Friday, November 18, 2016

HAYMA WASHINGTON Is FIRST BLACK ELECTED CEO Of TELEVISION ACADEMY On VARIETY MAG!!



Television Academy Elects Hayma "Screech" Washington
CRAZY COOL GROOVY CONGRATULATIONS goes out to HAYMA SCREECH WASHINGTON, who  has been elected Chairman of the ACADEMY Of TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES (TELEVISON ACADEMY)!!!
He replaces BRUCE ROSENBLUM, who had held the role since 2011, having extended his term in July 2015 during the Academy’s recent $40 million fundraising campaign. 
The Academy is best-known for handing out the annual Emmy Awards in September.
HAYMA WASHINGTON is the first BLACK PERSON to be elected CHAIR in the organization’s history, 
VARIETY Magazine reports he has served as a governor in the producers branch for the last five years. Washington, who runs his own production company banner, Screechers Pix, was an executive producer for CBS’ “Amazing Race,” which earned him seven Emmy Awards, along with a Producers Guild Award. He’s also worked for Walt Disney Studios, Buena Vista Domestic and International Productions, and Don Ohlmeyer Communications Company. His producing credits include the 39th Emmy Awards, the MTV Video Music Awards and the ESPYs.
HAYMA WASHINGTON said;
“I am honored to have been selected to lead the Academy and look forward to serving our membership alongside the governors, executive committee, Foundation and staff. This is a time of considerable change for our industry and I am deeply committed to ensuring that the Academy is at the forefront as we move towards a more inclusive future.”
He ran for the position opposite Kevin Hamburger.
The incoming officers who will serve a two-year term beginning January 1, 2017 and running through December 31, 2018 are Frank Scherma, Vice Chair; Steve Venezia, Second Vice Chair; Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg, Secretary; Allison Binder, Treasurer; and, Mitch Waldow, Los Angeles Area Vice Chair.
-CCG

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