Casey Bloys, Ava DuVernay, Doug Herzog, Pearlena Igbokwe, David Madden and Lisa Nishimura Named as New Television Academy Executive Committee Appointees
Frank Scherma, Chairman and CEO of the Television Academy, today announced the appointment of six television thought leaders as the Chair's Appointees to the Television Academy Executive Committee. This diverse, new group of appointees will work closely with the Television Academy's officers and board of governors to guide and shape the direction of the Academy for the 2019 term.
"We are privileged to have the collective expertise, insights and resources of these visionary executives guiding us through what promises to be another extraordinary time of expansion and innovation in our industry," said Scherma. "Their leadership provides relevancy and will be vital to ensuring the Television Academy is at the forefront of the industry's remarkable evolution."
Scherma's Executive Committee appointees are:
Additionally, the Academy's board of governors have elected the following individuals as their representatives on the executive committee for the 2019 term: Bob Bergen, performers; Rickey Minor, music; Michael Ruscio, ACE, picture editors; and Lori H. Schwartz, interactive media. Completing the executive committee roster for the 2019 term are these Academy officers: Vice Chair Steve Venezia, CAS; Second Vice Chair Tim Gibbons; Secretary Sharon Lieblein, CSA; Treasurer Allison Binder; Los Angeles Area Vice Chair Mitch Waldow; and Television Academy Foundation Chair, Madeline Di Nonno.
About the Television Academy
The Television Academy seeks to expand the horizons of television excellence. Through the programs, publications and events of the Academy and its Foundation, it strives to empower storytellers who shape the evolving television space. And it celebrates those who have excelled by recognizing their achievements through accolades and awards, including television's most coveted prize the Primetime Emmy Award. For more information, please visit TelevisionAcademy.com.
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