2006 International Emmy World Television Festival to be held on 18-19 November

MUMBAI: The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the line-up for its 2006 International Emmy World Television Festival, to take place on 18 and 19 November, at the Sofitel Hotel in New York.

The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is an organisation of global broadcasters, with members from nearly 70 countries and over 400 companies. Its mission is to recognise excellence in television programming produced outside of the United States.

A by invitation kick-off cocktail party hosted by CME founder and chairman Ronald S. Lauder, recipient of the 2006 International Emmy directorate award will launch the weekend of festivities at the Neue Galerie, on Friday 17 November. Home Box Office (HBO) will be hosting the closing cocktail on Sunday 19 November.

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 and Broadcasting as well as a technology panel entitled: 'Producing for Cross-Media Platforms', informs an official release.

Phoenix Satellite Television chairman and CEO Liu Changle is the 2006 Festival Chairman.

International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences President and CEO also President of Hearst Entertainment Bruce L. Paisner said, "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.It is also a unique platform for organizations wanting to promote themselves to the global television community."

The schedule will 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 and 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 organised each year at the festival. The Academy will also present the Sir Peter Ustinov Young Scriptwriter Award to Nemer Rashed, for his script The Great Mcginty.

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, adds the release.

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