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Leadership Jacksonville Legacy Series’ film on Robert Shircliff receieves Telly award

Leadership Jacksonville, in partnership with Lindsey Films, received a silver award at the 35th Annual Telly Awards for a documentary on philanthropist and executive Robert Shircliff that aired as part of the organization’s Jacksonville Legacy Series.

The awards honor outstanding local, regional and national cable TV commercials and programs as well as the finest video and film productions, online commercials, video and films. Organizers received more than 12,000 entries from 50 states and numerous countries and recognized the Shircliff film in the documentary category.

“We are delighted to again receive this recognition for the Jacksonville Legacy Series, which allows local leaders to pass along their leadership legacy to future generations,” said Jill Langford Dame, executive director for Leadership Jacksonville. “While the content is most important, we want a quality production and this award confirms that we have succeeded.”

Last year, the Legacy Series’ episode on educator Fran Kinne won a bronze Telly Award for documentary excellence while the entire series was recognized with a bronze award in the educational programming category.

The Jacksonville Legacy Series, spearheaded by Leadership Jacksonville, showcases some of the region’s most prominent leaders of recent years. The winning entry was produced by Lindsey Films, owned by Kent and Pepper Lindsey, whose company also completed Legacy Series episodes on Frederick H. Schultz, Delores Barr Weaver and Alton Yates, with additional films in production. Episodes premiere on WJCT and are available on Leadership Jacksonville’s website.

“We are honored to be part of a project that is helping to create an ongoing dialogue that will educate, inspire and inform future generations by learning lessons from our city’s most trusted and respected leaders,” said Kent Lindsey, whose work has also included on-camera appearances in films such as “Passenger 57” and as children’s character “Safari Sam” on Jacksonville TV for more than 13 years. “We look forward to producing more award-winning films in the series and helping to share the stories of Jacksonville’s finest.”

To learn more about Leadership Jacksonville and its programs, visit or call (904) 396-6263. To learn more about Lindsey Films, visit

About Leadership Jacksonville

Leadership Jacksonville was established in 1976 as a vehicle to stimulate growth of leadership in the Northeast Florida community. The mission of Leadership Jacksonville is to develop youth and adult leaders who will assume greater responsibility as community trustees and improve the quality of life for self, family and community. Leadership Jacksonville currently has four major programs: Leadership Jacksonville; New Leadership Summit; Youth Leadership Jacksonville; and Collegiate Leadership Experience. It also created the Jacksonville Legacy Series, an initiative to document and preserve through video interviews the thoughts and ideas of the region’s most prominent leaders who have positively impacted the First Coast community.

To learn more about Leadership Jacksonville and its programs, visit or call (904) 396-6263.


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