Cannes/MIPCOM, October 5, 2009 —Henry Kissinger, the former US Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize Winner will be attending The 37th International Emmy Awards Gala, on November 23rd, 2009, in New York City to present the 2009 International Emmy Directorate Award, announced Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Professor Markus Schächter, Director General ZDF will accept the award.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Kissinger join The International Academy in recognizing Markus Schächter’s leadership and achievements as Germany commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the establishment of its Federal Republic, said Paisner. “The International Academy is delighted that a German born American who participated in and shaped so much of the world’s recent history will present this momentous award.”

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 fifteen categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Current Affairs; Children & Young People; Comedy; Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction; Digital Program: Non-Fiction; Documentary; Drama Series; News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series. For more information go to www.iemmys.tv.

At MIPCOM, The International Emmy Awards are located at stand 26.09.

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