Wheeling Company Excited About Emmy Nomination For Courthouse Documentary
A Wheeling-based company is up for a pretty big honor.
The Walkabout Company produced a movie titled "Living Monuments - West Virginia's Courthouses," and it's nominated for a regional Emmy.
One of the courthouses featured in the film is Marshall County's.
The project was sponsored by the West Virginia Association of Counties. It works to highlight the significant contribution of the state's courthouses to history, architecture, and community.
The one hour documentary first aired on public television in West Virginia in 2011. Friday, 7 News caught up with producer Deb Warmuth to get her take.
Warmuth said the project got a great response from the community. "When we found out in June that it was also nominated for an Emmy, it was just extra excitement," Warmuth said. "We were proud of it as members of West Virginia, but then there was an extra thrill because you are recognized by your peers."
Warmuth said the most interesting thing the crew learned during the production of the documentary was how many people here in the Mountain State really treasure their courthouse.
You can get a copy of "Living Monuments - West Virginia's Courthouses" at the Wheeling Artisan Center.The proceeds will go back into future courthouse projects, including a full color book scheduled to be published at the end of this October. The release will help celebrate West Virginia's 150th year as a state. The book will feature the history and architecture of all 55 county courthouses.