COO signs new multi-year deal with org
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences chief operating officer Alan Perris has sealed a new multi-year deal with the org.Contract extension keeps Perris in charge of overseeing the TV Academy’s day-to-day operations as its top ranking paid staffer. Perris’ new pact was announced Wednesday by TV Academy chairman/CEO John Shaffner. Perris continues to report to Shaffner and the TV acad’s executive committee. He also reports to Academy Foundation chairman Jerry Petry and its board of directors on issues relating to that portion of the organization. “He has earned the respect of the Academy’s executive committee and Board of Governors, as well as the Academy’s staff, with his leadership, knowledge of television programming and management experience,” Shaffner said. Perris joined the TV academy in 2006. Before that, his credits included serving as senior VP of first-run programming at Sony Pictures TV and at Telepictures. He also spent time as president of the TV production shingles at Scripps-Howard and Post-Newsweek. The exec was also a senior VP of programming at the Hallmark Network and president-GM of WPLG-TV and WTVJ-TV, both in Miami.