The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will advise three Russian TV systems on establishing their own TV academy and producing an awards show similar to the Emmys.
ATAS exec director James L. Loper, awards director John Leverence and Art Kane, exec director of the National Academy of Arts & Sciences’ international council, will meet with Russian officials in Moscow April 25-29.
NBC has renewed the daytime talkshow “Leeza,” hosted by Leeza Gibbons, for next season. Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson, currently with the syndicated “Vicki!” will join the Paramount Domestic TV program as exec producer. The series has garnered low ratings but improved its time period since premiering in January.