CBN Receives Five Emmy Award Nominations


Two series produced by The Christian Broadcasting Network received a total of five Daytime Emmy Award nominations.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences nominated CBN's Made in Israel with Gordon Robertson for three awards and Superbook for two.

"CBN is honored to be nominated by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for our two special series'- Superbook and Made in Israel with Gordon Robertson," said CBN chief executive officer, Gordon Robertson.

Made in Israel is a five-part series highlighting Israel's remarkable innovation and ingenuity which has led the nation to a number of breakthroughs that make everyday life better for the people of Israel and around the world. It included segments on agriculture, water, medicine, environment and technology.

CBN's William Ellison  is nominated for "Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Photography." CBN's Jerusalem Bureau Photographer Lior Sperandeo gets a nod for "Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Photography." And, CBN's Erin Zimmerman is up for "Outstanding Special Class Writing."

Each segment aired on The 700 Club in September 2013 during Rosh Hashanah. It is still available to view online here.

Superbook is an animated series that tells Bible stories, bringing the scriptures to life through the adventures of two children and a robot.

It received nominations for "Outstanding Achievement in Main Title and Graphic Design" and "Outstanding Original Song - Main Title and Promo."

The series has been a part of CBN since 1981 but a newer version was launched in 2010 to bring the series up to date with a new look and sound. It utilizes current animation and design technology to reach a new generation of viewers.

It has an international, award-winning team working on it. Each, experts in their field, with such credits as Disney's The Lion King, Mulan, and Beauty and the Beast. Superbook is directed by Bryant Paul Richardson, produced by Sean Roche and John J. Schafer, with Ben Edwards as Co-Executive Producer and Gordon Robertson, Executive Producer. 

The original version launched in 1981 and eventually reached half-a-billion people. It was translated into 43 languages and viewed in 106 countries. It first aired in Japan and is credited with helping make the Bible the number one book sold there.

CBN received over 6 million letters from children since launching the series and its  Superbook Kids Club is one of the highest rated live-action children's programs in Ukraine.

The ministry's goal is to reproduce the series in a way that it honors "the life-changing legacy of the original series and re-introduce it to a new generation."

More than 20 episodes are already available on the Superbook website.

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