"And the Emmy goes to Free Spirit Media!"

By FSM Communications

Free Spirit Media was honored to receive the Emmy for Outstanding Achievement for Public Service Announcement at the 2010 NATAS Chicago / Midwest Emmy Awards held at the Park West on November 6, 2010. A team of youth from North Lawndale College Prep (NLCP) collaborated with Free Spirit Media to create the PSA, titled “Being Big is a Choice,” which demonstrates the negative impact of gun violence on communities and emphasizes the importance of each individual considering the power of a decision.

The NLCP student contributors were Lamar Allen, Charles Carter, Clemesha Grayer, Demetria Howard, Ashia Ratcliff, Kendell Richards, and Montel Williams. FSM producers Jeff McCarter and Christiana Santos worked collaboratively with the youth on the production, which can be viewed here.

We are so proud of these creative and dedicated young people!

 Lamar, Clemesha, Ashia and Demetriawith the Emmy

Lamar, Clemesha, Ashia and Demetriawith the Emmy

 Montel Williams holding the Emmy

Montel Williams holding the Emmy