International Academy Launches JCS International Young Creatives Award

New York, November 16, 2016 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences & JCS International today announced that they are joining forces for the creation of a new initiative- The JCS International Young Creatives Award- designed to discover, recognize and foster young talent from around the world while creating a global conversation around Peace.

The new competition which is open to entrants between the ages of 18 and 30, will have a different peace-based theme every year. Entrants must submit a 1 minute video on the theme of the year. The theme for 2017 is “Women Peacemakers”.

“We thank JCS International for their commitment to help discover young talent from around the world and look forward to adding this new initiative to the International Academy’s important work.” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

“I have spent much of my professional life championing the cause of peace, supporting the arts, and working to empower the next generation,” said Michal Grayesky, President of JCS International. “I am delighted that JCS International as a media group is partnering with the Academy to create this first-of-its-kind award to celebrate enterprising young artists who share our commitment to peace and I look forward to an ongoing partnership. And I am particularly proud that this year’s theme focuses on female empowerment and peace, two values I live by.”

3 Winners will receive the JCS International Young Creative Award, every year at the International Emmy® World Television Festival Nominee Medal Ceremony, in New York, alongside the International Emmy® Award Nominees.

JCS International and the International Academy will make a live announcement for the launch of this new competition at the International Emmy® World Television Festival’s Opening Cocktail, held on Friday, November 18, at the United Nations Delegates Lounge, in association with United Nations Women for Peace. The Festival’s Opening Cocktail is attended yearly by the International Emmy® Award Nominees, Academy Members, Jurors and their industry guests who fly in from over 50 countries to attend the International Emmy® Awards Gala.

Rules & Regulations for the JCS International Young Creatives Award will be posted on the Academy’s website, in February 2017. The competition opens in June 2017.

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 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 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

About JCS International
JCS International is a group of companies established back in 1979. JCS provides production, transmission facilities, and creative post-production services out of its Communication and Production centers to the majority of journalists, TV producers, foreign networks and stations covering the news in the Middle East . JCS is a full service organization that provides its clients with full comprehensive facilities starting with the pre-production and shooting all the way through broadcast offering full access to up-to-date range of broadcast-quality television and communications facilities  and offers satellite. JCS International is privately held by the Ronald S. Lauder Group.


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