By Sheila English
Brentwood, CA. Aug. 1, 2011
Leader in Book Trailer Production Wins Six Awards
Book Trailers® promote books through video and are created to both entertain and inform readers about books prior to purchase or as a fun way to create conversation in the online universe that is social media. Though each year the publishing industry asks the question, “Do book trailers® work?” the public continues to find them interesting and worth discussing, sharing and even voting on.
This year, the top producer of Book Trailers®, Circle of Seven Productions, the company that not only popularized the book trailer® market but also holds the US registered trademark for the term “book trailer”, hit the jackpot in trailer awards with six wins only halfway through 2011.
The company is not new to winning awards for trailers. Circle of Seven Productions (COS Productions) has won awards every year since 2005. This year the company won the of the prestigious Telly Awards for This World We Live In, which won for its movie theater trailer, Devious by Lisa Jackson which won in the ever-popular Entertainment Category and a new category win this year includes a book event trailer entitled ThrillerFest 2011 created for the International Thriller Writers Organization. Other companies to win Tellys this year include FOX SPORTS NET, Nickelodeon, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Time Warner Cable, Turner Studios and many others. Only 18 to 25% of entrants earn awards.
Winner of the Best Book Trailer Award from the International Movie Trailer Festival, COS Productions was excited to have the book trailer® author interview with Stephen Baker author of Final Jeopardy! Man vs. Machine in the Quest to Know Everything win the top award. The competition received hundreds of entrants and included judges such as Scott Resenfelt, producer of Mystic Pizza, Smoke Signals and Home Alone, Thomas Lenz, public relations consultant and film journalist in Germany, Brenda Nieborsky the Director of Film festival services for Openfilm.com among other notable professionals.
Two Empixx Awards were given this week to the company. One for Devious, which also won a Telly Award and the other was for You Belong To Me thriller trailer, the novel by Karen Rose. The Empixx Awards are judged by filmmakers and ad agencies.
COS Productions, which started in 2002, creates book trailers® and other types of book video for authors, agencies and publishers. Some of their clients include Simon & Schuster Publishing, HMH Publishing, Kensington Publishing, Random House Publishing, HarperCollins Publishing, Wizards of the Coast, National Geographic, Wiley Publishing and many others. Find out more at www.cosproductions.com.