N.E. Emmy nod

Documentary filmmaker and screenwriter Matt Sienkiewicz, a Communication Department assistant professor and media scholar, has added another Emmy nod to his list of professional accomplishments.

His 2016 public service announcement “Said No Drug Dealer Ever," which he co-produced for the Massachusetts' Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, has been nominated for the award by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Boston/New England chapter.

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'Said No Drug Dealer Ever' PSA

'Said No Drug Dealer Ever' — watch the PSA above; click here to learn more about the project.

The PSA—designed to resonate with a young audience and spur prospective opiate users to consider the issues that might follow their first pill, from side effects to costs to addiction—is nominated in the Community/Public Service Single-Spot category.

The NATAS Boston/NE chapter received more than 900 entries this year, from television stations, production companies, and other media entities across New England. Its 40th awards ceremony will be held on June 24 at the Marriott Boston Copley Place.

In 2005, Sienkiewicz received an Emmy nomination for Best Program Writing in New England for the television series Windy Acres (which won an Emmy for best entertainment program in New England); he videographed and produced Festa, which received an Emmy Nomination for Best Cultural Documentary in 2007.  

-University Communications