Denver, Colorado – Officials from Orion Multimedia, the world’s largest producer of outdoor adventure television, have announced that the fly fishing television series Buccaneers & Bones and Pirates of the Flats were each honored by the Silver Telly Council during the 32nd Annual Telly Awards. The first episode of Outdoor Channel’s Buccaneers & Bones won a Bronze Telly in the category Nature & Wildlife, while the final episode of ESPN2’s Pirates of the Flats won a Bronze Telly for Editing. The 32nd Annual Telly awards honor film and television productions which aired in 2010. Both series were produced by Orion Multimedia in cooperation with Bonefish & Tarpon Trust.
Taped at famed resorts Belize River Lodge and El Pescador in Belize, as well as The Tarpon Lodge and Ocean Reef Club in Florida, Buccaneers & Bones chronicles an all-star cast of anglers as they pursue the greatest saltwater species of the flats. Starring news anchor Tom Brokaw, actor Michael Keaton, Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, author Tom McGuane, actor Zach Gilford, BTT Board Member Bill Klyn, angling pioneer Stu Apte, and Reel-Women founder Lori-Ann Murphy, the series also showcases the remarkable work of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust researchers as they work to unlock the secrets of bonefish and tarpon. Buccaneers & Bones continues to air on Outdoor Channel.
The series Pirates of the Flats earned its fifth Telly award along with a national Emmy nomination, as it had already earned 2009 honors in Nature & Wildlife, Graphics, Editing, and Videography. As the precursor to Buccaneers & Bones, Pirates of the Flats was taped over a 2-week span on Abaco Island in the Bahamas. The series aired on ESPN2 and was the highest rated saltwater series in the first quarter of 2010 and the second-highest overall outdoor series for the period.
For more information about Buccaneers & Bones and Pirates of the Flats, please contact Kevin Fay, [email protected]