Stephen J. Cannell, Harry Friedman, Bonnie Hammer And Anthony E. Zuiker will receive the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards at the association’s January convention in Las Vegas.
Stephen J. Cannell, Harry Friedman, Bonnie Hammer and Anthony E. Zuiker will be honored with the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) Fourth Annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards, to be presented in January during the NATPE 2007 Conference & Exhibition. The announcement was made today by NATPE President & CEO Rick Feldman, along with NATPE co-chairs Emerson Coleman, Vice President, Hearst Argyle Television and Stephen J. Davis, President, Mobile and Online Media, InfoSpace Inc.
Cannell is an Emmy award-winning writer/producer and chairman of Cannell Studios; Friedman is the driving force behind the ongoing success of the top two syndicated programs on television, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!; Hammer is president, USA Network and Sci Fi Channel; and Zuiker is the creator of the hit television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
The award, named in honor of Brandon Tartikoff, one of the medium’s greatest programmers who left a lasting imprint on the television industry, was created “to recognize a select group of television professionals who exhibit extraordinary passion, leadership, independence and vision in the process of creating television programming.”
The Awards will be presented on Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel during NATPE’s annual Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas. Proceeds from the event benefit the NATPE Educational Foundation.