ATAS Ups, Extends Leverence

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The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has promoted John Leverence to the newly created position of senior vice president, awards, and reached a long-term extension with him.

Leverence has supervised ATAS’ awards function since 1980.

“John’s depth of knowledge of the Emmy Awards has raised the bar for award shows in the entertainment industry,” ATAS chairman and CEO Dick Askin said in a prepared statement.

“Every year, he oversees an incredibly talented staff that makes one of the most difficult jobs in Hollywood look easy, and that’s quite an accomplishment,” he added.

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