Jerry and Orrin just forwarded this to me.. Congrats guys, this is


News Release

For Immediate Release
April 11, 2006


BOSTON, MA  April 11, 2006? It?s JerryTime!, (,
the quirky animated web micro-series produced by two brothers, Orrin
and Jerry Zucker, is on the verge of forging television history.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today announced
that the hit animated website It?s JerryTime! has captured one of six
nominations for the first Emmy Award to be presented for original
entertainment programming created specifically for non-traditional
viewing platforms, including computers, mobile phones, iPods, PDAs and
similar devices.

The new Emmy Award will first be presented at the 33rd Annual Creative
Arts Daytime Emmy Awards, hosted by Meredith Vieira, on Saturday,
April 22 at New York City?s Marriott Marquis.

It?s JerryTime!,  featuring the wonky animated ?true tales from the
life of Jerry?, debuted in November 2005 and become a cult hit,
getting rave reviews from such international venues
as Business Week, The Boston Globe, Boing Boing and the UK Guardian
Ltd. In its short time online, ?the homemade cult hit vlog epitomizes
what people's video is all about.? (IEEE Spectrum)

The hilariously downbeat photo collage animation, produced by
award-winning Graphic Designer Orrin Zucker, dramatizes the hard-luck
tales of his brother Jerry, using only the
most basic tools of a digital camera, Adobe After-Effects and clip
art. Jerry writes, edits and performs the original stories and ragtime
piano music.

In the first episode, ?Who?s That Guy??, Jerry goes to a bar, and is
accused of stealing popcorn by the manager. He inexplicably stays for
lunch, endures hostile service, and then finally  debates how much of
a tip he should leave. In the current episode called ?The Karate
Date?, Jerry?s painful date with a Karate instructor is highlighted,
where Jerry learns the ?Rules of the Dojo??the hard way.

The 2006 Emmy Awards will mark the first time the National Television
Academy has recognized original programming first distributed on new
media platforms. In a little more than two months time, from the call
for entries to the deadline, 74 entries were submitted ? more than any
other Emmy Award category.


- Ted

Universus Networks LLC works with select Media Producers, Brand
Marketers and Agencies to deliver Next Generation Entertainment. 

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