Salem Alumna Wins Emmy Award

February 1, 2013
still frame from Emilia Fuentes Grant's Emmy winning video short

Salem College 2008 graduate Emilia Fuentes Grant was recently honored with an Emmy Award for her work on the video short “Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage.” The short won for “Best Informational/Instructional Program” in the Midsouth Region.

The video, produced by Soomo Publishing, a web text publisher based in Asheville, N.C., is a parody of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” music video, focusing on the women’s suffrage movement, Alice Paul and the group of White House protestors known as “The Silent Sentinels.” Grant created the concept and wrote the lyrics and script for the video. Grant was also nominated for best “Writer: Informational/Instructional Program.”

The Midsouth Emmy Awards are a division of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and honors members of the television industry in Alabama, North Carolina and Tennessee.

Watch the video here