New York Festivals Appoints Rose Anderson Executive Director of the NYF Television & Film Awards

New York, October 22, 2009: New York Festivals, now in its 52nd year, announced the appointment of Rose Anderson to the position of Executive Director of NYF’s Television & Film Awards. Ms. Anderson will spearhead the development of the New York Festivals Television & Film Awards and ensure that the competition continues to evolve with the changing landscape of the television and film industry. As Executive Director of the Film & Television Awards, Ms. Anderson will manage all facets of NYF’s Film & Television Awards, oversee the strategy to expand the competition’s footprint, and assemble an advisory board culled from the most respected and influential minds representing the television and film community.

"I am incredibly excited to be working here at NYF. I look forward to contributing towards the recognition of the World’s Best Work tm in television and film, and expanding the reach of the awards competition by embracing multiple platforms and recognizing world-wide content providers. The expanding digital world offers a wealth of excellent and innovative programming in all areas - news, sports, drama, promotions, corporate presentations, and the arts - and with NYF’s online peer judging, we can place terrific work in front of our global community of experienced judges," said Ms. Anderson.

Ms. Anderson, an Emmy Award winning producer, five year veteran the Sports Emmy Awards, and former Director of Production for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, contributes the experience and understanding of broadcast television that only an accomplished network producer can deliver. During her tenure with the Sports Emmy Awards, entries reached a thirty year high for three years in a row. Past production experience includes five Olympic Games for ABC, NBC and CBS. Her extensive background in broadcast television includes the creation of news, sports, arts, and entertainment programming for ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS and ESPN. Ms. Anderson’s production and programming experience casts her as the perfect liaison between participating producers and networks entering the Television & Film competition.

The newly appointed Executive Director began her television career at ABC News in 1976, and has worked on such projects as Good Morning America, the Miss America Pageant, Three Tenors in Rome, and the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony. Ms. Anderson is a member of the Directors Guild of America and received a Masters degree in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University.

The 2010 New York Festivals World's Best TV Programs & Films was created by combining the Television Programming and Promotion Awards with the International Film and Video Awards. Television categories include: news, documentary, information and entertainment programming, music video, infomercial, promotion, spots, openings and IDs. The competition will salute Film & Video categories, such as feature length, short and documentary films, informational, educational, corporate and industrial film productions; home video and student productions. To view a complete list of categories visit www.newyorkfestivals.com

All entries in the 2010 competition will be screened by the NYF judging panels, comprised of producers, directors, writers and other creative media professionals from around the globe. NYF’s online judging system ensures that each entry receives the proper amount of time and attention, in an environment that is free from outside distractions and unsolicited opinions.

All winning entries of the 2010 World's Best TV Programs & Films will be featured in the showcase section of New York Festivals website and promoted by our network of international representatives in 84 countries around the world.

All press inquiries are welcome and should be directed to Gayle Mandel: gmandel@internationalawardsgroup.com
Ph: 1 212 643 4800.

International Awards Group organizes advertising and programming competitions for the following brands: AME Awards for Advertising Marketing Effectiveness; Hive Awards for the Unsung Heroes of the Internet; Innovative Advertising Awards; Midas Awards for Financial Services Communications; The Global Awards for Healthcare Communications; NYF Advertising in All Media Awards; NYF Television & Film; and NYF Radio Programming & Promotions. Entries to each of the competitions are judged around the world by panels of peers in their respective industries. Founded in 1957, IAG and their brands now have representation in 84 countries. For more information, go to www.newyorkfestivals.com



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