Catherine Mackay and Armando Nunez Jr. will serve as Dinner Co-Chairs for the 32nd International Emmy Awards Gala. This year’s event will take place Nov. 22 in New York.
MacKay is the regional CEO for the U.S. and Australasia and CEO of FremantleMedia Enterprises and Nunez is the president of CBS Broadcast Intl. and exec VP of CBS Enterprises.
“The Academy is very pleased to have two international TV visionaries, act as the co-chairs for this year’s I-Emmy Awards gala. Their participation will significantly add to this distinctive evening where we will honor the best in global TV programming produced outside the U.S.,” said Bruce Paisner, prexy-CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, at Monday’s announcement.
In addition to the presentation of I-Emmy Awards for programming Nov. 22, the Academy will present three special trophies.
The Directorate Award will be given to Herbert Kloiber, managing director of the Tele-Munchen Group (TMG) for his outstanding achievement in broadcasting. MTV Intl. will receive the Founders Award for revolutionizing music on TV and supporting the fight against AIDS around the world. MTV-I prexy Bill Roedy will accept the award on behalf of MTV.
Len Mauger, veteran Australian Channel Nine broadcaster, will receive the Ted Cott Award for his dedication to the Academy.
The I-ATAS is the largest organization of global broadcasters, with members from 61 countries and over 250 companies.