April 20, 2020
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Meet the Governors: Howard Meltzer

Name: Howard Meltzer

Peer Group: Casting Directors

New or Returning Governor? Returning. I’m in my third year, and in my second term.

Describe your day job: I’m currently casting season 1 of Team Kaylie for Netflix, season 4 f of Bunk'd for Disney Channel, and season 2 of Coop and Cami Ask the World for Disney Channel.

Credits of which you're most proud: Hannah Montana (Disney Channel), Raven's Home (Disney Channel), and Gore Vidal's The Best Man (Broadway)

Why did you want to be a Television Academy governor? I was a Governor from 2010 – 2014 and felt I was finally finding my voice when I termed out in my last year.

I served on the Diversity Committee and was privileged to produce an event “10 Years After the Primetime Closet: A History of Gays and Lesbians on TV.”  

In 2018 I was the Chair for Television Honors, which professionally was one of the most humbling and fulfilling things I have ever been a part of.

It is an honor to be able to work with and learn from my fellow Governors, and the staff at the Television Academy.

What do you hope to accomplish as a governor? To continue to bring positive attention to my Casting Peer Group, and support the efforts of the committees I have been assigned to.

Why is the Academy important to the industry? The Television Academy is the standard bearer of what our industry is and can be. Its history and future is the best of what television is.

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