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Student documentary receives nomination for regional Emmy Award

A short documentary film produced by a student team in the entertainment and media studies department at UGA’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication is a ­finalist in a major regional competition.

The film, Classic City Queens, has been ­recognized as a nominee in the long-form, ­nonfiction category for a Student Production Award by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Southeast. The awards ­ceremony will take place June 9 in Atlanta.

Students Trey Leonard (producer), Andie Leeds (director), Alana Casto (editor) and ­Connor Gettmann (sound recordist) developed it as a project for EMST 5170, “Documentary ­Production,” taught in spring 2017 by Melissa Jackson.

It shines a light on the drag community of Athens through the eyes of UGA student Alex Suarez.