Release: Marc Wade to Television Academy Digital
Site production veteran Marc Wade, a once longtime engineer for Apple Computer, Inc., brought his multimedia expertise to Hollywood first with Paramount franchise Star Trek and, most recently, with acclaimed Disney Interactive sites and properties.
Los Angeles, CA – The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has hired Marc Wade for the newly-created position of Executive Producer, Digital. The announcement was made by Television Academy COO Alan Perris. In this role, Wade will be responsible for the production of the Academy’s digital experiences, including the Television Academy website and related apps.
Wade will report to VP of Digital Maury McIntyre, who will continue to oversee the Television Academy’s digital strategy and initiatives. Wade will be responsible for digital and website production, leading digital product and platform development and coordinating digital content programming.
Wade will collaborate with key department heads for the Television Academy to ensure quality representation in all of the Academy’s digital initiatives. In conjunction with McIntyre, Wade will implement and execute the digital product and editorial strategies necessary to achieve the Academy’s vision and goals in the digital arena.
“We’re thrilled to add Marc to our expanding Digital team,” said Academy COO Alan Perris. “His expertise in digital and franchise development will help to further elevate the Emmy® and Academy’s digital brand and channels.”
Prior to joining the Television Academy, Wade spent four years as Director of Destination Web Sites for Disney Interactive. Wade built and led a diverse, cross-functional team of producers, writers, developers and graphic artists in fulfilling site functionality and content objectives.
Under Wade’s direction, the company delivered award-winning online presences in over 22 countries for the launch of the “Toy Story 3” website. His team was awarded a People’s Voice Award for this project, as well as Webby Award nominations for their work on the “Wreck-It Ralph” and “Frankenweenie” websites.
Before Disney Interactive, Wade was the Director of Production for Paramount Digital Entertainment. He led a team that pioneered the design, development and ongoing production of a web presence for one of the world’s most famous entertainment properties, Star Trek. Wade has additionally held positions at CBS Interactive and Apple Computer, Inc.
Wade pursued graduate studies in Computer Science at UCLA and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from California State University, Northridge. He is the recipient of the Best Online or Wireless Promotion from the Interactive Media and Marketing Association.
About the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The Television Academy has awarded Emmys for interactive media excellence since 2002, and beginning in 2008, broadband or digital programming has been eligible in its annual Primetime Emmy Awards. This year, it is anticipated that many programs available only via digital platforms will enter the Emmy competition in the Drama and Comedy series categories. The Television Academy provides a “For Your Consideration” screener site for the convenience of its voting members, makes its monthly membership events available to the general public via live webcasts on Emmys.com, creates digital content around its annual Hall of Fame and Television Academy Honors ceremonies, and engages its members, the television industry and the public via various social media channels.
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, founded in 1946 at the birth of the medium, is a non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of telecommunication arts, sciences and creative leadership. Known for recognizing outstanding programming through its Primetime Emmy® Awards, the Television Academy also publishes emmy magazine. Its charitable Foundation operates the Archive of American Television, College Television Awards, acclaimed student internships and other educational outreach programs. For more information on the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, its many industry-related programs and services, including year-round events, please visit www.emmys.com, follow us on Twitter @primetimeemmys and like us on Facebook Facebook.com/PrimetimeEmmys.
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