WEST HOLLYWOOD—The city of West Hollywood received an Emmy Award during the Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards presentation on July 23 in the category of public service announcement for the city’s WeHo TV Channel’s 60-second video “Winter Is Here! But the Drought Is Far From Over.” According to a press release from the city of West Hollywood, the PSA is a parody of the hit HBO show “Game of Thrones.”
“The City of West Hollywood’s Communications Department consistently produces award-winning materials for community outreach and engagement — I’m proud of this achievement and at the high caliber of the work we do,” said City of West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister. “This Game of Thrones-inspired drought parody is just one example of how West Hollywood utilizes creativity and innovation to capture the imaginations of people in our community.”
The video shows audiences a storybook tour of what West Hollywood could look like if the drought continues. To accept the award on behalf of the City of West Hollywood were Mayor Lauren Meister; Director of Communications Lisa Marie Belsanti; Public Information Officer Joshua Schare; and Assistant to the City Manager Janet Jimenez.
West Hollywood partnered with Change the Course for the video. Change the Course, is the first of-its-kind water campaign that leverages its partners — Participant Media, National Geographic Society and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation — to engage communities in understanding how daily choices affect water usage and inspire people to take action in their own lives and pledge to conserve water.
The video is available on the city’s WeHoTV YouTube Channel at https://youtu.be/ybKFa2X6RB8.
By Shatai Melvin and Casey Jacobs