The awards show will be held at Niswonger Performing Arts Center on Thursday, July 22, 2021
The Golden Trailer Awards (GTA) today announced their 21st annual awards ceremony will be live streamed from the Niswonger Performing Arts Center (NPAC) in Greenville, Tennessee. The GTAs is an unconventional ceremony that honors excellence in movie marketing, and this year is dedicated in appreciation of all the medical professionals, first responders and frontline workers who kept the country functioning throughout Covid’s economic shutdown. The ceremony will be livestreamed for industry and film fans alike.
The organizers chose the unique location of NPAC in idyllic Greeneville, TN as the location for the 21st GTAs for a multitude of reasons. Said Evelyn Brady-Watters, co-founder of the GTAs, “The show must go on, however with Los Angeles still under Covid restrictions, we set our sights on NPAC, a state of the art theatre in Greeneville, TN, a region with a rich cultural heritage, bountiful spirits and a burgeoning new tech sector — we are excited for our show to be live streamed from ‘Distillicon Valley’ this year!”
Sisters Evelyn Brady-Watters and Monica Brady founded the GTAs to recognize the incredibly talented professionals who created the trailers and film marketing; the unsung heroes of the entertainment industry, whose great works fuels the movie and streaming business yet largely remain anonymous as they aren’t typically credited at the end of the film or series. Said Brady-Watters, “This year, we are dedicating GTA21 as a tribute to all the unsung heroes in healthcare, food service, transportation, emergency services, and more who went to work (while we stayed home streaming) and kept us all going. We offer our sincerest gratitude and a night to enjoy a fun night of entertainment.”
GTA co-founder Monica Brady added, “The pandemic was a dramatic shift in how people view content, from going to movie theatres to streaming from home. This amazing talent and craft shines through and entertains us through good times and bad. We’re thrilled to celebrate the incredible and entertaining work of our industry professionals, as well as use this unique opportunity to thank everyone who got us through the shutdown.”
Content from studios, independent films, and foreign films were eligible to enter the awards, including categories Trailer for a Feature Film; TV Spots for a Feature Film; Trailer/Teaser/TV Spot for a TV/Streaming Series; Home Entertainment Trailer; Poster; Radio Spot; Digital & Innovative Advertising; and Title Sequence. Honorees from various genres will be celebrated, from Action to Drama, Animation, Thriller, Documentary, and more.
The jury consists of top-level directors, producers, actors, writers, executives and advertising creatives. GTA21 is sponsored by Gas Pump TV – “The Official Media Fueling Network”, TSG Partners, Spy Manor Productions, Sync Space and VUniverse, your guide to the streaming universe.