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ATAS Foundation Announces New Officers

Nov 9, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Three new officers have been elected to The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation, announced Steve Mosko, the newly elected foundation chairman on Tuesday.

Mr. Mosko, president of Sony Pictures Television, was elected to chairman last week. Now joining him is Robert Levi, a consultant in television content and distribution, who has been elected to vice chair. Mr. Levi garnered two Emmy nominations during his time with Turner Broadcasting System and succeeded Ted Turner as general manager of TBS SuperStation. He was also president of worldwide program planning and acquisitions for the company.

Emmy recipient Nelson Davis has been elected to secretary. Mr. Nelson is president of Nelson Davis Television Productions, a 15-year-old business that directly involves advertisers in program production. He received four Emmy awards as executive producer of “Making it! Minority Success Stories,” in the Best Public Affairs series.

Veteran television producer, Chuck Fries, will serve as treasurer for the foundation. Mr. Fries is CEO and executive producer of Chuck Fries Productions and has produced or supervised more than 225 hours of television movies and miniseries. His work has received many industry awards, including an Emmy.

The ATAS Foundation oversees the Archive of American Television, the UCLA Archives Collection of Historic Television and the Academy Foundation Library at the USC Cinema Television Library. In addition, the Foundation sponsors the Academy’s College Internship Program, College Television Awards, Visiting Professionals Program and an annual five-day faculty seminar for 20 college professors selected from a nationwide search.