segment
*Defeated two nominees from KCET’s powerhouse program “SoCal Connected,” and one entry from LA CITYVIEW35.
Los Angeles Area Emmy Nominations (9 nominations in 5 unique categories)
2002: “Burbank Magazine” in the Public Affairs Series category
2007: “Listen with Your Eyes” in the PSA category
2011: “Seeing Beyond Borders” in the Municipal Government category
2011: “Burbank Magazine” in the Public Affairs Series category
2012: “The Burbank Centennial Rose Float” in the Municipal Government category
2012: “Saving the Wild: The Caucasus Nature Fund” in the Information Segment category
2013: “Burbank’s African Sister City” in the Municipal Government category
2016: “Drawing Power of Burbank” (State of the City 2015) – Information Segment Category
2017: “Burbank On Demand” (producer, camera, editor) — Informational Series (Over 50% remote)
GOLDEN MIKE AWARDS – Given in Division “B,” for stations with fewer than 50 employees,
by the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California (24 awards in 10 unique categories)
2002: “Elmwood’s Second Chance” – Best TV Serious Feature Reporting
2003: “Kevin Bacon Film Festival” – Best TV Entertainment Reporting
2008: “Nagorno-Karabakh Republic: The Struggle for Freedom” – Best TV Documentary
2010: “Burbank Magazine May 2010” – Best TV News Public Affairs Show
2010: “The California Coffee Kings” – Best TV Business & Consumer Reporting
2010: “The Reel Battle Against Runaway Production” – Best TV Entertainment Reporting
2010: “Seeing Beyond Borders” – Best TV Serious Feature Reporting
2010: “The Reel Battle Against Runaway Production” – Best Video Editing of a Feature Story
2011: “The Burbank Centennial Rose Float” – Best Video Editing of a Feature Story
2011: “The Burbank Centennial Rose Float” – Best News Videography of a Feature Story
2012: “The Burroughs High Mountain Biking Team” – Best TV Sports Reporting
2012: “Man’s Inhumanity to Man” – Best News Videography of a Hard News Special
2012: “Burroughs High Mountain Biking Team” – Best News Videography of a Feature Story
2012: “Man’s Inhumanity to Man” – Best Video Editing of a Hard News Special
2013: “Organic Business Growth” – Best TV Business & Consumer Reporting
2013: “The Lineman’s Rodeo” – Best News Videography of a Hard News Story
2014: “Burbank On Demand” (co-producer) – Best TV News Public Affairs Show
2014: “The Asylum” – Best TV Entertainment Reporting
2014: “The Pointe” – Best TV Business & Consumer Reporting
2015: “State of the City – Mayor David Gordon” – Best TV Business & Consumer Reporting
2015: “The 100-Year-Old Survivor” – Best Video Editing of a Feature Special
2016: “Burbank On Demand” (co-producer) – Best TV News Public Affairs Show
2017: “State of the City” – (camera/editing) — Best News Videography of a Hard News Story
2017: “Burbank On Demand” (co-producer) — Best TV News Public Affairs Show
Los Angeles Press Club – 56th thru 59th SoCal Journalism Awards (2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017)
Annual Awards Banquets take place at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles
SIX NOMINATIONS from 2014-2017
Three Nominations on June 29, 2014:
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY (Reporter):
– Peter Musurlian,The Burbank Channel, “Burbank’s African Sister City”
– Peter Musurlian, The Burbank Channel, “Burbank’s African Sister City”
– Peter Musurlian, The Burbank Channel, “Lineman’s Rodeo”
One Nomination on June 28, 2015:
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY over 25 minutes (Reporter)
-Peter Musurlian, Horizon Armenian Television, “Historic Armenia”
One Nomination on June 26, 2016:
3rd Place behind KNBC (2nd Place) and KTLA (1st Place)
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY over 25 minutes (Reporter)
-Peter Musurlian, Horizon Armenian Television, “The 100-Year-Old-Survivor
One Nomination on June 25, 2017:
2nd Place behind Telemundo’s Enfoque, which took 1st.
