ROBERT DE NIRO TO PRESENT AL GORE WITH FOUNDERS AWARD AT THE 35TH INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS GALA
Drew Tyler Bell, Katrina Bowden, Elmo, Ashley Jones, Gloria Reuben, Jose Wilker Also Added to Cast of International Celebrity Presenters
New York, November 15, 2007 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today that Robert De Niro has been added to the line-up of celebrity presenters for the 35th International Emmy® Awards Gala, taking place on November 19, 2007, in New York, and hosted by Roger Bart. De Niro will be presenting the International Emmy® Founders Award to former United States Vice President and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Al Gore, who will be receiving the Founders Award in recognition of his role in launching cable/satellite channel Current TV and his ongoing effort to alert the world to one of the great challenges of our time, global warming.
De Niro joins Drew Tyler Bell (The Bold and the Beautiful), Katrina Bowden (30 Rock), Elmo (Sesame Street), Ashley Jones(The Bold and the Beautiful), Gloria Reuben (ER) and Brazilian television star José Wilker as new participants in the festivities. Previously-announced presenters include Sam Waterston (Law & Order), Alan Cumming (X-Men 2, Cabaret), Rob Morrow (Numb3rs, Northern Exposure, The Bucket List), Eric Bogosian (Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Talk Radio) and George Wendt (Cheers, Hairspray). Additionally, French film and television star Carole Bouquet (Sex and The City, New York Stories) will present the Directorate Award to TF1 Group Chairman, Patrick Le Lay.
The International Emmy® Awards recognize excellence in television programming produced outside of the United States. Over 1,000 international entertainment decision-makers attend the International Emmy® Awards Gala in New York every year.
This year’s sponsors include: Phoenix TV, Globo TV, Accenture, Microsoft, NBC Universal, Ascent Media, Reed Midem, Sofitel Hotels, and Variety. Chip Quigley, Kingdom Entertainment, will produce the show for the 7th year in a row.
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