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Toshiba Names Regza Film Winner

6/19/2008 04:39:00 PM Eastern

Wayne, N.J. — Toshiba and the New York Film Academy (NYFA) Thursday said Eddie Mariano from Los Angeles has won “The One to Watch” film competition.

Mariano, an NYFA alum, will be awarded a one-year tuition scholarship from Toshiba to NYFA programs.

The winning films are available for viewing at

Toshiba said the competition invited the over 40,000 students and alumni of the NYFA to build on Toshiba’s popular “The One to Watch” Regza brand campaign and submit a short film highlighting the LCD TV line.

Filmmakers were asked to “tell a complete story about Regza in 29 seconds and demonstrate why Regza is the “The One to Watch.”

Mariano is a native of Miami who moved to the Los Angeles area to pursue filmmaking. He graduated from the NYFA’s L.A. campus in March of 2007.

The winner was determined by a panel of judges based on creativity of the video, use of humor, originality and relevance to the contest theme — “The One to Watch.”

The judging panel included: Scott Ramirez, Toshiba TV marketing VP; Jason Gastman of Toshiba; David Klein, NYFA senior director; and Michael Young, NYFA provost.

Consumers can view a detailed description of Toshiba’s Regza LCD lineup at: and

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