Emmy Award Winner Joel Bach receives Golden Goody Award for Social Good
For producing Powerful Climate Change Storytelling for 60 Minutes and Years of Living Dangerously
To magnify good, Emmy Award Winner Joel Bach is being honored with a Golden Goody Award (our top humanitarian award) for powerful climate change storytelling for over a decade. This top award from the Goody Awards is being presented in sync with the Climate March (Sept 21, 2014), Social Good Summit (September 21-22) and Climate Summit 2014 (September 23) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.
Joel Bach is receiving this lifetime achievement award for bringing climate change stories to the big screen thru “60 Minutes”, PSAs, and as Co-Creator and Executive Producer for “Years of Living Dangerously” (a Showtime documentary TV series that was just released on DVD http://bit.ly/yearsoflivingdangerously).
Today, the “Years of Living Dangerously” team is participating in the “Largest Climate March in history” in New York City. Co-Creators Joel Bach and David Gelber worked with a power team, including Executive Producers (James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Daniel Abbasi and Maria Wilhelm), 14 Correspondents, 11 Co-Producers and a Production team of 60+.
“Years of Living Dangerously” includes 16 stories over 9 one-hour episodes, and was just released on DVD (September 7, 2014). Topics include “A Dangerous Future” (Matt Damon), “End of the Woods” (Harrison Ford), “Ice and Brimstone” (Lesley Stahl and Ian Somerhalder), “Revolt, Rebuild and Renew” (Jessica Alba) and more.
Over his seven years at “60 Minutes”, Joel produced 22 stories that won 3 Emmys. Using his news storytelling skills, Joel most recently co-created with fellow “60 Minutes” Producer David Gelber a news storytelling series, “Years of Living Dangerously.”
Goody Awards Founder Liz H Kelly shared, “We are grateful to Joel’s fans on Twitter for nominating him for this special Golden Goody Award, and for helping us magnify his powerful messages about the dangers of climate change. Thank you Joel for your compassion and for using film to tell this story, along with giving actions that we can all take now to save the planet.”
From the “Years of Living Dangerously” offices in New York City, Joel Bach accepted the award from Goody Awards Ambassador Kelly Mayer by sharing, “I am so honored to receive this award. It means that ‘Years of Living Dangerously’ struck a chord with people, and that feels amazing. The reason David Gelber and I embarked on this crazy adventure four years ago was to raise awareness on climate change and encourage people to take action. It’s become clear that action is being taken, and that makes it all worthwhile. Thanks again, Goody Awards, I am deeply touched.”
And this climate change prevention documentary series keeps winning awards! “Years of Living Dangerously” won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Nonfiction Series, and was also honored with an Environmental Media Award. This week, the team was also honored with a prestigious Special Jury Award at the Science Media Awards.
Previous winners of the Golden Goody Award have included Ian Somerhalder (“Vampire Diaries” star and Activist, who is a Correspondent in “Years of Living Dangerously” ), Louie Psihoyos, Director of Academy Award Winning Documentary “The Cove”, Anna Cummins, Founder of “5 Gyres”, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Sir Nicholas Winton (who has been on “60 Minutes”) and more.
Thank you Joel Bach and everyone on the “Years of Living Dangerously” team. And special thanks to everyone who has supported Joel’s climate change awareness productions over the years. It’s a big world with big climate change challenges, and everyone needs to know how to get involved. http://yearsoflivingdangerously.com/executive-producer/joel-bach/
© Goody Awards 2014