Television CEO Anil Wanvari on iEmmy Awards board

MUMBAI: and The Indian Telly Awards founder Anil Wanvari has been unanimously elected by a majority vote as an Associate of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, US for a period of two years with immediate effect.

The decision was taken by the Board of Directors of the International Academy of Television Arts and Science, in a meeting held at its headquarters in New York on 30 June. The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is the division of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and is the largest organization in the world of international broadcasters. and The Indian Telly Awards founder Anil Wanvari holding the Indian Telly.

Congratulating Wanvari on his appointment, Bruce L Paisner, Chairman, the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, says: "I know from my own experience that you will find your involvement with the International TV Academy and its activities to be highly worthwhile. We, the Executive Committee, look forward to your active engagement for the next two years."

Adds International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences executive director Georges Leclere: "We believe that there is a lot that Wanvari can bring to the Academy. And we are looking forward to that especially considering his position in the Indian television market."

Says Wanvari: "I feel grateful for the honour that the academy has bestowed on me. I look forward to contributing in every way I can to make the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences more relevant to the Indian television community."

About The Academy 

The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences was founded in 1969 to promote excellence in international television and is the organization that awards International Emmys to the best television programs produced outside the US It is part of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; however, it operates under its own Board of Directors with a global focus. Every November, The International Academy produces the iEMMYs Festival and International Emmy Awards Gala in New York City.

The academy is the largest organization of global broadcasters, with representatives from over 50 countries on its Board. Sixty per cent of the 100-member Board of Directors come from countries based outside of the US, and represent the world's largest production, distribution and broadcast companies.

The apex body is decided to fostering relationships between international broadcasters as well as encouraging excellence in worldwide television programming by recognizing it through its prestigious International Emmy Award and nurturing it through its outreach and educational programs such as its Peter Ustinov Television Script Writing Award. Prospective Associates are nominated by current members, and are elected by a majority vote of the full Board of Directors for a renewable two-year term.

The Indian Telly Awards is a brand owned by Anil Wanvari and it is the first awards instituted to recognize excellence both on and off the television screen in India. They have become the de facto industry standard for felicitating talent in more than 50 categories right from best actor to best TV daily to TV cameraman to TV scriptwriter to best distribution executive to TV CEO.

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