A+E Networks will receive the Television Academy’s 2015 Governors Award, the Academy announced Thursday.
The award is in recognition of A+E corporate social responsibility programs. It will be presented during the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sept. 12.
Through its many networks and platforms, A+E Networks has undertaken pro-social initiatives that have tied in with its programming, and created partnerships with such organizations as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, March of Dimes, NAACP, Stand Up to Cancer and Team Rubicon.
A&E’s Intervention Town Hall Meetings, Lifetime’s Broad Focus, History’s Thank a Veteran at Work and Take A Veteran to School have all joined with corporate and government leaders, including the White House, to impact the lives of as many people as possible through public service initiatives.
A+E Networks’ public service campaigns have also advanced a wide range of causes including drug and alcohol addiction and recovery; women and girls’ empowerment; breast cancer research and advocacy; preservation of our country’s historic sites; and the critical issues facing our veterans and military families.
“For over 30 years, A+E Networks has had an unwavering commitment to the communities we serve. It is a great honor for our Corporate Outreach initiatives to be recognized by the Television Academy with its Governors Award,” A+E Networks president and CEO Nancy Dubuc said. “Television is a powerful medium and we are proud to be able to use our networks and platforms to shine a light on important social issues.”
The Governors Award recipient is chosen by the Television Academy’s board of governors and bestowed upon an individual, company, organization or project for outstanding cumulative or singular achievement in the television industry. Past recipients include Walter Cronkite, Bob Hope, American Idol Gives Back, and It Gets Better Project.
The Academy also announced the final presenters for the Creative Arts Emmys. They are as follows:
Pamela Adlon (“Louie”); Sasha Alexander (“Rizzoli & Isles”); Shiri Appleby (“UnReal”); Scott Aukerman (“Comedy Bang Bang”); Reg E. Cathey (“House of Cards”); Billy Eichner (“Billy on the Street”); Heidi Klum (“Project Runway”); Chuck Lorre (“The Big Bang Theory”); Aasif Mandvi (“The Brink”); Katharine McPhee (“Scorpion”); Kristen Schaal (“The Last Man on Earth”); Martin Starr (“Silicon Valley”); Mae Whitman (“Parenthood”); and Constance Zimmer (“UnReal”).
The 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be executive-produced by Bob Bain, and an edited version will be broadcast Sept 19 at 8pm/7c and 10:30pm/9c on FXX.