A+E Networks will receive the Television Academy’s 2015 Governors Award, the Academy announced Thursday. The award is in recognition of A+E corporate social responsibility programs. It will be presented during the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sept. 12.
With the 2015 Emmy telecast still almost six months away, the Television Academy announced Monday that its online entry site is now live for submissions at http://www.emmys.com/downloads. The various rule changes that were announced last month to be implemented for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards are also available in detail on the new site.
The interactive media wing of the Television Academy handed out six juried awards for the 66th annual Emmy Awards at an event Wednesday at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre.
FX Networks CEO John Landgraf today threw his hat in the debate over what constitutes a drama series and a miniseries for Emmy consideration and whether an hourlong series can enter as a comedy, challenging the TV Academy to stiffen its criteria and create stricter category guidelines.
Television Academy Chairman-CEO Bruce Rosenblum said: ”It is with profound sadness that we have learned of the passing of our dynamic and passionate president and chief operating officer, Lucy Hood, after a courageous battle with cancer.”
Other inductees by the Television Academy this year are Julia Louis-Dreyfus; David E. Kelley; and former ABC executive Brandon Stoddard, who shepherded breakthrough shows including Roots. Sound pioneer Ray Dolby was inducted posthumously.
After nearly 68 years as the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the nonprofit organization has changed its name to simply the Television Academy and is rebranding as part of a “New Look — New Vision — New Destination” fundraising campaign.