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Film alumna wins Emmy for ‘Bloody Thursday’

August 3, 2010

Brenda Brkusic

Brenda Brkusic (BFA/FTV ’04) has won a Los Angeles Area Emmy Award along with co-producer Jack Baric for their documentary film Bloody Thursday. Chapman alumnus Jared Cotton co-directed the film with Chris Burke.

Bloody Thursday is a revealing documentary about the struggle of the West Coast dockworkers during the Great Depression. The one-hour film that debuted on KOCE public television was one of three nominees in the category of Arts, Culture and History.

Brkusic, KOCE-TV’s OC Channel Manager, is the executive producer of the film.

“I am extremely proud that we have won a Los Angeles Area Emmy Award,” said Brkusic. “PBS stations around the country are currently airing Bloody Thursday, and I am thrilled that millions of people will have the opportunity to experience this inspirational and powerful moment in American history.”

Last year, Brkusic won the prestigious Telly Award for her film Freedom from Despair. The Telly Awards honor the best local, regional and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions.

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