Nominations for the Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards for Children's Programming will be announced for the first time at the KidScreen Summit, which will be held at New York City's Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Feb. 7-9, 2007. The noms will be announced at the KidScreen Summit opening evening reception on Feb. 7, featuring children's programming talent and video clips of the nominees.
Some 1,400 industry leaders from 35 countries -- representing film, television, new media, consumer products, retail and marketing targeted to children -- are expected to attend the three-day summit. Complementing the event, KidScreen will publish a special issue focusing on the Emmy Awards for Children's Programming, as well as schedule a session for attendees about the Emmy Award entry and judging process.
"The KidScreen Summit is a unique opportunity to showcase the best in children's television programming to a peer audience of leading decision-makers and influencers in the global children's entertainment market," said Peter Price, president/ceo, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. "We'll be unveiling the nominations in 12 categories, including our first Emmy Award for outstanding achievement for children's programming distributed via broadband and portable delivery, including the Internet, cell phones and personal media players."
"We're are excited and feel quite fortunate to team up with an organization with matching dedication to the development and advancement of the children's entertainment industry," said Donna MacNeil, vp/group publisher, KIDSCREEN, a publication of Brunico Communications. "What better cheering squad for this year's Emmy nominees than a peer community of industry leaders and colleagues? We look forward to working with Peter and his team on providing a fun celebration of the innovation and achievement reflected in the nominations of an award as respected and recognized as the Emmy."
The Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards will be presented at mid-2007 ceremonies.
In addition to the new Broadband Emmy Award for Children's Programming, categories include: Outstanding Children's Animation, Outstanding Special Class Animated Program, Outstanding Directing in a Children's Series, Best Original Song in a Children's Program and in an Animated Program, Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program, Outstanding Children's Series, Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series, Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series, Outstanding Children/Youth/Family Special as well as Outstanding Writing In a Children's Series. For more information, please visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv.
Now in its eighth year, the KidScreen Summit (www.kidscreensummit.com) is a leading conference on the business of kid's entertainment, produced by Brunico Marketing Inc., a California subsidiary of Toronto-based Brunico Communications. Kids' entertainment execs come to the Summit to engage in critical dialogue on issues that affect the industry; take advantage of some of the industry's best networking opportunities; recognize and understand current market needs, opportunities and challenges; learn more about key innovators and their vision; and find and share ideas that drive their businesses forward.