Press Release: Deja View Wins a Telly Award!


Dark Maze Studios Wins a Telly Award
32nd Annual Telly Awards honors the very best commercials, videos, films and Internet work

NEW YORK CITY, NY – 06/20/2011 – The winners of the 32nd Annual Telly Awards have been announced, with Ed Glaser of Dark Maze Studios taking home a statuette for the online video series “Deja View”. With nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this year’s Telly Awards has been one of the most successful and competitive in the long history of the Telly Awards.

In “Deja View”, producer and host Ed Glaser spotlights unauthorized foreign remakes of popular American films. Featuring Indian versions of “Harry Potter” and “A Nightmare on Elm St.”, a Turkish adaptation of “Superman”, and a Brazilian “Planet of the Apes”, Glaser compares these films to their Hollywood counterparts and discusses the context in which they were produced. The episode on “Savior of the Earth” — the Korean “TRON” — won a Telly in the Informational category.

“I have an intense fascination with these remakes,” explains Glaser, who in 2009 produced the first English language release of the 1986 film “Rampage (Korkusuz)” — the so-called “Turkish Rambo.” “It’s a thrill that other people are as interested in these films as I am, and I’m honored to win a Telly Award for ‘Deja View.’”

Other Telly Award winners this year include NBC Universal, Blizzard Entertainment, Turner Studios, FOX Sports Net, Nickelodeon, Walt Disney, Discovery Channel, Time Warner Cable, and Cartoon Network.

About Dark Maze Studios
Dark Maze Studios is a Champaign, IL-based independent studio that strives to produce high-quality entertainment on budgets Hollywood would consider pocket change. Dark Maze has produced a number of successful films and web series since 2002. For more about Dark Maze Studios, visit

About The Telly Awards
Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and web commercials, videos and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.

Ed Glaser, President
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And here’s the winning video:

6 Responses to “Press Release: Deja View Wins a Telly Award!

  • all space ninja fans
    10 years ago

    🙂 this makes up for space ninja

  • Daniel
    10 years ago

    Congratulations you deserve it!

  • Ed, you rock! Congratulations! They’ll have to revise the Micro-Urban video now to add the number of Telly awards won by CU folks 🙂

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