by: Kate Nemarich
Posted: Jul 21, 2021 / 06:55 AM EDT
Updated: Jul 21, 2021 / 09:11 AM EDT
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) -Hollywood is coming to Northeast Tennessee in the form of the 21st Annual Golden Trailer Awards. The ceremonies recognize the creators of trailers and other film and video game marketing.
The ceremony is normally held in Los Angeles but will be held and live-streamed from the Niswonger Performing Arts Centers in Greeneville Thursday, July 22. The creators cited several reasons for the move including COVID-19 restrictions in LA.
“My sister and I have a tech startup called VUniverse and we were meeting with a company called TSG. TSG focuses on finding businesses they think would be great for the area,” said co-creator Evelyn Watters. “When we saw the NPAC center, the Niswonger Performing Arts Center we were blown away.”
“We were down there looking for our tech startup to try to bring the industry into the Eastern Tennessee corridor here and we got a tour of the Niswonger Performing Arts Center and it rivaled, we’ve been doing the show for 20 years, and it rivaled theaters in New York and Los Angeles,” said co-creator Monica Brady.