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Posted on: February 25, 2016



February 25, 2016
For Immediate Release

CMM Orientation Video Wins a 2016 Telly Award

The Telly Awards has named the Calvert Marine Museum Orientation Video as a Silver winner in the 37th Annual Telly Awards. With nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents, the Telly Awards are one of the most prestigious in video/film production (second to the Emmys). Silver is the highest award and approximately 7 to 10% of entrants are chosen as Silver Telly Award winners.

The Calvert Marine Museum contracted with Think Speak Act, LLC to produce a new video welcoming visitors to the Calvert Marine Museum. This project was made possible by a grant from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority. The “Welcome to the Calvert Marine Museum” video is a winner in the non-broadcast/cultural category. Click here to view the video at

Think Speak Act, LLC is a very efficient, effective and compact production pair, with main videographer and audio engineer, J. Michael Roche and primary writer, producer and editor, Tanya Spann Roche. An award-winning “green” video production company since 2004, they have over 45 years of combined production experience from broadcast and documentary to PSAs, campaign spots and web videos.

“We are thrilled that the orientation film has garnered this prestigious award. Working with Tanya and Michael Roche, the Think Speak Act team, was an absolute pleasure. We told them that we wanted to give our visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the museum they don’t see, in fact can’t see, on a visit, and I think Tanya and Michael achieved that,” said deputy director, Sherrod Sturrock.

Founded in 1978, The Telly Awards honors excellence in outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. It is one of the most sought-after awards by industry leaders, from large international firms to local production companies and ad agencies.

Judges consist of a group of highly qualified advertising, production and creative professionals that have previously won a Silver Telly Award. They are from all regions of the United States, representing large and small firms including advertising agencies, TV stations, production houses and corporate video departments. To find out more about the Telly Awards visit their website at

Photos attached:
Michael Roche, videographer and audio engineer
Michael Roche, videographer at work with Carey Crane, CMM Curator of Exhibits
Telly Award

Press Contact: Traci Cimini - 410-326-2042, ext. 62 or email

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