Biz Kid$ Garners 3 Emmy Nominations

Biz Kid$ has stiff competition, coming up against PBS brethren Sesame Street and literacy show The Electric Company.

Biz Kid$, the youth-focused and credit union-funded financial education show on public television, received three Daytime Emmy nominations.

The categories are Outstanding Directing In A Children’s Series, Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Photography (Film or Electronic) and Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing for Live Action and Animation.

These awards speak to the quality of the show and its message for financial awareness, according to the show’s executive producer Jamie Hammond.

“We are thrilled to have received three nominations from the Academy,” added Hammond. “However, the most rewarding response is the wonderful acceptance from the teachers from across the country who recognize the show’s value as an educational tool.”

Biz Kid$ has stiff competition, coming up against PBS brethren Sesame Street and literacy show The Electric Company.

Biz Kid$ has received seven Emmy nominations in total, winning once in 2009. It also won the credit union industry’s prestigious Herb Wegner Award earlier that year. 

The show is wholly funded by the credit union industry through a partnership between Invest in America and America’s Credit Unions.

“Credit unions’ support for Biz Kid$ as a financial education resource demonstrates the movement’s commitment to better educating today’s youth,” said the Washington Credit Union Foundation’s RoxAnne Kruger, who helps oversee funding for the program. “This show is helping kids prepare for tomorrow’s business and economic challenges.”

PBS led the television networks with 57 nominations—mostly for its children’s programming and cooking shows—followed by ABC with 56.

The 38th Daytime Emmys will be handed out on June 19 at a ceremony in Las Vegas broadcast live on CBS, and are presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

 

Questions? Contact Foundation Development Associate Josalyn Alston: 206.340.4814, jalston@nwcua.org.