North Hollywood, Calif. (March 28, 2012) – The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation has appointed Craig Hunegs, Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Television Group, as the newest member to its Board of Directors.
“We are pleased to welcome such a seasoned and well respected television executive to the board,” said Jerry Petry, Chairman of the Board, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation. “Craig actively supports children’s causes and community arts programs, and we know he will bring a unique passion and insight to the Foundation as we continue to support its mission to educate and inspire today’s youth to become tomorrow’s leaders.”
The Foundation board oversees such initiatives as the Archive of American Television (www.emmytvlegends.org), a robust, 700+ interview collection featuring extensive conversations with television icons, and educational programs such as the annual College Television Awards, prestigious Faculty Seminar and the Foundation's renowned Student Internship Program. This month, the Foundation gathered the industry’s top television executives for a day of enlightening panels and discussions at the 2012 TV Summit.
As Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Television Group, Craig Hunegs serves as the senior business executive of the industry’s largest producer and distributor of television programming. Hunegs has played a central role in developing, planning and executing the Television Group’s key initiatives in recent years, including the creation and expansion of the CW, the launch and growth of original cable series production and international local production, the formation of new linear and on-demand distribution windows and the expansion into online and wireless entertainment such as TMZ.com, KidsWB.com and Studio 2.0. Hunegs’ impressive career also includes forming precedent-setting deals with networks and talent for such highly acclaimed television series as “Two and a Half Men,” “Friends,” “The West Wing” and several others.
About the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation
Established in 1959 as the charitable arm of the Television Academy, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history of the medium, and educating those who will impact its future. Some of the Foundation's programs include the Archive of American Television, its renowned student internship program and the College Television Awards. For more information on the Foundation, please visit EmmysFoundation.org.