GMA Network's Vice President for Program Management Jose Mari R. Abacan has been invited to represent the country as one of the jurors in the Final Round of judging for the 2010 International Emmy Awards (TV Movie/Mini-Series Category) on November 20-22 in New York City.
Abacan was chosen by the Academy's Emmy Committee to participate on the panel of esteemed professionals from around the world to recognize excellence in the best television programs produced outside the United States.
This black-tie event gives Abacan a chance to represent not only GMA Network, but our country as well among the rest of the 500 judges in 35 countries in the most prestigious international award-giving body for television.
As a Finals juror for this year's awards, Abacan will review the four nominated programs which include regional semi-finalists from each of the four Emmy judging regions (Europe, Latin America, English-Language, and Asia/Africa/Middle East).
The Philippines received two nominations this year: ABS-CBN's Dahil May Isang Ikaw for Best Telenovela and Sid Lucero (Dahil May Isang Ikaw) for Best Performance by an Actor.
Every November, the Academy produces a Television Festival and the International Emmy Awards Gala in New York City.
The International Emmy World Television Festival, which screens the current year's International Emmy-nominated programs, will be held on November 20-21 at the Sofitel New York.
The 38th International Emmy Awards Gala takes place on November 22. This black-tie event attracts over 1,000 major figures in broadcast, entertainment and media from around the world.
Founded in 1969, the International Emmy Awards is an annual event organized by The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the largest organization of global broadcasters, with members from over 50 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile, and technology.
The Emmys is considered the TV equivalent of the Oscars.