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Opportunity Knock$ Honored with Telly Award Best Reality TV Series
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Jun 05, 2023, 9:35 AM ET
After hearing six families' heart-wrenching financial hardships, renowned financial experts guide them toward empowerment and help viewers on their journeys.
Opportunity Knock$ is a social justice production, offering a fresh and innovative approach to reality television, focusing on empowering individuals to pursue their dreams and showcasing how viewers can join them on their transformational journeys. The program's companion tool, The Opportunity Finder, connects viewers with local nonprofits like the United Way, along with Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and not-for-profit credit unions, to help more families replicate the success of the families featured in the series. To date, viewers have connected with 30,000 local, nonprofit programs, including domestic violence shelters, business start-up services, immigration support and childcare and utility assistance.
Directed by veteran reality television producer Brian Spoor, who executive produced the series with Creator/Producer Jamie Strayer and Executive Producer Jenn George Hunter, Opportunity Knock$ features renowned financial experts Jean Chatzky, Louis Barajas, and Patrice Washington.
The Telly Awards, now in its 44th year, celebrates excellence in video and television across all screens. With thousands of entries from around the world, the Telly Awards honor outstanding productions that push the boundaries of innovation and creativity. Being recognized with this esteemed award is a testament to the dedication and talent of the Opportunity Knock$ team and the impactful message the series delivers.
"We are incredibly honored to receive the Telly Award for Opportunity Knock$," Creator Jamie Strayer said. "We made life-changing television and believe this award brings with it more viewers whose lives can be transformed."
The Silver Telly Award adds to Opportunity Knock$' growing list of accolades, cementing its position as a trailblazer in the reality television genre. The program is praised by the National Financial Counseling Association of America and Balance, premiered at FinCon and has been referred to as the "Ted Lasso of Reality Television" on Rotten Tomatoes, where it has earned a 100% audience score.
Opportunity Knock$ is distributed by American Public Television and presenting station WXXI. It is underwritten with generous support from Callahan & Associates, Balance and The National Council for Financial Opportunities. The Opportunity Finder was created in partnership with Wave2.
Media Kit is available at: https://www.opportunityknocks.net/tellyaward
Opportunity Knock$, showcasing everyday families along their journey to financial empowerment, Wins Prestigious Telly Award for Reality Television Series
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