Alan Perris is US Academy of Television Arts and Sciences COO

MUMBAI: The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Atas) in the US has named television executive Alan Perris as its COO.

Perris will be based at the Academy’s North Hollywood headquarters. He will oversee day-to-day staff activities as well as serve as the staff liaison to the Academy and its Foundation, headed by Foundation Chairman Steve Mosko.

Atas chairman and CEO Dick Askin says, "Alan was selected after a comprehensive search and review process. Our paths have crossed frequently over the past 15 years and I believe that Alan’s wealth of experience should be of great value to our Academy in advancing the many exciting initiatives we have for the future."

Perris said, "The Academy, which awards the highest honours for excellence in television, is one of the most prestigious organisations in the entertainment business. It is an honour to be able to work with the top professionals in the television industry."

Perris has more than 30 years of experience in the television industry. Most recently, he served as executive VP of business development at Entertainment Media Works, which operates Previously, he was senior VP of first run programming at both Sony and Warner Bros.' Telepictures division and President at two station group production companies, Scripps-Howard and Post-Newsweek

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