Hayma Washington says he decided against seeking a second two-year term so he could focus on his work as a producer and promote diversity. Washington also has served as chief executive officer of the academy, which administers the Emmy Awards.
Leslie Moonves, Al Michaels, Bob Schieffer, Dick Wolf, Ron Howard and the late Philo Farnsworth, who invented electronic television, were honored at ceremonies Monday night in Los Angeles that drew a glittering industry crowd.
Warner Bros Television Group president Bruce Rosenblum is in the midst of his first Emmy campaign as chairman of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, a post he took over in January that makes him the first top Hollywood player in two decades to lead the organization. He talks about what he’s looking to change.
AMC’s critical fave received 19 Emmy nominations Thursday and has a chance to repeat for a fourth time as TV’s best drama. Stars Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss are up for lead acting honors. ABC’s Modern Family, last year’s top comedy series, was the most-nominated sitcom with 17 bids.
When he leaves his post as chairman and CEO of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences following a pair of two-year terms at the helm, John Shaffner goes out on a high. The art director helped to forge a new eight-year Emmy telecast deal with the four broadcast networks that brings a license fee of at least $8.25 million annually and $66 million over the course of the pact. Shaffner talks about why it took nearly nine months to get the agreement finalized, where the Emmys go from here and why the Emmycast’s lukewarm ratings don’t trouble him.
After protracted negotiations, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ board of governors approved the deal Wednesday night with ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC.