The recognition that Green Screen Adventures has received speaks to its success, the meticulous work that goes into its production, and the positive impact the program has on children.

GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES – WINNER OF SEVEN NATIONAL AWARDS and the highest Five-Star Rating by Common Sense Media, which independently reviews all children’s media.

Daytime Emmy® Award – National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences


The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Award. GSA ensemble members Jessica Honor Carleton and Scott Gryder accepted the award for Outstanding Achievement in Makeup. Carleton also serves as the program’s Senior Writer and Puppet Designer.

“It is an honor to be recognized for our work; we are very passionate about our mission to further literacy and thrilled to receive this award,’ said Gail Sikevitz, Weigel Broadcasting Co.’s Director of Educational Programming.

Norman H. Shapiro, President of Weigel added, “The program has several goals, but most importantly to make a difference. We believe encouraging writing and literacy among grammar school students makes a difference in their lives. With Green Screen Adventures, teachers have an additional means to inspire writing and promote a sense of pride. Imagine what it means to a child to write a story…and then see that story performed on television. Just imagine. For some it means dreams can come true.”

2010 and 2009 Clarion Award – Association of Women in Communications for excellence in children’s programming.

The Clarion Awards is a national program that recognizes excellence in all areas of communications. Green Screen Adventures has been selected to receive this honor twice!

“It is an honor to be recognized for the valuable work we are doing in the community,” notes Gail Sikevitz, director of educational programming for Weigel Broadcasting Co. and producer of Green Screen Adventures. “Inspiring children to write by featuring their stories on television is a powerful way to encourage young people to communicate and express themselves.”

2010 and 2008 Gabriel Award – The Catholic Academy for Communication Arts for Excellence in Programming


Green Screen Adventures has been honored twice by The Catholic Academy for Communication Arts for excellence in programming. The award honors work that uplifts and nourishes the human spirit through the positive, creative treatment of concerns to humankind.

The Green Screen team represented Weigel Broadcasting Co. at the 2008 Gabriel Awards ceremony. Frank Murdock, the president of the Catholic Academy congratulates the group. Pictured (L to R) Jessica Carleton, Fred Weintraub, Liz O’Neill, Gail Sikevitz, Frank Murdock, Frankie Benavides, Ariel Coleman-Turner, and Christopher Faulkner.

2010 Telly Award for Children’s Programming


The Telly Awards honor the finest film and video productions and outstanding local, regional, and cable television. Their mission has been to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity.

2009 Service to America Award for Children – National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation


We are pleased to be acknowledged by the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation,” said Norman H. Shapiro, president of Weigel Broadcasting Co. “We believe that Green Screen Adventures is a show that makes a difference: one class at a time, one story at a time, one student at a time. The program has several goals, not only to encourage writing and literacy among students, but also to provide an inspirational tool for teachers and perhaps, most importantly, to promote a sense of pride and that dreams can come true.”

Norman Shapiro, president of Weigel Broadcasting Co., was presented with the Service to America Award for the company’s children’s television series Green Screen Adventures at the 2009 National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation ceremony in Washington D.C. FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell presented the award.

2008 Emmy for Direction – Christopher Faulkner Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Television Academy


Five-Star Rating – Common Sense Media Review