INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY LAUNCHES THE INTERNATIONAL EMMY® KIDS AWARDS
SIX NEW KIDS CATEGORIES ARE ADDED TO INTERNATIONAL EMMY AWARDS COMPETITION WHICH OPENS DECEMBER 6TH
New York, December 5th, 2011 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today the launch of The International Emmy Kids Awards, a new competition and stand-alone ceremony, solely dedicated to recognizing excellence in children’s television programming produced and initially aired outside of the United States.
“For years, kids production has been underserved in our International Emmy awards process, and we felt strongly it was time to give that vital and booming programming area its due.” said Academy President & CEO Bruce L. Paisner. “These new International Emmys will provide a global showcase for the world’s best kids programming and a unique networking opportunity for kids television executives from around the world.”
Six new categories have been created for this event: Kids: Preschool; Kids: Animation; Kids: Factual; Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment; Kids: Series, and Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series. The inaugural awards ceremony is scheduled for February 2013 in New York City. Entries into the kids competition will run concurrent with The International Emmy Awards competition which opens December 6th and closes February 15th, 2012. The 3 rounds of judging for these 6 categories will take place throughout the summer and fall of 2012. Rules and regulations can be found on the Academy’s website at http://www.iemmys.tv/awards_entry.aspx.
ABOUT 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. 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. For more information go to www.iemmys.tv.
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