[Winner of a 2015 RTNA Golden Mike for “Best Video Editing of a Feature Special”]
[3rd Place, 2016 L.A. Press Club Award for Best Documentary]
In May 2007, Ghazaros Kademian turned 100, and was on a mission, from community events to city halls to political demonstrations, trying to get his adopted country of America to officially recognize as “genocide,” what he had survived as an orphaned boy. It was a tall order, as presidents from Bush to Clinton to Bush had issued annual statements lamenting the World War One-era killings as “massacres,” but not “genocide.”(read more / see video)
This 20-minute report was produced for Armenian Television and for the “Celebration of 400 Years of Armenian-American Heritage,” held at the Los Angeles Ararat Home’s George Deukmejian Community Center. The video was produced, shot, written, narrated, and edited by Peter Musurlian, with credit to two other producers: Roupen Berberian and Maggie Goschin.(read more / see video)
[Nominated for a 2015 Los Angeles Press Club Award for “Best Feature Documentary”]
In the Summer of 2013, two-time Los Angeles Area Emmy-award winning journalist Peter Musurlian, travelled to what is now Eastern Turkey, along with 25 other Armenian-Americans, including an 81-year-old professor of Armenian History from UCLA, and a retired Los Angeles aerospace engineer, who, during nearly 80 trips, had taken more than 1,200 tourists to “Historic Armenia” over the past quarter of a century… (read more / see video)
[Shot in California, Nebraska, Arizona, New Jersey, Hungary, and Poland]
Peter Fischl was a young boy when Hungarian Jews were being rounded up and killed during World War II. Unlike his father, and millions of others, Fischl survived. He lived in the United States for decades, when he saw a picture, in an old edition of Life Magazine, taken of a young boy in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1943… (read more / see video)
In 2014, for four days, dozens of Armenian-American Hikers walked 100 kilometers (about 62 miles) through the Angeles National Forest and Los Angeles basin, in memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide, which began 100 years earlier: April 24, 1915… (read more)
Peter Musurlian was a one-man crew — on a shoe-string budget — for this Emmy-winning 33-minute documentary on Gaborone, Botswana, the capital of that Southern African country and a Sister City to Burbank, California since 1975… (read more / see video)
[Nominated for a 2012 Los Angeles Area Emmy, Information Segment category]
This collaborative effort, which first ran on THE BURBANK CHANNEL, was mostly shot & written by Los Angeles Area Emmy Award-winning journalist Peter Musurlian, who also narrated & edited this 11-minute video for the Paris-based non-profit organization, the Caucasus Nature Fund.
Globalist Films undertook the project as part of the company’s ProBonoHye Volunteer Initiative. Original video was shot in the countries of Georgia and Armenia in June 2011. For complete credits, watch the last two minutes… (see video)
Throughout the world, Lions clubs focus on the blind and visually impaired, a mission inspired by Helen Keller. Seeing Beyond Borders follows Lions volunteers to San Juanito, Mexico, to see the process that brings the world, for so many grateful people, back into focus… (read more / see video)
[Winner of two 2011 RTNA Golden Mikes in the videography and editing categories.]
This 16-minute documentary debuted on The Burbank Channel on Holocaust Remembrance Day, April 19, 2011. It was shot, written, and edited by Peter Musurlian and narrated by seven-year-old June Petra Musurlian, who visited with and interviewed Hungarian Holocaust survivor, Peter L. Fischl… (read more / see video)
[Winner of a 2008 RTNA Golden Mike for Best Documentary]
Edited & Narrated by two-time Los Angeles Area Emmy Award-winning journalist Peter Musurlian. Produced & Written by Vardan Barseghian, Peter Musurlian and Joan Ablet. Music by Antranig Kzirian (on the Oud) and Stepan Partamian’s Garni Records, supplying everything else…. (read more / see video)
[Shot by Peter Musurlian in California, Tennessee, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, the Netherlands, Armenia, and Artsakh]
In March 2006, Rien Long was a 24-year-old, 6’6”, 300-pound Defensive Lineman, who had just completed his third season with the Tennessee Titans. He was drafted by the Nashville-based NFL team following a stellar career as a Washington State Cougar. In this one-hour journey, Long, his mother and his grandmother, take a first-ever trip to their ancestral homeland of Armenia. This film takes viewers along on the trip to experience people and places never before seen on American television… (read more / see video)
This two-person effort was shot & edited by Peter Musurlian. His producing partner, Joe McDougall, takes viewers on a witty, historical, and exhausting 62-mile journey, that starts in the San Fernando Valley. It included 44 miles on a bike, 4 miles in a rented kayak, and 14 miles on hiking trails in the Santa Monica Mountains…(read more / see video)
From 2008 to 2018, as part of its ProBonoHye Volunteer Initiative, Globalist Films produced more than 20 videos, for non-profit organizations and educational institutions. Although that decade-long initiative has run its course, the videos, which you can watch below, remain relevant today.
Ultramarathoner Telma Altoon
Congressman Berman meets with Armenian Community
Serj Tankian Protests Sony
WWII Kindertransport: Saving Jewish Children
Sierra Club hikes with Paul Krekorian
Flea’s Plea for Silverlake Music Conservatory
Museum of Tolerance Ribbon Cutting
2015 Vote PSA – Burbank ANCA
Educators Speak Out in Buena Park
John Krikorian Tribute
“Saving Strokes” Huntington Hospital (Pasadena)
Krikor Satamian 50th Anniversary Reel
Cannonball Run “2904 Club”
Burbank ANC 2008 Banquet Video
2011 AGBU MDS Open-House Video
2012 AGBU MDS Open-House Video
2013 AGBU MDS Open-House Video
35th Anniversary Video – AGBU MDS
Media City Groove presents: Fronnie Lewis interviews Burbank School Board candidate Steve Ferguson
Armenian Cultural Foundation [ACF] Beshir Mardirossian Burbank Youth Center