About The International Academy
Bringing Together the World’s Leading Media and Entertainment Professionals
Founded in 1969, The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a non-profit, membership organization, based in New York City, comprised of leading entertainment figures across all sectors of the television industry, from over sixty countries.
The Academy was chartered with a mission to recognize excellence in television programming produced outside of the United States, and it presents the International Emmy® Award to programs in twenty categories (including Non-English Language U.S. Primetime Program).
The Academy’s yearly schedule of events includes the International Emmy® Awards held in New York, The International Emmy® Kids Awards @ Miptv and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics.
Board & Members Meetings take place 3 to 4 times a year and offer Members the opportunity to network with their international peers from the world’s leading production/distribution companies and television channels.
The Board advises on International Emmy® Award rules and regulations as well as the management of the organization.
International Academy Executive Committee
- Bruce Paisner, President & CEO
Senior Advisor, Hearst Entertainment & Syndication
- Fred Cohen, Chairman, Foundation
- Camille Bidermann Roizen, Executive Director
- Larry Gershman, Vice Chairman, U.S. Chairman, Emmy Committee Chairman
CEO, World International Network
- Simon Sutton, Secretary
Chief Revenue Officer, HBO
- Kevin Beggs, Treasurer & Co-Chair, Special Awards Committee
Lionsgate Television Group
- Rainer Siek, Co-Chair, Nominating Committee
International Academy Executive Members
- Adriana Cisneros de Griffin
- Abbe Raven
Chairman Emeritus, A+E Networks
- Bruce Tuchman
Board Member, Senior Advisor, Parrot Analytics, iflix