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[05/05/11 - 07:40 AM]
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Renews Eight-Year Primetime Emmy(R) Deal with Broadcast Networks
In addition, Mark Burnett has been selected to executive produce the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, which airs Sunday, September 18 on FOX.

[via press release from Academy of Television Arts & Sciences]

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Renews Eight-Year Primetime Emmy(R) Deal with Broadcast Networks

Mark Burnett will executive produce the 63rd Primetime Emmy(R) Awards, airing Sunday, September 18, on FOX.

May 4, 2011

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and representatives from ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC announced this evening that the Television Academy's contract with the four broadcast networks to televise the Primetime Emmy(R) Awards has been extended through 2018. The Primetime Emmy(R) Awards will continue a "wheel rotation" with each of the four broadcast networks, beginning with FOX for the 2011 telecast and continuing with ABC, CBS and NBC, respectively. The networks will pay a license fee of at least $8.25 million for the program, for a guaranteed $66 million over the course of the eight-year deal.

In addition, it was announced that Emmy Award-winning producer Mark Burnett has been selected to executive produce the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, which airs Sunday, September 18, on FOX.

"We thank Ken Ziffren for his leadership, as well as all those involved from both the Television Academy and the broadcast networks in bringing the negotiations to this successful conclusion," said Television Academy chairman and CEO John Shaffner. "We are excited about the continued collaboration with our broadcast partners, and look forward to working with FOX and - for the first time - with Mark Burnett on this year's telecast."

"As an Emmy Award winner, I know the excitement of standing on the Emmy stage before your peers and the American public to receive that statue," said Mark Burnett. "My mission in producing this year's Emmys is to provide the absolutely most memorable television experience for the nominees, the winners and the viewing audience."

The numbers and categories of on-air awards for the 2011 telecast will remain the same. For the subsequent seven years of the agreement, the designated network broadcasting the Primetime Emmys and the Television Academy will give due consideration to reviewing the award categories and the manner of presentation of the awards, taking into account the interests of various constituencies of the Television Academy.

The Television Academy's negotiating committee was chaired by Kenneth Ziffren and included John Shaffner, Nancy Wiard and Alan Perris. Dixon Dern served as the Television Academy's attorney.

The networks' negotiating team consisted of Ira Kurgan (FOX), Deborah Barak (CBS), Marc Graboff (NBC) and Jana Winograde (ABC). Minna Taylor, a FOX attorney, acted as the contact person on behalf of the networks' attorneys.

About Mark Burnett

Three-time Emmy Award winner Mark Burnett has produced over 1,000 hours of television programming which regularly air in over 70 countries worldwide. His current airing series include Survivor (CBS), The Celebrity Apprentice (NBC), Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? (FOX), Shark Tank (ABC) and The Voice (NBC); completing the milestone of having had a renewed series on each of the four U.S. major networks. Burnett also produces Expedition Impossible (ABC), which is to premiere later this year, and has a strong presence in other award-show franchises, producing the annual People's Choice Awards and the MTV Movie Awards.

In April of 2011, Burnett and media conglomerate Hearst Corporation announced their new joint media, production and events-based venture which will focus on media content, producing events around that content, and spinning off television shows and other programming based on Hearst brands.

Mr. Burnett has been named one of the world's most influential people by Time Magazine and also TV Guide's most valuable player. He has won Brandweek's Marketer of the Year Award, the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award, the PGA Norman Lear Award and the prestigious Rose d'Or FRAPA Format Award. Burnett was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and was honored in 2010 with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.





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