July 12, 2013
MASTERPIECE’s Erin Delaney named 2013-14 Margret and Hans Rey/Curious George ProducerBOSTON, Mass. (July 12, 2013)– MASTERPIECE producer Erin Delaney has been selected as the 2013-2014 Margret and Hans Rey/Curious George Producer, awarded each year to an outstanding WGBH producer.
As a pivotal MASTERPIECE team member, Delaney has guided the series into the digital age, building relationships among partners, applying a creative to eye to promos, trailers, and press reels, and helping in the highly successful 2008 rebranding strategy. Delaney has worked on recent hits such as Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Foyle’s War, Wallander, andThe Complete Jane Austen, among other productions since joining MASTERPIECE in 1993.
Made possible through a bequest from author Margret Rey to WGBH through the Curious George Foundation, the Margret and Hans Rey/Curious George Producership enables a WGBH producer to work in an area that reflects Rey’s broad interests, including science, public affairs, arts, health and children’s programming. In 1941, Margret Rey and her husband, Hans, introduced the world to Curious George. The couple would go on to write six more Curious George books together.
"Margret Rey was a longstanding and generous supporter of WGBH—and a champion of interests that are central to public media," said John Abbott, WGBH President and CEO. "We're delighted to honor her memory by recognizing a stand-out producer with the Rey Producership: Erin Delaney, Producer for Masterpiece and one of the key creative forces behind that ever more popular WGBH-produced drama series."
Delaney is the ninth WGBH employee to receive the Rey Producership since its inception in 2000. A television producer and editor, Delaney produces, handles creative direction, and cultivates series strategy for MASTERPIECE, WGBH’s award-winning British drama series. Prior to applying her talents at MASTERPIECE, Delaney edited and produced numerous other WGBH series and projects, including ARTHUR and THE GALAXY PROJECT, a children’s literacy series.
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WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web, including Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Arthur, Curious George, and more than a dozen other prime-time, lifestyle, and children’s series. WGBH’s television channels include WGBH 2, WGBH 44, and the digital channels World and Create. WGBH TV productions focusing on the region’s diverse community include Greater Boston, Basic Black, High School Quiz Show, and Neighborhood Kitchens. WGBH Radio serves listeners across New England with 89.7 WGBH, Boston Public Radio; 99.5 WCRB, Classical New England; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® Station. WGBH also is a major source of programs for public radio (among them, PRI’s The World®), a leader in educational multimedia (including PBS LearningMedia™, providing the nation’s educators with free, curriculum-based digital content), and a pioneer in technologies and services that make media accessible to deaf, hard of hearing, blind, and visually impaired audiences. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards and Oscars. Find more information at wgbh.org.