The year 2018 couldn’t be any better for the CEO Ebonylife TV, Mo Abudu who was just recently appointed the Director of International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the organization in charge of staging the world famous International Emmy Award.
This happened due to her efforts in making sure that the Nigerian TV and film productions gained recognition in quality and popularity. No wonder she was spotted because she indeed knows what she’s doing. As a member of this prestigious board, she becomes a member of a selected group of about 100 directors who are leading executive in international channels production and distribution companies. She’s expected to attend board and members meeting 3 or 4 times a year, giving her the opportunity to network with her peers.
On getting the news of her appointment, here’s what she said;
“I’ve always wanted to be a member of the International Academy, to help make African voices heard when it comes to nominating and rewarding the world’s best television shows. To be approved as a director is even better because we need a seat at the table when important decisions about our industry are being made. I’m grateful to the Academy for their confidence in me.”
Founded in 1969, The Academy was chartered with a mission to recognize excellence in television programming produced outside of the United States, and it presents the International Emmy® Award to programmes in twenty categories. The Academy’s annual event schedule includes the International Emmy® Awards, The International Emmy® Kids Awards, @ Miptv and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and panels on substantive industry topics.
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences brings together the world’s leading media and entertainment professionals, with over 700 members from more than 60 countries. The Academy is a unique, independent organization comprised of the world’s television and media leaders who come together to exchange ideas, discuss common issues and promote new strategies for the future development of quality global television programming.
We believe with Mo as a member of this body, African talents and stories will be positioned properly. Well done Mo Abudu, continue to make Africa and Nigeria proud. Keep shining superstar.