Circle R Commercials Win 5 Tellys

DALLAS Circle R Media has won two silver and three bronze Telly Awards honoring local, regional and cable TV commercials, the agency said.

Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Circle R is an independent production facility spun off from Radio Shack Corp.

Circle R won silver awards, the top prize in the Tellys, for two ads produced by Steve Dunning. “History,” a 30-second spot, displayed a garment manufacturer’s clothing through several decades. “Come Together-XMODS” was an in-theater commercial featuring young adults racing customizable radio-controlled cars.

A Dunning-produced, 30-second commercial called “Monster Trucks-ZipZaps” for RadioShack also won a bronze.

A commercial and training video produced by Christopher Bigbie also earned bronze awards, the agency said. Bigbie also recently received three certificates for creative excellence from the U.S. International Film and Video Festival.

The Telly Awards committee received more than 12,500 entries this year, the agency said.

David E. Carter, a former Emmy and Clio winner, founded the Telly Awards in 1978 to recognize cable TV commercials. Non-broadcast video and TV program categories were later added.