The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Announces the Election of Charles L. Dages, Former Warner Bros. Executive, as Chairman of the Board

Aug 13, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Press release from NATAS:

New York, NY – August 13, 2014 — The governing Board of Trustees of The

National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced the

election of Charles (Chuck) L. Dages, former Warner Bros. Executive Vice

President, Emerging Technology, as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Dages will be

working with the Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees on all major

programming, sponsorship and marketing of the non-profit organization and

securing its mandate of recognizing excellence in the television and media

“Much has been written in the consumer and professional press of the changes

occurring in our industry…the television industry,” said Dages. “These well

documented changes are tectonic: the diversity of new channels continues; the

new business models for funding and paying for content are multiplying; the

mobile platforms that laterally free the consumer to watch anytime and

anywhere. This is an exciting time and the opportunities and challenges we

must master will lead those who lead to reap the rewards. I am confident that

with the combined talents of our board of trustees and NATAS staff, working

together with our experienced leadership across the country in our nineteen

regional chapters, the National Academy will grow and prosper while leading its

membership into in this exciting time that many are calling the ‘second golden

era’ of television.”


Charles (Chuck) L. Dages, is the former Warner Bros. Executive Vice President,

Emerging Technology, a post culminating a career at the Studio of nearly twenty years.

In this senior executive position, Mr. Dages was responsible for leading and applying

new, innovative technologies to the production, post-production and distribution of

feature films, television and interactive entertainment.

Reporting to Mr. Dages, the core areas of Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging Inc., WB

Advanced Editorial Services and WB Production Technology became leaders in their

respective fields. These operations pioneered the practical implementation of advanced

techniques and technologies making them global leaders in post-production, restoration,

finishing, and versioning for an ever expanding consumer digital platforms.

Dages’ led the creation of a complete studio digital facility for “The Ellen De Generes

Show” at the Warner Bros. Studio in Burbank, CA. Chuck worked closely with the

creators of TMZ in building “tapeless digital newsroom” bringing the websiteTMZ.com

to television with its hallmark instant breaking celebrity news.

As the senior executive assigned to Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging Inc. and WB

Advanced Editorial Services Inc, an all-digital post facility on the Studio Lot, became a

global enterprise for film and television series production and classic film restoration.

Using new business models, a redefined customers base, flexible workflow design and

rapidly grew under his tenure. Launching of this newly defined business for global postproduction

and restoration services was marked by the opening night premiere of the

restored classic, RED SHOES, at the Cannes Film Festival and a screening of restored

GODFATHER at the New York Times Film Club. This facility is routinely chosen for

post-production of major films and television series.

Dages directed the Warner Bros. involvement with The (US) President’s Emergency Plan

for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). As Public-Private partnership between the Studio and the US

State Department, he lead and the various divisions of Warner Bros. in bringing their

expertise and creative resources to the Global fight against AIDS. Warner Bros.

Entertainment Inc. received the Global Business Coalition Award for Business

Excellence for this work. Mr. Dages was member of the WB strategic team, which

created the Studio’s video game arm, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Warner

Bros. Online early use of social media, along with multiple strategic partnerships and

Joining Warner Bros. in 1994 as SVP Technology, he managed the launch of the Warner

International Channel, the launch of syndicated television show “Extra”, the Rosie

O’Donnell Show and designed and built the innovative WB TV Network digital

infrastructure which was later recognized with a Technical Emmy® Award. Prior to

joining Warner Bros., Chuck held positions of increasing responsibility as VP of East

Coast Operations, VP Engineering and VP Development at CBS Television. Major

projects during is tenure included the Ed Sullivan Theater for the “Late Show with David

Letterman”; CBS Evening News studio; 60 Minutes post; CBS Broadcast Ops Center and

technical facilities for the 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympic Games among others. His body

of work in TV, network broadcasting, motion picture restoration, postproduction, digital

workflows, interactive entertainment and conforming content for consumer digital

devices at Warner Bros. and CBS resulted in Chuck receiving many honors including

three Emmy (R) Awards. Silicon Valley’s AO Network named Chuck 2013 Power Player

in Digital Entertainment.

Dages is a Life Fellow in the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

(SMPTE). He was twice named to the US Delegation to the UN General Assembly High

Level meeting on Global Health. Dages was awarded a US State Department Certificate

of Appreciation for President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief work in Africa. Chuck

serves on NYC Economic Development Corp’s (EDC) Media 2020 and a participant in

CEO Game Changers.

Dages most recently served as Co-Chair of the National Academy of Arts & Sciences’

Awards Committee being appointed in 2010 to this position. Chuck is a member National

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New York Chapter, and a member of the

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Dages is a supporter and participant in the

NATAS Technology & Engineering Emmy ™ Award Committee and its annual Awards

ceremony since in 1985.

Chuck earned his BS in Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology with Honors.

He graduated with an MS Engineering-Science, Honors Program, from Pennsylvania

State University, where was named as the Outstanding Engineering Alumni. Chuck is the

recipient of University of Southern California Entertainment Technology Center’s Bob

Lambert Technology Leadership Award where he was a longtime Board Member and

served as the Chair.

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