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Tilton to Host TV DVD Awards

4 Oct, 2006 By: John Latchem

Charlene Tilton, one of the key stars of television's “Dallas,” will host the third annual TV DVD Awards Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, Calif.

The awards are part of TV DVD 4: Future Channels, a conference produced by Home Media Retailing in cooperation with The Hollywood Reporter, DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group and the Entertainment Merchants Association. The conference concludes Thursday.

Winners in 15 categories, plus a Best of Show honoree, will be announced at the ceremony, which culminates a month-long online consumer vote. A panel of top DVD critics and journalists nominated three titles in each category from among nearly 140 studio submissions of TV DVD titles released between Sept. 1, 2005, and Aug. 31, 2006.

Tilton starred as Lucy Ewing in “Dallas,” the popular prime-time soap about conniving Dallas oil magnate J. R. Ewing that ran from 1979 to 1991. She was cast in the series when she was just 17 years old; after writers ran out of storylines and wrote her out of the series in 1985, a letter-writing campaign by fans and a drop in ratings led producers to bring her back four years later.

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