ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES AEG AS TITLE SPONSOR FOR 9TH ANNUAL CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC
2008 Primetime Emmy® Award Nominee Jon Hamm,
James Denton, Dave Annable, Joe Mantegna, Dennis Haysbert
and More Scheduled to Attend
North Hollywood, CA – As part of the festivities leading up to the 60th Primetime Emmy® Awards, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation (Television Academy Foundation) is pleased to announce that AEG has become the Title Sponsor for its 9th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic on Monday, September 15, at El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana.
“The Celebrity Golf Classic is an event that the Television Academy’s Foundation looks forward to every year,” said Terri Clark, Executive Director of the Television Academy Foundation, who announced AEG's participation today.
“The annual benefit allows the industry to support the Foundation in its efforts to foster personal skill development, address diversity and document the evolution of television and digital media," Clark stated. "We especially look forward to having AEG, who will be hosting the upcoming Primetime Emmys in their recently opened NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE, join us this year as the Title Sponsor.”
With the growing partnership between the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, AEG has increased their support of the Foundation by stepping in as the Celebrity Golf Classic’s title sponsor.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Television Academy Foundation, which develops and administers numerous educational and archival programs serving the general public and academic community, the television industry and the Television Academy membership.
Scheduled to play are Dave Annable, Brian Baumgartner, Carlos Bernard, James Denton, David James Elliot, 2008 Primetime Emmy Award Nominee Jon Hamm, Dennis Haysbert, Joe Mantegna, Scott Wolf and more.
"We are proud to be involved with this year’s 9th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic,” said Timothy J. Leiweke, President & CEO, AEG.
“We are truly honored to support the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation," he continued, "and pay tribute to them for all of their efforts and hard work in providing education, resources and inspiration to future generations of the television and entertainment industry.”
The 60th Primetime Emmy® Awards is being produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures LLC. Returning with Ehrlich are producer Renato Basile and co-producer Danette Herman. Lou Horvitz will be directing.
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About the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation
Established in 1959 as the charitable arm of the Television Academy, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation is dedicated to utilizing the resources of the Television Academy and the artistry of television to preserve and celebrate the history of the medium and to educate and guide those who will shape its future.
The Foundation is responsible for the Archive of American Television, as well as Educational Programs such as the College Television Awards and its renowned Student Internship Program. For more information on the Foundation, the Television Academy and its many industry-related programs and services, please visit www.emmysfoundation.org.
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The world’s largest investor in entertainment and sports facilities, AEG is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company and
owns the world’s most profitable sports and entertainment venues. The entity is the world’s largest developer of sports and entertainment sponsorship and naming rights as well.
AEG is also the world’s largest presenter of live sports and entertainment events and the world’s largest owner of sports teams and sports events. The company has invested billions of dollars in sports, entertainment and media projects; and reaches billions of people each year through its facilities, events, music, theater, festivals, sports, films and media assets.
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About the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences was founded in 1946 just one month after network television was born. It is a non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of telecommunications arts and sciences and to fostering creative leadership in the telecommunications industry.
In addition to recognizing outstanding programming through its Emmy® Award, the Television Academy publishes Emmy® Magazine and stages many industry-related programs, services and year-round events for the television community.
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