Alum Weston Green wins New York Emmy Award
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
SALINAS CALIFORNIAN -- The winning video tells the story of Missy Miller of Atlantic Beach, New York, and her fight to get medical marijuana legalized in that state. Her motive was her 14-year-old son, Oliver. The teen was born with a brain stem injury and was suffering from hundreds of seizures daily. It has been found that certain strains of marijuana can reduce seizures in children. Miller rallied other parents with children in need of medical marijuana and captured the attention of a New York state senator who pushed a medical marijuana bill. The Emmy, said Green, “Establishes that what we’re doing is working. We’re telling emotional stories that affect our audiences.” A 2008 San Francisco State University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in cinema and marketing, Green has worked his way up to his present position through several videography jobs.