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TV ACADEMY REPORTS RECORD NUMBER OF ENTRIES -- MORE THAN 3,800 -- IN THIS YEAR'S PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS COMPETITION

 NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) reports a new record of more than 3,800 programs and individual achievements officially entered into its 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards competition. Last year there were 2,700 entries.
 Nomination ballots will be mailed June 14. Deadline for return of ballots to the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young is Friday, June 25. Ceremonies to announce Primetime nominees is set for Thursday, July 22, at 5:35 a.m. PT at the Academy Plaza Theatre in North Hollywood. All active Academy members are eligible to nominate programs but only peer groups may also nominate within their branches, such as directors nominate directors, writers nominate writers, performers nominate performers, etc. Peer panel judging to determine final winners will take place during the weekend of Aug. 14 and 15 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
 The "45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation" telecast will originate live on the ABC Television Network on Sunday, Sept. 19, from the Pasadena (Calif.) Civic Auditorium. As previously announced, Don Mischer will serve as executive producer. Director of the telecast and star host(s) will soon be announced.
 The Academy's Governors Ball will immediately follow the telecast at the adjacent Pasadena Exhibition Hall. Emmys in the creative arts categories will be presented during a Sept. 18 banquet, also from the Pasadena Exhibition Hall.
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 /CONTACT: Murray Weissman or Mark Rosch of Weissman/Angellotti, 818-763-2975, for ATAS/


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