• Friday, Nov. 19, 2021
Frank Scherma gets 2nd term as TV Academy chairman & CEO as new officers, governors elected
Frank Scherma of RadicalMedia was re-elected TV Academy chairman & CEO
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The Television Academy has announced the newly elected officers and members to the Board of Governors who will serve two-year terms beginning on Jan. 1, 2022 and running through Dec. 31, 2023. An unprecedented 41% of those elected are new to the Academy’s boardroom, including two governors representing the newly created Science & Technology Peer Group.

Current chairman and CEO Frank Scherma (Commercials and Producers Peer Groups) was reelected for a second term. He will be joined by vice chair Sharon Lieblein (Casting Directors), second vice chair Rickey Minor (Music), secretary Allison Binder (Professional Representatives) and treasurer Ann Leslie Uzdavinis (Commercials). All will serve a two-year term.

The 25 newly elected governors who will serve their first-ever term are: Anya Adams (Directors); Kaz Aizawa (Animation); Wendy Aylsworth (Science & Technology); Edward H. Bonin (Special Visual Effects); Shannon Buck (Public Relations); Nikki Carbonetta (Makeup Artists/Hairstylists); Sherri Chung (Music); Ana Criado (Motion & Title Design); Nicole Demerse (Writers); Nena Erb, ACE (Picture Editors); Kim Estes (Performers); Scott A. Freeman (Reality Programming); Stephanie Hampton (Los Angeles Area); Marc Hirschfeld, CSA (Casting Directors); Dominique Kelley (Choreography); Kira Kelly, ASC (Cinematographers); Senain Kheshgi (Documentary Programming); Charlie McBrearty (Commercials); George Mooradian, ASC (Cinematographers); Phillip W. Palmer, CAS (Sound); Larry Rosenthal (Stunts); Hollann Sobers (Production Executives); Vito Trotta (Makeup Artists/Hairstylists); Steve Viola (Motion & Title Design); and Barry B. Zegel (Science & Technology).

Seven governors were reelected to serve a second term: Debra Curtis (Television Executives), Laura Guzik (Costume Design & Supervision), Bryan Leder (Professional Representatives), David Plakos (Lighting, Camera & Technical Arts), Keith Raskin (Producers), Troy Underwood (Children’s Programming) and James Yarnell (Art Directors/Set Decorators).

Additionally, two of the governors elected are returning to the board to serve a new two-year term after a multiple-year absence from the Television Academy’s governing body: Brenda Brkusic Milinkovic (Daytime Programming) and Christopher B. Reeves (Sound Editors).

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