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Sesame Workshop Receives Four CINE Awards

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind SESAME STREET, has received four CINE Golden Eagle awards. SESAME TREE, Northern Ireland's version of SESAME STREET, was recognized for its episode "The Share Necessities." The three other awards are for the Workshop's Educational Outreach Initiatives which include Here for You: Helping Children Cope with Serious Illness; Let's Get Ready! Planning Together for Emergencies; and Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployments, Homecomings, Changes.

The international CINE awards aims to recognize excellence in the production of film, television, video and new media. SESAME TREE was recognized in the "Children's Programs" category, while the Outreach Initiatives were recognized in the Non- telecast "Children's and Entertainment" category.

In the Entertainment -- Comedy & Animation, MALICE IN WONDERLAND: THE RED QUEEN THEORY (Montana State University Bozeman, MT) and SEBASTIAN'S VOODOO (UCLA Sherman Oaks, CA) won Golden Eagles.

The CINE awards were founded in America in 1957. The CINE Golden Eagle Award acknowledges high quality production in a variety of content categories for professional, independent and student filmmakers. Each year, hundreds of jurors judge nearly 1,000 entries in 27 categories. Previous winners include eminent filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard both of whom won the Golden Eagle early in their careers.