MIAMI, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — HBO Latin America announced that it will be hosting the semi-final round of judging for the 2012 International Emmy® Awards for the sixth consecutive year. The round of judging for the semi-finalists in the European TV Movie/Mini-Series category will take place tomorrow, June 15th, in Miami Beach, Florida with a panel of judges consisting of well-known actors, producers and industry critics from Latin America.
“We are proud to, once again and for the sixth consecutive year, participate in an event as prestigious as the International Emmy® Awards, which recognizes excellence in television productions. At HBO, we believe that supporting and recognizing the creation of high quality television content is the ideal incentive to further evolve the industry in pursuit of bringing the best entertainment to subscribers,” stated Emilio Rubio, president of HBO Latin America Group.
As a host, HBO Latin America is governed by the rules currently adopted by the academy. The complete list of hosts is available at http://www.iemmys.tv/awards_hosts.aspx.
The final round will take place in September, and the nominees in each category will be announced in October from Cannes, France. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will reveal the winners during the 40th Annual International Emmy® Awards presentation, which will take place on November 19th in New York.
About HBO Latin America
HBO Latin America is the premium television network leader that, in addition to being recognized for the quality and diversity of its original programming, films and documentaries, also provides services with the highest technology in SD and HD formats in more than 23 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean through its HBO®, HBO2®, HBO® Signature, HBO® Plus, HBO® Family, HBO Caribbean®, Cinemax®, MAX®, MAX HD® and MaxPrime (SM) and HBO OD.
About The International Academy
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 50 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy’s yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards Ceremony held in New York, The International Digital Emmy® Awards at MIPTV and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The Academy was chartered with a mission to recognize excellence in television produced outside of the United States and it presents The International Emmy® Awards in the following twenty categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Current Affairs; Comedy; Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction; Digital Program: Non-Fiction; Documentary; Drama Series; Kids: Preschool; Kids: Animation; Kids: Factual; Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment; Kids: Series; Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series. For more information go to www.iemmys.tv.