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Emmys: Hola to Espanol

NATAS seek to honor Spanish television

A correction was made to this article on June 3, 2005.

MIAMI — The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will debut the Honorary Trustee Awards on June 3, honoring leading Hispanics in U.S. Spanish-lingo television.

An eight-person organizing committee chaired by William Morris Agency senior VP Raul Mateu, Miami-based head of WMA’s Latin American division, will make recommendations to the NATAS national awards committee, which will make the final decision on the honorees. They will be announced in advance of the ceremony, to be held in San Antonio, Texas, but not televised.

Individuals but not shows will be recognized.

“Our National Awards have, on occasion, and our Regional Awards regularly recognize achievement in Spanish-language television,” NATAS prexy-CEO Peter O. Price said. “The Honorary Trustee Awards will now elevate that recognition.”

In addition to Mateu, the Honorary Trustee Awards organizing committee consists of Gilbert Davila, VP of multicultural marketing, Walt Disney Co.; Jacqueline Hernandez-Fallous, publisher, People en Espanol; Lisa Quiroz, VP, corporate responsibility, Time Warner; Noelia Rodriguez, VP of corporate communications, Univision Communications; Manolo Vidal, prexy-CEO, Vidal Partnership; Daniel Villanueva, managing partner, Bastion Capital; and Antoinette Zel, exec VP of strategic planning, Telemundo Networks Group.

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