Dallas VideoFest’s Bart Weiss Remembers Michael Nesmith | 2016 Ernie Kovacs Award Winner
Michael Nesmith, who Friday December 10th, lived in Dallas and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School before he became a Monkee. He accepted the Ernie Kovacs Award from Video Association of Dallas and Dallas VideoFest on Oct 1, 2016.
Bart Weiss, founder of Dallas VideoFest:
“I am very sad to hear of the passage of Michael Nesmith. On Oct 1, 2016, I got to meet him when we honored him with the Ernie Kovacs Award, for his pioneering work in video. I, of course, knew of his work, but it was such a pleasure to get to know him.
“That night was truly special. We’ve had many great honorees over the years, but Nesmith was deeply honored and spoke eloquently about his work and what he believed in. Then he turned around and talked about what the festival believed in. The evening started with a special video made by AMS Productions about Nez’s mother and how her company was so ahead of its time, hiring a multicultural workforce and giving paid maternity leave. Everyone who was there that night was touched by someone special. He will be missed, and he will be remembered.”
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