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NATAS TAPS TOPPERS

Intl. council fills 26 positions on its board

At the annual board meeting of the Intl. Council of NATAS, 18 new directors were elected to serve two-year terms. At the same meeting, the board elected seven new associates and one fellow.

There are now 90 directors of the Intl. Council, 60% of whom are from outside the U.S.

Among the new directors from overseas are: RTE director general Bob Collins (Ireland), Future TV founding member Ali Jaber (Lebanon), MTV president Istvan Petak (Hungary), Mediaset exec VP Giovanni Stabilini (Italy), BBC head of TV Will Wyatt (U.K.), Cisneros Group chairman and CEO Gustavo Cisneros (Venezuela) and China TV chairman Cheng Su Ming (China).

From the U.S. and Canada the new directors are: Baton Broadcasting president and CEO Ivan Fecan, H.A.M. principal John Healy, Ziff Davis president and CEO Eric Hippeau, Lifetime TV president and CEO Douglas McCormick, E! TV president and CEO Lee Masters, CNET chairman and CEO Halsey Minor and MTV Intl. president William Roedy.

Bob Phyllis, former deputy director general of the BBC and now chief executive of the Guardian Media Group in the U.K., has been elected a Life Fellow of the Council.

The Intl. Council, a part of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, is the organization that awards the Intl. Emmy to the best programs made outside the U.S. each year and produces the annual Worldwide Television Summit Conference.

— Elizabeth Guider

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