TCC Takes Home 16 Honors at 42nd Annual Telly Awards

TCC’s ‘This Ain’t Your Average Talk Show,’ Television Humanitarian Awards, and PSAs celebrated by premier video & TV awards program

June 7, 2021 (NEW YORK, NY) – The Creative Coalition swept several categories at the 42nd Annual Telly Awards, taking home 16 honors for its social impact campaigns, including “This Ain’t Your Average Talk Show,” the Television Humanitarian Awards, the “Artists Using Their Voices: COVID-19 and Obesity” PSA, as well as the “Give a Cluck: VOTE” PSA.

The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and is judged by leaders from video platforms, television, streaming networks, and production companies including Netflix, Dow Jones, Duplass Brothers Productions, Complex Networks, A&E Networks, Hearst Media, Nickelodeon, ESPN Films, RYOT, Partizan and Vimeo.

“In the face of a year like no other, The Creative Coalition has continued to defy the limitations of our new world, in continuing to create compelling and engaging work,” said Telly Awards Executive Director Sabrina Dridje. “This year’s submissions doubled down on what we already know about the industry. Creativity cannot be stopped. Collaboration will always prevail. New ideas and stories will always find a way to break through to an audience.”

“Leveraging the power of the arts to bring attention to the most pressing issues of our time is what drives our work,” said The Creative Coalition President Tim Daly. “We share these esteemed awards with the people whose stories are at the heart of these culture-changing projects.”

“The Creative Coalition is proud to be honored by the Telly Awards, not just once but 16 times in recognition of our social impact campaigns,” said Robin Bronk, CEO of The Creative Coalition. “It is our hope that these campaigns underscore the efficacy of the arts to move social welfare in the most positive direction.”

Last year, The Telly Awards attracted more than 12,000 entries from top video content producers including Adobe, Adult Swim, the BBC, Condé Nast, J. Paul Getty Museum, PBS, Playstation, RadicalMedia, T Brand Studio, Ogilvy & Mather and The Walt Disney Company.

The full list of the 42nd Annual Telly Awards winners can be found at

The Creative Coalition’s “This Ain’t Your Average Talk Show,” made possible with generous support from Novocure, was produced by Erich Bergen and Aimie Billon, and Executive Producers Robin Bronk and Tim Daly. Bergen, Billon, Bronk, and Daly also served as producers and executive producers of The Creative Coalition’s Television Humanitarian Awards, with gracious support from Novo Nordisk Inc.

The Creative Coalition’s “Give a Cluck: VOTE” PSA was directed by Levar Burton, written by Bill Prady, produced by Robin Bronk and Tim Daly. Additional credits include production designer David Gallo, editor Jeff Fisher, art director Viveca Gardiner, animator Steve Channon, music by Brian Wayy, audio mixing by Byl Carruthers, production manager Barbara Horvath, and production assistant Rachel Kleinhandler.

The Creative Coalition’s “Artists Using Their Voices: COVID-19 and Obesity” PSA was directed by Stephen Kessler and executive produced by Lesa Lakin with gracious support from Novo Nordisk Inc.


THE CREATIVE COALITION is the premier nonprofit, 501(c)(3) nonpartisan charity of the entertainment industry dedicated to using the power and platform of the arts and entertainment communities in award-winning public service and advocacy campaigns. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s president.

THE TELLY AWARDS is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council—an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks, reflective of the multiscreen industry The Telly Awards celebrates. Partners of The Telly Awards include Ghetto Film School, We Are Parable, LAPPG, NAB, Stash, Storyhunter, NYWIFT, Production Hub, IFP and Social Media Week.

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