The name “Emmy®”...
        ...is a feminization of “Immy”, a term commonly used for the early orthicon camera tube. The statue was designed by Louis McManus, an engineer at Culver City’s Cascade Pictures. He used his wife, Dorothy, as his model. McManus’s design was the last of 48 entries in an Emmy design competition. His prize was a plaque of appreciation, not an Emmy.
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International Academy
President, Bruce Paisner and Chairman, Fred Cohen


The name “Emmy”...

... is a feminization of “Immy”, a term commonly used for the early orthicon camera tube. The statue was designed by Louis McManus, an engineer at Culver City’s Cascade Pictures. He used his wife, Dorothy, as his model. McManus’s design was the last of 48 entries in an Emmy design competition. His prize was a plaque of appreciation, not an Emmy.

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the international academy of television arts & sciences

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 60 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy’s yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards and International Emmy® Kids Awards Ceremonies held in New York, The International Digital Emmy® Awards at MIPTV and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics.

The Academy was chartered with a mission to recognize excellence in television produced outside of the United States and it presents The International Emmy® Awards in the following twenty categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Current Affairs; Comedy; Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction; Digital Program: Non-Fiction; Documentary; Drama Series; Kids: Preschool; Kids: Animation; Kids: Factual; Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment; Kids: Series; Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series.

The International Academy also recognizes US primetime programming produced 50% or more in non-English languages, with a new category added to the 2014 International Emmy® Awards competition.
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President & CEO, Bruce Paisner, at the 37th International Emmy Awards

Members meet 3 to 4 times a year to propose standards and promote philosophies for the future of quality global programming. The Board advises on International Emmy® Award rules and regulations as well as the management of the organization. The Board of Directors has its largest meeting in November on the day of the International Emmy Awards Gala in New York City.

Every November the Academy produces The International Emmy World Television Festival and the International Emmy Awards Gala in New York City. The Festival screens the current year's International Emmy-nominated programs and features the world-class producers and directors who speak about their work. The International Emmy Awards Gala takes place the day after the Festival, awarding the International Emmy. This black-tie event attracts over 1,000 major figures in broadcast, entertainment and media from around the world.


THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE EXECUTIVE MEMBERS THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY 



President & CEO
Bruce Paisner

Chairman
Fred Cohen

Vice Chairman
Larry Gershman
CEO, World International Network

Secretary
Simon Sutton
President, HBO International & Content Distribution, Home Box Office

Treasurer
Blair Westlake  

Nominating Committee Chairman
Rainer Siek
President, M.T. NY
Ralph Baruch 

Kevin Beggs
President, Lionsgate Television

Adriana Cisneros de Griffin
CEO, Cisneros

Abbe Raven
Chairman, A+E Networks


 



 
Jennifer Ball
Office Coordinator

Camille Bidermann Roizen
Senior Vice President & Executive Director

Gerry Brahney
Advertising Director

Nathaniel Brendel
Emmy Judging Director

Zoë Dyck
Marketing, Web & Design Manager

Jessica Franco
Emmy Judging Manager

Shakima Jones
Bookkeeper

Max Newman
Membership Manager

Eva Obadia
Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships

Tracy Oliver
General Manager

Susan Raqib
Emmy Entries Assistant

Yesima Sherrod
Events & Partnerships Manager
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