Thunder Studios Triumphs with Five Telly Awards


Los Angeles – May 21, 2024Thunder Studios, a division of Infinite Reality and leading provider of integrated studio and advanced production services to the media and entertainment industries, proudly announces it has been honored this year with five prestigious Telly Awards. Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards celebrate the finest in video and television on a global scale. This recognition serves as a powerful validation of Thunder Studios commitment to excellence and innovation, bolstering its credibility in the realm of video and television production across various platforms. Thunder Studios has long been a pioneer in the industry, and as part of Infinite Reality, plays an important role in partnering with the company’s clients to design the next generation of immersive content and commerce.

Amidst fierce competition with over 13,000 entries from around the globe, these multiple wins solidify not only Thunder Studio’s status as a leader in the industry, but also set the expertise, quality and skill in crafting compelling narratives and producing content that resonates across all screens.

Thunder Studios was honored with Telly Awards in these categories:

Gold Telly Winner: Online Series, Shows & Segments – People’s Telly 2023 Esports Awards

Gold Telly Winner: Immersive & Mixed Reality – People’s Telly – Black Adam Promo ESPN x DC

Silver Winner: Digital Environments – Immersive, Interactive, & Mixed – Black Adam Promo ESPN x DC

Gold Telly Winner: Immersive, Interactive, & Mixed – Brand Collaboration (Use of Creator, Celebrity & Influencer) – All New Electric Escalade IQ Cadillac 2025

Silver Telly Winner: Immersive, Interactive, & Mixed – Digital Environments – The Whistle | FIFA WORLD CUP QATAR 2022™

Judged by a panel of over 200 leading experts from various industry giants, including BBC, Marvel, Vimeo, and more, the Tellys serve to highlight the very best of global talent.

John Acunto, CEO of Infinite Reality said “We are grateful for the recognition from Telly Awards and proud of the entire  team we are building at Infinite Reality.  We are hyper focused on delivering innovative, world-class platforms and services for our clients, and this requires that we have the best talent in the business. Our award winning team works hard each day to deliver on our clients’ visions.”

“Thunder Studios’ significant success at this year’s Telly Awards underscores our unwavering commitment to excellence and sets a benchmark for the industry,” said Sean Cross, President of iR Entertainment. “These awards prove what we have known for years, Thunder Studios is a partner that transcends the ordinary, a hidden gem where innovation and quality set the standard for excellence in modern and advanced media production. We are not just meeting but exceeding the high standards of the media production industry.” 

“These five wins are powerful affirmations of the diligence, hard work, and innovative spirit that our team at Thunder Studios embodies every day,” said Rolando Nichols, President and General Manager of Thunder Studios. “I am immensely proud of our team for not only meeting but surpassing the industry’s highest standards. Their dedication to pushing creative boundaries is what continues to drive our success.”


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.

About Thunder Studios

Twenty minutes from LAX and ten minutes from the beach, Infinite Reality’s Thunder Studios is an award winning, fully-integrated entertainment services, production, and broadcasting company. Thunder Studios’ 150,000 square foot production studio includes 14 sound stages, an +8K resolution XR (Extended Reality) video wall and environment which allows for the creation of any imaginable setting, 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 immersive experiences including live event virtualization and remote collaboration tools. Thunder Studios is committed to consistently delivering exceptional content that drives the media industry forward. For more information about Thunder Studios and its award-winning projects, please visit