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Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Friday, Aug. 9, 2019
Continuing our annual tradition, SHOOT sought out Dr. John Leverence, sr. VP of awards at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, to get an entertainment industry perspective on the spots nominated this year for the primetime Emmy Award, which are: Apple’s “Behind the Mac--Make...
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018
The TV academy's first African-American chairman is stepping down after two years.
Hayma Washington told Variety he decided against seeking a second two-year term so he could focus on his work as a producer and promote diversity.
Washington also has served as chief executive...
Monday, Sep. 17, 2018
In 38 years of managing the Emmy Awards — more than half its 70-year history — John Leverence has faced everything from the demands of a changing TV industry to ticket nightmares to a statuette guilty of causing bodily harm.
As the TV academy's senior vice president for awards, he's seen...
Friday, Aug. 10, 2018
Our annual tradition continues with SHOOT sounding out John Leverence, sr. VP of awards at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, to get an entertainment industry POV on the spots nominated this year for the primetime Emmy which are: Procter & Gamble’s “The Talk” directed by...
Tuesday, May. 15, 2018
Diahann Carroll recalls a date with Marlon Brando that yielded a slap and career advice. Robert Adler tells how he co-invented the TV remote control. Walter Cronkite shares his dismay over learning that White House pressure trimmed a CBS report on Watergate.
Their accounts are part of an...
Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018
The Television Academy announced additional 2018 changes in membership requirements as approved by its Board of Governors. On-air promo producers and directors are now eligible to join the Commercials Peer Group of the Academy. In addition, membership eligibility in the Performers Peer Group was...
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017
The Television Academy has announced the newly elected members to the Board of Governors who will serve their two-year terms beginning on January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2019.
Governors elected to serve a first-ever two-year term are: Lesley Aletter, Brenda Brkusic, Jeff Calderon,...
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017
TV Academy Expands Membership Eligibility To Include Personal Publicists, Short-Form Writers, Colorists
The Television Academy has announced its 2018 changes in membership requirements as approved by its Board of Governors.
Among the changes is the expansion of membership to include personal publicists in the Professional Representatives Peer Group, short form writers in the Writers...
Friday, Oct. 20, 2017
The Television Academy has voted to begin disciplinary proceedings against disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein.
The academy, which bestows the Emmy awards, said a hearing has been set for November to consider "action up to and including termination of academy membership."
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017
The Television Academy’s Hall of Fame Selection Committee announced the induction of television legends, including John Wells, Shonda Rhimes and the entire original cast of Saturday Night Live, into the 24th Hall of Fame class.
This recognition is given to “persons who have...