RYAN MURPHY TO RECEIVE 2012 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® FOUNDERS AWARD

GLEE CREATOR TO BE HONORED AT 40TH INTERNATIONAL EMMY AWARDS IN NEW YORK, FOR PROMOTING TOLERANCE AND ACCEPTANCE ON TELEVISION

 

New York, July 30th, 2012 – Producer/writer Ryan Murphy, who reinvented the musical comedy genre with his hit series Glee, and promotes acceptance and inclusion through his globally successful television and movie work, will receive the 2012 International Emmy® Founders Award. Academy President & CEO, Bruce L. Paisner, announced today that Murphy will accept the Award –which recognizes an individual who crosses cultural boundaries to touch our common humanity– at the 40th International Emmy® Awards Gala, on Monday, November 19, 2012, in New York City. Murphy’s latest television show The New Normal, premieres this fall in the United States.
 
“Throughout his career, Ryan Murphy has masterfully redefined storytelling to create unprecedented atmospheres and characters that celebrate human difference, be it dark, as in Nip/Tuck, or hopeful, as in Glee,” said Paisner. “We are looking forward to recognizing his creative accomplishments, which continue the great tradition of American television as we mark the 40th Anniversary of The International Emmy Awards.”
 
Ryan Murphy is the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning creator, writer and director of television shows Glee, American Horror Story, Nip/Tuck and Popular. Throughout his career, he has been personally nominated for 7 Emmy Awards and won the 2010 Emmy for Best Direction of a Comedy Series, for Glee, while his shows garnered a total of 69 Emmy Awards over 8 years. Glee is one of the most popular television series in the world and has also spawned the Glee Live Tours which Murphy produces. Murphy created, writes for and directs the FX hit series American Horror Story, which just received 17 Emmy nominations, tying for the most any program received and marking the most any show has received in FX’s 17-year history. Murphy also created, wrote and directed the FX series Nip/Tuck, which was the first freshman drama series to earn a Golden Globe Award as Best TV Series, Drama. Murphy began his career as a journalist writing for publications such as The Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times, The New York Daily News and Entertainment Weekly. In 2010 Murphy directed Julia Roberts in an acclaimed adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir, Eat Pray Love. His next film will be the screen adaptation of Larry Kramer’s award-winning The Normal Heart, starring Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer.

About The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 50 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy’s yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards Ceremony held in New York, The International Digital Emmy® Awards at MIPTV and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The Academy was chartered with a mission to recognize excellence in television produced outside of the United States and it presents The International Emmy® Awards in the following fifteen categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Current Affairs; Children & Young People; Comedy; Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction; Digital Program: Non-Fiction; Documentary; Drama Series; News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series.  For more information go to  www.iemmys.tv.  

 

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The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Eva Obadia,  
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INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES AND ASIA TELEVISION FORUM ANNOUNCE SHOWCASE OF THE INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARD NOMINEES FROM ASIA

New York, July 11th, 2012 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and ATF, Asia’s leading entertainment content market, jointly announced today the launch of an International Emmy Award Nominees showcase, which will debut at ATF 2012. Under the auspices of the International Academy, ATF will invite the current year’s International Emmy Award Nominees from Asia, to speak on a Panel and discuss their experiences leading up to their Emmy Nomination.

The International Academy will also be present for the first time on the ATF show floor, with an exclusive International Emmys branded lounge, open to ATF VIPs.

“We’re looking forward to showcasing and celebrating the best television from Asia each year, at ATF. The Emmy award is the preeminent global television award and nominees are a wonderful source of inspiration for their peers.” said Academy President & CEO Bruce L. Paisner.

Michelle Lim, Managing Director, Reed Exhibitions Singapore said, “I am delighted that the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has chosen ATF as the platform to debut its showcase of the Asian Emmy Award Nominees. We believe this collaboration creates unparalleled learning experiences for our attendees and reinforces the significance of ATF as an annual gathering of the industry.”

ATF 2012 will take place December 4-7, 2012 at The Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. The Panel & Screening will feature the current year’s International Emmy Awards Nominees from Asia discussing their work, as well as excerpts of the nominated programmes. It will take place as part of ATF’s highly anticipated conference line-up.

About The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 50 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy’s yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards Ceremony held in New York, The International Digital Emmy® Awards at MIPTV and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The Academy was chartered with a mission to recognize excellence in television produced outside of the United States and it presents The International Emmy® Awards in the following twenty categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Current Affairs; Comedy; Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction; Digital Program: Non-Fiction; Documentary; Drama Series; Kids: Preschool; Kids: Animation; Kids: Factual; Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment; Kids: Series; Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series. For more information go to www.iemmys.tv.

About Asia Television Forum
Asia Television Forum (ATF) is Asia’s entertainment content market, a must-attend international gathering for the financing, co-producing, buying and selling of entertainment content across all platforms. Bringing together international sellers and Asia Pacific buyers, ATF is the gateway to Asia’s entertainment content business. For more information on Asia Television Forum 2012, visit the official website at www.asiatvforum.com.

About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer, with over 500 events in 39 countries. In 2011 Reed brought together six million active event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organized by 33 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 44 industry sectors with trade and consumer events and is part of the Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world-leading publisher and information provider and a FTSE 100 company.

MEDIA CONTACTS

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Eva Obadia, Communications Director
eva.obadia@6058809c5b5d5.iemmys.tv
+1-212-489-6969

The Lippin Group
Don Ciaramella
don@lippingroup.com
+1-212-986-7080

Asia Television Forum
Reed Exhibitions Pte Ltd
Eudora Chew, Communications Executive
eudora.chew@reedexpo.com.sg

Golin Harris International Pte Limited
Koh Wei Ling, Senior Manager
atf.pr@reedexpo.com.sg