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  • TV Academy restores movie and miniseries categories for Emmy Awards

    TV Academy restores movie and miniseries categories for Emmy Awards
    The TV Academy has decided that TV movies like "Behind the Candelabra" shouldn't have to compete with the likes of "American Horror Story" anymore.  Late Thursday, officials announced that for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in August, separate...
  • 'Game of Thrones,' 'House of Cards,' 'Downton Abbey' Composers in Spotlight at TV Academy Concert (Exclusive)

    In an effort to boost awareness of the role music composers play in television, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will sponsor its first-ever live concert on May 21 at UCLA's Royce Hall. A 70-piece orchestra and 40-voice choir are expected to...
  • Henry Rieger, Former TV Academy President, Dies at 95

    Henry "Hank" Rieger, former prexy of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, died of natural causes in Oceanside, Calif., on March 5. He was 95. In his 40 years with the TV Academy, Rieger served as prexy of the Hollywood chapter of the National...
  • Television Academy aims to update its image after 68 years

    Television Academy aims to update its image after 68 years
    Sixty-eight years ago a cartoon director, a radio station owner, a military film editor and a Glendale schoolteacher came together with the goal of turning an emerging technology into a respected profession. Their pet project — the Academy of...
  • TV Academy Plans Expansion, Major Fundraising Push

    The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is planning a major makeover in advance of its 70th anniversary in 2016 - breaking ground on an ambitious expansion of its facilities, initiating a $40-million fundraising drive and simplifying its name to the...
  • Does Rupert Murdoch Merit a Spot in the TV Hall of Fame?

    Inducting Rupert Murdoch into the Television Academy Hall of Fame on March 11 sounds like a no-brainer. Few have done more in the past 30 years to reshape the TV business, from the launch of the Fox broadcasting network to the fledgling outfit's...
  • Sean Combs eyes Fuse. TV Academy plans makeover.

    Sean Combs eyes Fuse. TV Academy plans makeover.
    After the coffee. Before creating my own entertainment festival. The Skinny: Nothing against "True Detective," but you know what I like about "The Walking Dead"? I like that I am not required to read 10,000-word essays about each episode or search for...
  • Bill Maher Issues Defense of Jay Leno at Hall of Fame Induction

    Amid a night filled with the expected tributes, Bill Maher closed by issuing a full-throated defense of Jay Leno -- citing his victimization by the media -- as the Television Academy inducted six new Hall of Fame members in Beverly Hills on Tuesday night....
  • Marco Zappia, editor, dead at 76

    Marco Zappia, editor, dead at 76
    Marco Zappia, a 50-year Burbank resident and winner of two Emmy awards for his post-production editing work, passed away Dec. 22 in Ventura surrounded by family. He was 76. According to his son, Robert, Marco Zappia helped produce shows at various...
  • Film, TV Producer Paul Pompian Dies at 72

    Award winning motion picture and television producer Paul Pompian, best known for films including "The Watcher," "Swimming Upstream," "Waste Land," Truman Capote's "Children on Their Birthdays," "Resurrection," "The Stepford Children," "Time Served,"...
  • Six Biz Leaders Join TV Academy's Exec Committee

    TV Academy chairman-CEO Bruce Rosenblum has enlisted six top biz execs to join the executive committee that helps advise the org and its leaders. The appointees are: FX's John Landgraf, HBO's Michael Lombardo, Sony Pictures TV's Steve Mosko, Netflix's...