National Academy of Television Arts and

Charles “Chuck” L. Dages, a former exec veep of emerging technology at Warner Bros., has been named chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Dages will work with the executive committee and the organization’s board of trustees on all major programming, sponsorship and marketing of the non-profit organization and will also work to secure its mandate of recognizing excellence in the television and media industry.

“Much has been written in the consumer and professional press of the changes occurring in our industry… the television industry,” Dages said in a prepared statement. “These well documented changes are tectonic: the diversity of new channels continues; the new business models for funding and paying for content are multiplying; the mobile platforms that laterally free the consumer to watch anytime and anywhere. This is an exciting time and the opportunities and challenges we must master will lead those who lead to reap the rewards. I am confident that with the combined talents of our board of trustees and NATAS staff, working together with our experienced leadership across the country in our nineteen regional chapters, the National Academy will grow and prosper while leading its membership into in this exciting time that many are calling the ‘second golden era’ of television.”

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