Richard Carlton, executive director of the Intl. Council of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, will step down at the end of l993, it was announced Thursday.
The council is the organizing body for the annual Intl. Emmy Awards.
Among Carlton’s innovations in his 10 years at the council was the launch of a TV show of the Intl. Emmy Awards ceremony. The program is broadcast in more than 50 countries.
He also spearheaded many council meetings around the world, most recently to Taipei and Hong Kong. Carlton also instituted “Worldwide Round-up Day,” which takes place on the morning of the international Emmys each November in New York, and in which international broadcast exex gather to discuss the state of television around the world.
Carlton said he plans to concentrate on several unfinished creative writing and programming projects. A search committee has been appointed by council president Bruce Christensen to find a replacement.
The announcement comes on the heels of the departure of Gillian Rose, deputy director of the Council, who has taken an international sales job with D.L. Tafner.