The first episode of Re-InventionTV’s “Best Places to Live in New Jersey” was recently honored with a New York Emmy for Best Magazine Series and soon, the company will be setting its sights on Queens.
Executive Producer Alan Goldsher, who partners with Richard McIntosh, explains his vision behind the series was “to celebrate the everyday places, people, homes, attractions and proud history that make each area where people call home unique, loved and appreciated by both its new and established residents.”
“The Emmys are an important TV industry acknowledgement and we were delighted to be nominated and win such a prestigious award,” Goldsher said about the achievement. “Making good television is a collaborative effort requiring the skills and contributions of the many people who helped make the series and this Emmy-awarded episode possible; we are fortunate to work with very creative people and could not have achieved this show without them.”
Goldsher, who also serves as director of marketing for the Queens Tribune, said he was now working on episodes highlighting five neighborhoods in Queens: Flushing, Astoria, Long Island City, Forest Hills and Jamaica, which will be the first neighborhood featured.
Re-InventionTV is a content creator, developer and provider that has created several initiatives to help print media reach new audiences and establish cross-platform sources of revenue.
“Best Places to Live in New Jersey” was the first series of the young production company, which was formed only 18 months ago, reaching over three million households across the state of New Jersey as it airs over NJTV. The remaining five episodes will broadcast over spring and summer of 2013 and highlight such locals as the Jersey Shore towns of Asbury Park and Long Branch, and other episodes visiting Morristown, Montclair, Montvale, Ho-Ho-Kus and Alpine.
The first episode was hosted by Jason Sheftell, an award-winning real estate editor for the New York Daily News. It explores the history, culture and real estate that embody the evolving neighborhoods of Hoboken and Jersey City, New Jersey in the show.
During the course of the episode, Sheftell unveils these two cities lined with quaint architecture, showcasing the beauty and personality of their streets and people, as he meets owners of iconic local shops and restaurants.
“It’s a show that rebuffs myths and takes on stereotypes,” says Sheftell. “Both of these towns, and many across America, have so much going on beneath the surface. It takes a real journalist, someone who finds stories every day, to bring them out.”