MetaMedia Takes Golden Eagle Cine Award For SMOHIT’s Stressors DVD

MetaMedia Training International, Inc. has won a spring 2009 Golden Eagle CINE Award for a DVD-based training program developed for the Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust (SMOHIT). The competition category for the award was Business – Safety, Training, and Employee Development. “The content of Sheet Metal Stressors illustrates both the diverse nature of the training resources we produce and the high quality of our instructional design and technical capabilities,” said MetaMedia Vice President Chris Held, who also served as Project Manager for the SMOHIT program. “It puts us in good company with other award winners from this year like The History Channel, NBC, Discovery, National Geographic, and CBS.”

Intended for both classroom and individual use, SMOHIT’s Sheet Metal Stressors is an awareness program for sheet metal workers that addresses how to deal with sources of daily stress. The video follows the life of a typical worker through the trials of family, financial, and work-related problems along with that of ongoing substance abuse. Different avenues of assistance are explored during therapy sessions while the man relives his downward spiral.

Held each spring and fall, the CINE Golden Eagle Film and Video Competition involves hundreds of volunteer media and content specialists who judge entries in several moving-image genres. Over the years, the judging procedure has evolved into an efficient multi-stage jury process to determine which productions are deserving of the coveted CINE Golden Eagle Award. The award acknowledges high quality production in a variety of content categories for professional, independent, and student filmmakers. Each year, hundreds of jurors judge nearly 1,000 entries in 32 categories. “This statue represents the fourth CINE award given to MetaMedia in the last five years,” said Held. “It’s certainly a long-running point of pride for both our staff and clients like SMOHIT.”

Renowned for the Golden Eagles it awards for excellence in the production of film, television, video and new media, CINE celebrated its first half-century in 2007. Founded in 1957 by a consortium representing business, education, and government to depict American life and thought realistically for a global audience, CINE continues to recognize and foster the highest quality of non-theatrical film and video production through its semi-annual competitions. Along with these competitions, CINE offers development workshops for established film and video professionals and students. For 25 years, MetaMedia Training International has designed, developed, and delivered performance-based training and communications programs for government agencies, global corporations, and nonprofit organizations. MetaMedia provides state-of-the-art instruction in formats that include eLearning, mLearning, DVD, CD-ROM, and print media. For more information, please call (301) 515-6300 or visit us on the Web at

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