Israeli President at International Academy Day


Event Designed for International Academy Members & Their Guests To Take Place June 11-14th, 2014

NEW YORK, January 21, 2014 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today that International Academy Day in Jerusalem will feature a line-up of high-level industry and political figures, including President Shimon Peres and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat. The event will take place June 11-14 and is hosted by Dori Media Group. Other key participants will be announced shortly.

“International Academy Day is a one of a kind event which presents the media industry of a specific region to our Members”, said International Academy President & CEO Bruce L. Paisner. “Beyond that, we also try to give our Members access to key political leaders and major cultural events and we will certainly be doing that in Jerusalem this coming June.”

International Academy Day in Jerusalem will kick off with an Opening Dinner on June 11 with President Shimon Peres and a dinner hosted by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on June 12.

Industry session highlights include a panel on the impact of the media on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict at the Peres Center for Peace, featuring key political figures from both the Palestinian and Israeli sides; and insights by leaders from high-tech startups on the latest innovations combining media and technology.

Members will also be invited to an open-air performance of La Traviata by the Israeli Opera at the foot of Masada mountain and an evening with leading scientists in the fields of brain research and genetics from the Weizmann Institute.

About The International Academy of Television Arts & Science
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 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. For more information go to Starting in 2014, the International Academy will also recognize US primetime programming produced 50% or more in non-English languages, with a new category added to the 2014 International Emmy® Awards competition.

About Dori Media Group
Dori Media Group is an international group of media companies, located in Israel, Switzerland, Argentina and the US. The group produces and distributes TV and New Media content, broadcasts various TV channels and operates video-content internet sites. The group owns approximately 6,000 TV hours, more than 5,000 3 minute clips, 120 – 9 minute webisodes and around 556 1-5 minute cellular episodes of Telenovelas and daily series that it sells to a wide variety of audiences in more than 100 countries. Dori Media owns and operates two telenovela channels, Viva and Viva Plus broadcasted on all Israeli multi-channel platforms and via the co-branded internet site offering telenovelas to Israeli surfers through Dori Media Paran and Dori Media Darset produce top-end series as well as daily dramas for the Israeli and international markets. Dori Media Contenidos produces in Argentina. Dori New Media develops and produces formats specially tailored for the internet and cellular platforms, and realizes new opportunities enabled by the new technologies. Dori Media Spike packages, produces and operates the main movie channels on the Israeli cable TV platform and general entertainment channels on all Israeli TV multi-channel platforms. In Indonesia, the company operates together with Sony the Vision 2 channel that is devoted to telenovelas and Baby TV Vision 3 for toddlers. For more information on Dori Media, visit our corporate website at


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