International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
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The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is an organization of global broadcasters, with members from nearly 70 countries and over 400 companies. Sixty percent of the Board of Directors come from countries outside of the United States, and represents the world's largest production, distribution and broadcast companies.
The Academy was founded in 1969 to promote excellence in international television programming and is the organization that presents the International Emmy Award to the best television programmes produced, and initially aired, outside the U.S. There are fifteen programme categories for the International Emmy Awards: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actor; Best Performance by an Actress; Children & Young People; Comedy; Current Affairs; Documentary; Drama Series; Interactive Channel; Interactive Program; Interactive TV Service; News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; and TV Movie/Mini-Series.
As well as the Gala, the International Academy also produces the International Emmy World Television Festival. The Television Festival screens the current year's International Emmy-nominated programmes and features producers and directors who speak about their work.
The Academy's Foundation also presents the annual Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award for young television writers.
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