A bevy of stars and top television execs were on hand for the gala cocktail preceding the Intl. Emmys on Nov. 20 at the Hilton in New York. Brits took the lion’s share of awards, but the celebration was international in flavor, including reps from the inaugural Worldwide Television Summit Conference, which addressed the relationship between broadcasters and emerging technologies. Keynoter at the conference was Sony Corp. prexy and COO Nobuyuki ldei.
Among attendees at the cocktail gala were director and nominee John Schlesinger; actor/presenters Laurence Fishburne, Lucie Arnaz and George Takai; Tom Rogers, president of NBC Cable and Business Development; Larry Gershman, prexy of World Intl. Network; Rainer Siek, CBS Intl. president; and Kay Koplovitz, USA Networks president.