Record Setting Writer & Producer Behind Global Hits “Dawson’s Creek”, “The Flash” & “Blindspot”, to be Honored at 46th International Emmy® Awards, on November 19, in New York


New York/Cannes-Miptv, April 9, 2018 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today that Writer, Director and Producer Greg Berlanti- who holds the record for most shows on US television networks at the same time (eleven), will receive the 2018 International Emmy® Founders Award at the 46th International Emmy® Awards Gala, on Monday, November 19, 2018, in New York City.

“Greg Berlanti is a renaissance producer whose shows and characters have the unique power to strike a chord with global audiences across all genres and demographics,” said Academy President & CEO, Bruce L. Paisner. “We look forward to honoring his remarkable body of work with our Founders Award.”

“I am humbled and honored to be recognized this year by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with the Founders Award. Knowing that our shows are reaching a global audience is incredibly rewarding. I endeavor to continue to be a part of meaningful and entertaining content that resonates with a worldwide fanbase.”, said Greg Berlanti.

Berlanti is best known for his work as executive producer and co-creator of The CW’s Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl , collectively referred to as The CW’s Arrowverse. Additionally, Berlanti serves as executive producer on The CW’s Riverdale, Black Lightning, and NBC’s Blindspot . Upcoming television projects via his Berlanti Productions banner include Lifetime’s straight-to-series thriller You; the live-action version of DC Entertainment’s Titans; and ABC’s new series Deception ; the untitled Sabrina series for Netflix, based on the original beloved television series. Berlanti Productions surpassed their own record this year, as they now currently have eleven television productions on the air across multiple major networks.

Berlanti started in television as a staff writer on the hit show Dawson’s Creek where he was promoted to showrunner by his second year on the series. Since then, Berlanti has served as creator, writer, and producer behind several of the most creative and lauded television series in history including WB’s Everwood and Jack & Bobby, ABC’s Brothers & Sisters, Eli Stone (for which he was nominated for a WG Aaward), and Dirty, Sexy, Money, and the USA Network’s mini- series Political Animals (for which he was nominated for a WGA, DGA and Golden Globe award). During Upfronts 2017, it was announced that Berlanti would make television history with a total of 10 scripted series on the air at the same time.

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 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 held in New York, The International Emmy® Kids 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 International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognizes excellence in television produced outside of the United States, as well as US Primetime programs produced in languages other than English, with the prestigious Emmy® Award. Currently celebrating programming across varied areas including: Arts Programming, Current Affairs, Comedy, Documentary, Drama Series, News, Non-Scripted Entertainment, Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series, it also recognizes excellence in Performances, Kids programming and Digital. For more information, go to

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