Entertainment executive Frank Scherma
has been elected as the Television Academy
’s new chairman and CEO, the organization announced Friday. The Academy also announced newly elected members of its board of directors who, like Scherma, will serve a two year term ending Dec. 31, 2020.
Scherma is president and cofounder of global production studio RadicalMedia
, which has produced a range of projects including commercials, feature films, television, music programming, graphic, interactive design and Vr content. Past RadicalMedia projects include “The Fog of War,” the pilot episode of “Mad Men
,” National Geographic’s “Mars
,” and “Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru
.” Scherma and Radical media have won Emmys, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, Grammys, Webbys, The Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Communication Design, and two Palme d’Ors.
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Scherma most recently served as Vice Chair