MUMBAI: indiantelevision.com and The Indian
Telly Awards founder Anil Wanvari has been unanimously elected
by a majority vote as an Associate of the International Academy
of Television Arts and Sciences, US for a period of two years
with immediate effect.
The decision was taken by the Board of Directors of the International
Academy of Television Arts and Science, in a meeting held
at its headquarters in New York on 30 June. The International
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is the division of
the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and
is the largest organization in the world of international
|indiantelevision.com and The Indian Telly
Awards founder Anil Wanvari holding the Indian Telly.
Congratulating Wanvari on his appointment,
Bruce L Paisner, Chairman, the International Academy of Television
Arts and Sciences, says: "I know from my own experience
that you will find your involvement with the International
TV Academy and its activities to be highly worthwhile. We,
the Executive Committee, look forward to your active engagement
for the next two years."
Adds International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
executive director Georges Leclere: "We believe that
there is a lot that Wanvari can bring to the Academy. And
we are looking forward to that especially considering his
position in the Indian television market."
Says Wanvari: "I feel grateful for the honour that the
academy has bestowed on me. I look forward to contributing
in every way I can to make the International Academy of Television
Arts & Sciences more relevant to the Indian television
About The Academy
The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
was founded in 1969 to promote excellence in international
television and is the organization that awards International
Emmys to the best television programs produced outside the
US It is part of the National Academy of Television Arts and
Sciences; however, it operates under its own Board of Directors
with a global focus. Every November, The International Academy
produces the iEMMYs Festival and International Emmy Awards
Gala in New York City.
The academy is the largest organization of global broadcasters,
with representatives from over 50 countries on its Board.
Sixty per cent of the 100-member Board of Directors come from
countries based outside of the US, and represent the world's
largest production, distribution and broadcast companies.
The apex body is decided to fostering relationships between
international broadcasters as well as encouraging excellence
in worldwide television programming by recognizing it through
its prestigious International Emmy Award and nurturing it
through its outreach and educational programs such as its
Peter Ustinov Television Script Writing Award. Prospective
Associates are nominated by current members, and are elected
by a majority vote of the full Board of Directors for a renewable
The Indian Telly Awards is a brand owned by Anil Wanvari and
it is the first awards instituted to recognize excellence
both on and off the television screen in India. They have
become the de facto industry standard for felicitating talent
in more than 50 categories right from best actor to best TV
daily to TV cameraman to TV scriptwriter to best distribution
executive to TV CEO.