News Updates:  May 10, 2009







   Houston Filmmaker

  Karen Aptekar

 Wins 4 Telly Awards

(The 30th Annual Telly Awards)




Houston Filmmaker Karen Aptekar is proud to show us the four "Telly's" that were given to her from the 2009 30th Annual Telly Awards for her award winning  13-minute documentary film "Saving Evan White" in the categories of Use of Music, Low Budget and Charitable/Not for Profit and Social Issues.

Ms. Aptekar created the film to put a face on the problem of medically frail young adults who ďage outĒ of Pediatric Medicaid upon turning 21.  The three-minute advocacy version was and is being distributed to Texas State Representatives and Senators as part of the effort to pass SB2241.

The documentary short also received a Bronze Remi Award at the 2009 42nd WorldFest-Houston Independent International Film Festival in the category of "Social/Economic Issues" in April 2009 and was premiered at SXSW Reel Womenís Showcase in Austin. 

Karen continues to submit the documentary to festivals worldwide. For more information about Karenís project go to and join the Facebook group "Saving Evan White."