Video Produced by MetLife Foundation and WSJ. Custom Studios Wins Three Telly Awards

Video Produced by MetLife Foundation and WSJ. Custom Studios Wins Three Telly Awards

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Film Produced by @MetLife Foundation + @WSJCS along w/ Custom Studios Wins Three Telly #Awards #FinancialInclusion

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Monday, May 9, 2016 - 9:00am

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NEW YORK, May, 9 2016 /3BL Media/ - MetLife Foundation today, announced that Dispatch from India, a film co-produced with WSJ. Custom Studios, has won three Bronze Telly Awards. This premier award honors the finest in film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs. Dispatch from India was chosen from over 13,000 entries globally. The film also won the 2015 Silver Midas award in the lending category for financial services.

The video tells the story of three female entrepreneurs from underserved communities in India. These women successfully launched their businesses with the help of Ujjivan, a leading microfinance institution and a key partner of MetLife Foundation.

“The fact that this film continues to win awards is very encouraging because it proves that quality story-telling is the best way corporate foundations can bring their work to life,” said Nandika Madgavkar, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, MetLife.

Dispatch From India won awards in the following categories:

  • 2016 Bronze Award:  Online Video - Video - Directing
  • 2016 Bronze Award: Online Video - Video - Videography / Cinematography
  • 2016 Bronze Award: Online Video - Commercial - Financial/Services/Banking

"While making Dispatch From India, we were welcomed into homes and businesses in New Delhi to meet with female entrepreneurs who were improving the lives of their family and becoming strong leaders within their community. It's been incredibly inspiring to bring these stories to life and we hope this multi-year campaign with MetLife Foundation will provide greater opportunity and visibility for the entrepreneurs and organizations involved in their financial inclusion programs,” said David Lennon, Global Creative Director, WSJ. Custom Studios.

Dispatch from India is part of a suite of rich content produced by MetLife Foundation in partnership with WSJ. Custom Studios, the content development arm of the Wall Street Journal’s marketing department. Multipliers of Prosperity, a thought leadership platform, now available in Japanese, Korean and Mandarin, focuses on raising awareness about the opportunities and challenges facing society at large around the issue of financial inclusion. 

About MetLife Foundation
MetLife Foundation was created in 1976 to continue MetLife’s long tradition of corporate contributions and community involvement. Since its founding through the end of 2014, MetLife Foundation has provided more than $670 million in grants and $70 million in program-related investments to organizations addressing issues that have a positive impact in their communities. Today, the Foundation is dedicated to advancing financial inclusion, committing $200 million to help build a secure future for individuals and communities around the world. To learn more about MetLife Foundation, visit