LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 24, 2024 – Infinite Reality (“iR” or the “Company”), a leading global provider of cutting-edge virtual, AI-powered immersive experiences, announced today that two Thunder StudioS projects have been nominated for Telly Awards, which honor excellence in video and television across all screens. 

iR clients and partners Esports Awards were shortlisted by the Telly Awards Judging Council in the People’s Telly category for Online Series, Shows & Segments for the 2023 Esports Awards broadcast. The 2023 Esports Awards, presented by Lexus and streamed live from Resorts World Las Vegas, celebrated the year’s top performances and stories, and featured some of the most influential esports personalities. View this entry here.

Also nominated for a Telly Award in the category of Immersive & Mixed Reality is “Black Adam,” featuring Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Khalil Mack. ESPN CreativeWorks and Stept Studios worked with cutting-edge virtual environment technology at iR’s Thunder Studios’ XR Stage to blend the use of virtual and live action production. View this entry here. 

“Infinite Reality is honored to see our Thunder Studios projects recognized with Telly Award nominations,” said John Acunto, CEO of Infinite Reality. “Thunder Studios continues to push the boundaries of immersive experiences that show our commitment to pushing boundaries that underscore the unparalleled creativity and dedication of our team. This achievement is a testament to the limitless possibilities when technology, creativity, and vision converge.”  

“Infinite Reality is proud to have collaborated on these two incredible projects, and proud that our production technology and talent supported our clients’ visions for immersive digital experiences that are truly special, unique, and compelling,” said Sean Cross, President of Infinite Reality Entertainment. “We hope our fans will enjoy these stunning, exciting videos and visit the Telly Awards to rate, vote, and share.”

“Thunder Studios continues to redefine the landscape of innovation and creative excellence, showcased by our recent nominations for the prestigious Telly Awards,” said Rolando Nichols, President of Thunder Studios. “These accolades highlight our unwavering commitment to pioneering AI-powered immersive digital experiences that resonate and captivate with audiences on a global scale.” 

Founded in 1979 to honor local, regional and cable television commercials, with non-broadcast video and television programming added soon after, the Telly Awards have evolved with the rise of digital video to include branded content, documentary, social media, immersive and more. The Telly Awards today celebrates the best work in the video medium in an exciting new era of the moving image on and offline. The Telly Awards receive more than 12,000 entries from six continents and all 50 states, from advertising agencies, television stations, production companies and publishers from around the world. Judging is by top advertising and production professionals. For more information visit https://www.tellyawards.com


About Infinite Reality

Infinite Reality (“iR”) is an innovative technology and entertainment company specializing in the development of cutting-edge, AI-powered immersive experiences. iR’s immersive experiences enable brands and creators to fully control the ways in which they distribute content, engage audiences, and commercialize their creations while also giving them ownership over their data. With its deep expertise in Hollywood production, iR develops immersive experiences that maximize the value between brands, content, and audiences and redefine the possibilities in connected digital environments. For more information visit https://theinfinitereality.com.


About Thunder Studios

Infinite Reality’s Thunder Studios is an Emmy Award-winning and fully integrated entertainment services, production, and broadcasting company. Thunder Studios 150,000 square foot production studio in Long Beach, Calif. includes 14 sound stages, an +8K resolution XR (Extended Reality) stage, a dedicated esports arena, a motion and volumetric capture stage, a news broadcast stage and master control room, a full suite of broadcasting and production equipment, and a fleet of mobile broadcast trucks. Thunder Studios is one of the largest independent production studios in the country and works collaboratively with Infinite Reality’s expert Innovation team to develop proprietary technology for immersive experiences including live event virtualization and remote collaboration tools in its state-of-the-art facility. For more information visit https://www.thunderstudios.com

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