Soaps.com has been notified that The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has appointed actor, producer and founder of TV Cares, David Michaels, Senior Executive Director of the Daytime Entertainment EmmyÂ® Awards.
Chairman of NATAS, Malachy Wienges says, "David's experiences in all genres of Daytime television make him the perfect candidate to head up our Daytime EmmyÂ® Awards operations. His long time association with The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) will be a valuable asset as the two Academies work closer together sharing the same goal of awarding excellence in television."
Mr. Michaels is honored and stated, "The Daytime EmmyÂ® Awards remains the favorite annual event for so very many fans throughout the country. In a world where the face of television and especially Daytime is constantly transitioning and changing, we strive to keep the Daytime EmmyÂ® Awards a vital and exciting event. I am very excited and honored to be working with NATAS as Senior Executive Director and about the upcoming awards year."
David Michaels served as Co-Chairman of the Daytime Emmy Awards serving on the Board of Governors for 14 years as well as on numerous other committees. He also conceived and produced the annual Ribbon of Hope Celebration honoring programs and individuals for responsible programming in the area of AIDS awareness and education. Along with Tom Viola of Broadway Cares/Equity Fight AIDS, he helped to make the Red Ribbon an international symbol of AIDS Awareness. In addition, David spent ten years as the Director of Special Events for the Western Region of The Actorsâ€™ Fund of America.
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- Christine Fix