National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) was created in 1955 to advance the arts and sciences of television.[1] Headquartered in New York, NATAS's membership is national and the organization has local chapters around the country. It was also known as the National Television Academy until 2007.

One of its past presidents, Don DeFore, was instrumental in arranging for the Emmy Awards to be broadcast on national TV for the first time on March 7, 1955. Other past presidents include John Cannon, Peter Price and Frank Radice.

NATAS distributes several groups of Emmy Awards, including the Daytime Emmy Awards, the Sports Emmy Awards, the News and Documentary Emmy Awards, the Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards, and "Public Service".

NATAS also supervised the primetime Emmy Awards until a split between the East and West memberships in the 1970s led to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences leaving NATAS. ATAS supervises the primetime and Los Angeles area Emmys, while NATAS is in charge of the other Emmy honors. In 2007, the organization spawned a peer organization dedicated to new media, called the National Academy of Media Arts & Sciences (NAMAS).[2]

NATAS publishes a magazine, Television Quarterly, which started in 1962.[3][4]

Local NATAS chapters organize award ceremonies of their own, handing out Emmy statues similar to those given out at the national ceremonies.[5]

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Founded 1955
Location
Area served
Television industry
Products Daytime Emmy Award
Sports Emmy Award
News & Documentary Emmy Award
Technology & Engineering Emmy Award
Website http://www.emmyonline.org/

See also

References

  1. ^ "History | National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – Lone Star". lonestaremmy.org. Retrieved 2017-07-24.
  2. ^ "NATAS". Emmy Online. Archived from the original on September 22, 2013. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  3. ^ "Television Quarterly". Emmy Online. Archived from the original on April 20, 2003. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  4. ^ "Journal List June 2015". FIAF. Archived from the original on October 19, 2015. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  5. ^ "The Emmy Awards - National Academy Chapters". Emmyonline.org. Archived from the original on 2009-09-22. Retrieved 2013-05-19.

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