Alumni win Creative Arts Emmy Awards

Two UNCSA  alumni have won Emmy Awards, and another is a cast member of a winning show, all in Creative Arts categories honoring outstanding artistic and technical achievement in television. Creative Arts Emmys were announced in a five-part series televised on FXX Sept. 14-18, leading up to the Primetime Emmy Awards which were televised semi-virtually Sunday on ABC.

Will Files, a 2002 graduate of the School of Filmmaking, won for outstanding sound editing for an episode of the Netflix drama “Stranger Things”: “Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt.”

Richard Redlefsen, a 1986 graduate of the School of Dance high school program, won for outstanding prosthetic makeup for a series, limited series, movie or special for “Star Trek: Picard” on CBS.

In addition, Chris Parnell, a 1989 graduate of the School of Drama, voices the character of Jerry Smith, among others, on Adult Swim’s “Rick and Morty,” which won the award for outstanding animated program. He has performed on the program since it premiered in 2013.

“Our alumni from every discipline are performing at the very top of their industries, as these awards show,” said Chancellor Brian Cole. “We are proud of the work they do, which showcases the top-notch conservatory training they received at UNCSA.”

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September 21, 2020