New York, March 29, 2017 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and JCS International today announced the opening of the recently launched JCS International Young Creatives Award, which will kick-off with Women Peacemakers as its inaugural theme.

Designed to discover, recognize, and foster young talent while creating a global conversation around peace, the new competition is open to entrants from around the world between the ages of 18 and 29. Entrants must submit a one-minute video on the theme of the year.

Three winners will be flown to New York to receive the award at the International Emmy® World Television Festival Nominee Medal Ceremony, alongside the International Emmy® Award nominees, on Saturday, November 18. They will also be invited to attend the International Emmy Awards Gala, on Monday, November 20.

“An important mission for the International Academy is finding young TV talent from around the world and shining a spotlight on their work. This new award helps us do that.” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

“This award brings together two of my great passions in life-supporting young artists and promoting peace,” said Michal Grayevsky, President of JCS International and a Board member of the International Academy. “I encourage young creatives-and especially young women-from every corner of the globe to participate in this exciting new competition.”

Rules & Regulations for the JCS International Young Creatives Award are now posted on the Academy’s website competition will start accepting entries 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 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, Short-Form Series, 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 global media company headquartered in New York City. Founded in 1979, JCS pioneered the one-stop shop concept, offering full-service production capabilities, from conception to execution, all under one roof. For decades, JCS has brought together media outlets from around the world and helped them fulfill their mission. Now, JCS is creating a unique new media platform for young companies, entrepreneurs and creative talent, helping its partners realize their potential and scale.  The company is privately held by the Ronald S. Lauder Group.

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