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Television Academy Taps Frank Scherma for Chairman, CEO

LOS ANGELES—Television and film industry executive Frank Scherma has been elected to a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2019, as chairman and CEO of the Television Academy by its board of governors. Scherma will succeed Hayma Washington.

“As our industry continues to evolve faster than ever, I am committed to ensuring that the Television Academy is at the forefront of this growth,” said Scherma. “Television is more exciting than ever, and I look forward to the new adventures and challenges we will face. I’m excited and humbled to take up this mantle.”

Scherma, currently president of multidisciplinary studio RadicalMedia, is joined on the board by other incoming officers elected to two-year terms that begin Jan. 1, 2019 through Dec. 31, 2020, including Steve Venezia, vice chair; Tim Gibbons, second vice chair; Sharon Lieblein, secretary; Allison Binder, treasurer and Mitch Waldow, Los Angeles Area vice chair.

More information is available on the Television Academy website.

Phil Kurz is a contributing editor to TV Tech. He has written about TV and video technology for more than 30 years and served as editor of three leading industry magazines. He earned a Bachelor of Journalism and a Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism.