J.J. Abrams to Receive 2013 International Emmy Founders Award
New York, May 1, 2013 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will present the 2013 International Emmy® Founders Award to renowned film and television Creator/Writer/Director J.J. Abrams. Academy President & CEO, Bruce L. Paisner, announced today that Abrams will accept the Award –which recognizes an individual who crosses cultural boundaries to touch our common humanity– at the 41st International Emmy® Awards Gala, on Monday, November 25, 2013, in New York City.
“J.J. Abrams is a master of all forms of entertainment who has made an indelible mark on our global culture,” said Paisner. “Even at this comparatively early stage of his career, he has earned this international recognition and we look forward to presenting the Founders Award to him.”
“I am deeply grateful to Mr. Paisner and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for this honor, and will thank them, perhaps to an embarrassing degree, in person, in November.” said Abrams.
On top of his currently running television series “Person of Interest”, “Fringe” and “Revolution”, Abrams has just been announced as the Director of the next installment of the Star Wars saga, set for release in 2015. His latest feature, “Star Trek Into Darkness”, bows May 2013.