MANILA - ABS-CBN executives Ging Reyes and Robert Labayen have been named as members of the 2019 Grand Jury for the New York Festivals (NYF) Television and Film competition.
Reyes, head of ABS-CBN Integrated News & Current Affairs, and Labayen, head of ABS-CBN Integrated Creative Communications Management, will join other industry experts around the world in judging the entries to the NYF.
Reyes will also sit in the 2019 NYF Advisory Board with 18 other esteemed leaders in media.
Meanwhile, ABS-CBN will be vying for three awards at this year’s festival.
Its current affairs program “Mission Possible,” with its episode “Kapit Lang Anak,” made it as finalist in the Best Public Affairs Program Category.
The episode tells the story of Elsa Badilla, a single mother blind from glaucoma, and her daughter Sarah, who has Down Syndrome.
The plug for the same episode titled “Elsa and Sarah,” produced by ABS-CBN Creative Communications Management, also earned a nomination in the Station/Image Promotion category.
ABS-CBN DocuCentral’s “Local Legends” also made it to the final round of judging in the Biography/Profiles category. The documentary series earned a nod for its episode “Karne Norte,” which featured traditional corned beef-makers in Masbate.