2 Pinoys get Emmy nods for work on 'Pan-Am,' 'Touch'

by Yong Chavez, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Posted at Sep 17 2012 04:57 PM | Updated as of Sep 18 2012 12:57 AM

LOS ANGELES, California - Two Filipinos were nominated for Emmys for their visual effects work in two US TV shows "Pan-Am" and "Touch."

In an exclusive interview with ABS-CBN, Meliza Fermin and Tony Ocampo said they are proud to represent Filipinos at the Creative Arts Emmys.

One week before the primetime Emmys, the prestigious organization honors outstanding work featured on Hollywood's best shows.
Walking alongside stars on the red carpet are other nominated choreographers, animators, musicians and other people who work behind the scenes.

Fermin previously won an Emmy for her work in the TV show "Heroes."

"If you're passionate about it, it doesn't feel like you're working hard because you're so into that you just get lost in your work, so it's nice," she said.

Ocampo said there are a growing number of Filipinos in the industry.
"Ah, madami na. The thing is you have to prove yourself eh. When you come here, you have to prove yourself. You can't just come here and expect them to give you a work visa, a green card, you have to prove yourself talaga," he said.

Ocampo has already received several trophies from the Visual Effects Society and nominations for his work in TV shows like "Grey's Anatomy," "CSI," and "Walking Dead."