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31/10/2006

International Emmy World Television Festival Line-Up Announced

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the line-up for its 2006 International Emmy World Television Festival, to take place on November 18 and 19, at the Sofitel Hotel in New York.
A by invitation kick-off cocktail party hosted by CME Founder & Chairman Ronald S. Lauder, recipient of the 2006 International Emmy Directorate Award, will launch the weekend of festivities at the Neue Galerie, on Friday, November 17. Home Box Office (HBO) will be hosting the closing cocktail on Sunday, November 19.
This year’s Festival highlights include panels and presentations by Dubai based news Network Al-Arabiya, Discop, KBS (Korea), Ile de France Film Commission, Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting as well as a technology panel entitled: 'Producing for Cross-Media Platforms.'
“The International Emmy World Television Festival is now established as the only place where you one can watch television from all over the world and meet with the program makers,” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, also President of Hearst Entertainment. “It is also a unique platform for organizations wanting to promote themselves to the global television community.”
The schedule will also feature the traditional International Emmy Nominee presentations during which the producers of the nominated programs discuss their program in the nine Emmy categories including: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Breaking News; Children & Young People; Comedy; Continuing News Coverage; Documentary; Drama Series; Non-Scripted Entertainment and TV Movie/Mini-Series.
International Emmy Award Nominees will receive their medals at the traditional Saturday morning Nominee Medal Ceremony organized each year at the Festival. The Academy will also present the Sir Peter Ustinov Young Scriptwriter Award, to winner Nimer Rashed, for his script 'The Great Mcginty'.
Liu Changle, Chairman & CEO of Phoenix Satellite Television is the 2006 Festival Chairman.
2006 Festival Partners include Hong Kong based Phoenix Satellite Television, Al-Arabiya, HBO, The Hollywood Reporter, Ile de France Film Commission, Microsoft, Savvis, La Demoiselle Champagne, Discop, Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting, Sofitel and La Mill Coffee.
Founded in 1969, the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is the largest organization of global broadcasters, with members from nearly 70 countries and over 400 companies. 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 eleven categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Breaking News; Children & Young People; Comedy; Continuing News Coverage; Documentary; Drama Series; Interactive Channel; Interactive Program; Interactive Service; Non-Scripted Entertainment; TV Movie/Mini-Series.
More information can be found online at:
www.iemmys.tv
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