WEST HOLLYWOOD — The city received an Emmy Award winner July 23 during the Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards presentation in the category of public service announcement for the city’s WeHo TV Channel’s 60-second video “Winter Is Here! But the Drought Is Far From Over.”
Award winners were selected by national and Los Angeles area peer group members within the Television Academy.
“The city of West Hollywood’s Communications Department consistently produces award-winning materials for community outreach and engagement,” Mayor Lauren Meister said. “I’m proud of this achievement and at the high caliber of the work we do.”
The video was a parody of HBO’s Emmy-winning series “Game of Thrones.” Designed as a mock TV series preview trailer, the minute-long video takes audiences on a dramatic journey; however, instead of traveling through the mythical land of Westeros, viewers travel on a storybook tour of what a fictional West Hollywood may look like if the drought continues. The video is available on the city’s WeHoTV YouTube Channel at https://youtu.be/ybKFa2X6RB8.
It was developed and produced in house by the city’s Communications Department. Execution of creative services was provided by Zoo Crew Productions (formerly ZooFX), a full-service TV and Video Production House, and by director Josh Morgerman of Symblaze.
The video was released in partnership with Change the Course, a first-of-its-kind water sustainability campaign that leverages its partners — Participant Media, National Geographic Society and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation — to engage communities in understanding how daily choices affect water usage and inspire people to take action in their own lives and pledge to conserve water.