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The Television Academy announced Friday that it has tapped former Tribune Entertainment CEO and prexy Dick Askin to be its chairman of the Council of Past Presidents and Past Chairs.
Askin formerly served as chairman and CEO of the Academy of Television Arts & Science. He is the principal in Askin & Co., an entertainment advisory firm specializing in television programming, marketing and distribution rights management.
In addition to expanding traditional TV, Askin was integral in widening the eligibility for Emmy qualification to include broadband content. He brought the Intl. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences under the Academy’s jurisdiction and put more emphasis on runaway production while also seeing the organization’s membership increase by 20%.
Askin also assisted in expanding the stage space in Hollywood and »
- Jordyn Holman
The X-Men movies are important. They make a lot of money and they helped create Superhero-Era Hollywood and they incepted a certain kind of lucrative career arc in the heads of a generation of young actors. (Do the franchise, take the money, spend a year on greenscreens and the press circuit pretending you understand anything that’s happening, try for the Oscar, repeat.)
And the X-Men movies are important to me. I grew up loving superhero comic books and I grew up loving movies. These two fascinations were not mutually exclusive; but now, more and more, they feel diametrically opposed. »
- Darren Franich
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