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“The Rusty Bucket Kids” Television Show Picks Up Three Regional Emmy® Nominations

Steamy, The train through time

The Rusty Bucket Kids” (TRBK) television show received Emmy® nominations for Set Design, Music and Writing at the 25th Annual Midsouth Regional Emmy® Awards.

The Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced the nominations at a November 19 reception at BMI headquarters on Music Row in Nashville. This year’s nearly 700 entries resulted in nominations for 70 companies in 72 categories. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on January 29, 2011.

“Last Friday night, my friend, and composer for The Rusty Bucket Kids, Craig Brandwynne attended the nominations announcement for the Midsouth Emmy® award ceremony,” said the show creator and executive producer, John Demers. “How great to have Craig get the nomination for our show in Music and be in attendance in Nashville.  Right after the nomination for music, we then had Denise Schumacher get nominated for Set Design and then Kevin Robert McDermott got a nomination for writing.  We, here, at The Rusty Bucket Kids have known we have an outstanding edutainment show.  Our industry peers are also beginning to think so.”

Brandwynne is a professor at Living Arts College in Raleigh and owner of Center Sound Records.

The three award nominations continue a recent run of industry accolades. TRBK recently received the coveted Dove Family Approved designation from the Dove Foundation, whose mission is to encourage and promote the creation, production, distribution and consumption of wholesome family entertainment. In addition, TRBK picked up a winning trophy in the short film category at the SkyFest Film Festival and was selected this summer to the 2nd Annual Grand Rapids Film Festival in Michigan.

TRBK show is produced in Apex, New Hill and at the New Hope Valley Railway in Bonsal. TRBK also satisfies a growing need for quality family-friendly programming. A critical research effort which supports this push was conducted by the Association of National Advertisers Alliance for Family Entertainment in spring of 2009. The research was designed to better understand what consumers are seeking in family-friendly TV as well as the impact of programming on the efficacy of advertising. The most important finding was the clear desire for more options when it comes to quality entertainment for the family. In fact, only 23% of respondents reported being satisfied with the amount of family-oriented programming currently available. And in another study conducted jointly between Walmart and Procter & Gamble (P&G), 85% of respondents said they would go out of their way to “find and watch quality family-friendly programming.”

TRBK show is written and directed by Kevin Robert McDermott, and based on the story created by Demers. McDermott is a noted and well-respected Hollywood youth talent coach. His coached protégés have been nominated or won 15 national and international awards. These include the Oscar, the Emmy, the Golden Globe, and Peoples Choice awards.

The Rusty Bucket Kids live in the small southern town of Peak City, played by the Town of Apex, North Carolina. Roxanna Demers, age 12, (as Roxanna Peakssen) and JohnColeman Demers, age 9, (as JohnColeman Peakssen) travel back in history on Steamy, played by The New Hope Valley Railway Steam Locomotive No. 17 and Caboose No. 308.  Roxanna and JohnColeman visit famous people of American history, who are still in their teenage years.

In this show, Scott Andrew Taylor, age 17, stars as a young 15-year-old Abraham Lincoln, who struggles with school and self-education when he has to stay at home and help his father and family with work.

About The Rusty Bucket Kids
“The Rusty Bucket Kids” is a new family friendly, web-based television show combining educational content with family entertainment – edutainment. A brother and sister learn they can travel back through time in American History to meet teenagers who become some of America’s greatest historical heroes. The show also represents a new method for providing local content to broadcast television stations and the Internet working with local sponsors.

Web site: www.TheRustyBucketKids.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/rustybucketkids
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Rusty-Bucket-Kids-Club/92995172086?ref=sgm
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheRustyBucketKidsTV

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