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[03/11/08 - 06:23 PM]
Primetime Emmy(R) Awards Have a New Home at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, Starting with 60th Annual Primetime Emmys Airing Sunday, September 21 on Abc
Financial terms of a ten-year agreement were not disclosed.

[via press release from ABC]

PRIMETIME EMMY� AWARDS HAVE A NEW HOME AT NOKIA THEATRE L.A. LIVE, STARTING WITH 60TH ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMYS AIRING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 ON ABC

The NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE will be the new home of the Primetime Emmy Awards�, starting with the 60th Annual Primetime Emmys airing Sunday, September 21 on the ABC Television Network. AEG and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences signed a ten-year agreement to bring the awards to L.A. Live. An announcement for the new home was made by Timothy J. Leiweke, President & CEO, AEG, owners and operators of NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE and John Shaffner, Chairman & CEO, Board of Governors, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Financial terms of a ten-year agreement were not disclosed.

The multi-faceted agreement between AEG and the Television Academy will additionally place the Academy's 2008 Creative Arts Emmy Show the preceding weekend on Saturday, September 13, at the new 7,100-seat theatre located across from STAPLES Center within the L.A. LIVE sports and entertainment district. The agreement also calls for the 2008 Creative Arts and Governor's Balls to be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center which is adjacent to L.A. LIVE.

"We are very excited to be moving to this new state-of-the-art facility for out landmark 60th Primetime Emmy telecast," said Shaffner.

It is anticipated that the various venues within the 4 million sf./18 acre L.A. LIVE will host other programming and ancillary public and private Emmy events during 'Primetime Emmy Week' as well as, and throughout the year.

"Having the Primetime Emmy Awards as an 'anchor tenant' for L.A. LIVE has been one our highest priorities throughout the development of L.A. LIVE," said Leiweke. "While NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE will provide the very best technical elements available in any venue anywhere, the overall environment and atmosphere that the Academy will activate and create throughout the entire district will further establish the Primetime Emmys as one of the industry's most respected and important awards shows and one that now is guaranteed to be in Los Angeles for the next decade. Thank you to John Shaffner, Frank Kohler and the board of directors for your vision and your commitment. We won't let you down."

NOKIA Theatre L. A. LIVE hosts over 120 music, family, dance and comedy acts, award shows, televised productions, conventions and product launches annually. In just the first six months since opening its doors in October 2007, NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE has hosted six nights of the Eagles and Dixie Chicks, Sugarland, Queens of the Stone Age, Neil Young, Anita Baker, the American Music Awards, Mary J. Blige, So You Think You Can Dance Tour, John Mayer, Bjork, John Fogerty, Tori Amos, and George Lopez.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences was founded in 1946 just one month after network television was born. It is a non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of telecommunications arts and sciences and to fostering creative leadership in the telecommunications industry. In addition to recognizing outstanding programming through its Primetime Emmy(r) Awards, the Television Academy publishes Emmy magazine and through its Foundation, is responsible for the Archive of American Television, College Television Awards, acclaimed student internships and other educational outreach programs. For more information on the Television Academy and its many industry-related programs and services, including year-round Academy events, please visit www.emmys.tv.





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