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 50 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 Ceremony 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.
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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.

The Academy was founded in 1969 to promote excellence in international television programming and is the organization that presents the International Emmy Award to the best television programs produced, and initially aired, outside the U.S. There are twenty program categories for the International Emmy Awards: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actor; Best Performance by an Actress; Comedy; Current Affairs; 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; and TV Movie/Mini-Series.

Every November the Academy produces The International Emmys 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
Corp. VP, Media & Entertainment Group,
Microsoft Corporation

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

Kevin Beggs
President, Lionsgate Television

Adriana Cisneros de Griffin
CEO, Cisneros

Steve Ronson
Executive VP, Enterprises,
A&E Television Networks

 



 
Camille Bidermann Roizen
Senior Vice President & Executive Director

Gerry Brahney
Advertising Director

Nathaniel Brendel
Emmy Judging Director

Aurelie Dauphin-Fletcher
Events Director

Zoë Dyck
Marketing, Web & Design Manager

Jessica Franco
Emmy Judging Manager

Shakima Jones
Bookkeeper

Max Newman
Membership & Office Coordinator

Eva Obadia
Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships

Tracy Oliver
General Manager

Susan Raqib
Emmy Entries Assistant
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