Levar Burton to be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced that Tony, NAACP Image, and four-time Emmy® Award-winning actor, producer, director, and writer Laurence Fishburne will present LeVar Burton with Lifetime Achievement honors.

The award will be presented at the first annual Children's & Family Emmy® Awards ceremony, which will take place Sunday, December 11 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.  Children's & Family Emmy nominee Jack McBrayer hosts the ceremony.  


Angela Bassett To Receive 38th Annual SBIFF Montecito Award


An actor, director and educator, Burton has taught multiple generations of children about the joys of reading through his work on "Reading Rainbow."  He has been honored with 13 Emmy Awards, three NAACP Awards, a Grammy Award for Spoken Word Album, a Peabody Award, the Fred Rogers Award, the Inamori Prize for Ethics in Entertainment, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

The City of Sacramento dedicated LeVar Burton Park in his honor and President Bill Clinton appointed Burton as Commissioner of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Sciences.  Burton is the award-winning author of The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm, A Kids Book About Imagination, and his Grammy Nominated book, Aftermath. His podcast, LeVar Burton Reads, has been downloaded more than 25 million times. Recently, he launched the LeVar Burton Book Club via the Fable app.


Nicole Kidman to Receive AFI Lifetime Achievement at June 2023 Gala Tribute


Among collaborations between the longtime friends, Burton served as executive producer for the 2016 remake of "Roots," which starred Fishburne. Fishburne also appeared on Burton's podcast, LeVar Burton Reads, in 2019.

The Children's & Family Emmy ceremony, which will be hosted by Jack McBrayer, will be streamed live on NATAS' dedicated viewing platform powered by Vimeo, available on the web at Watch.TheEmmys.TV and via The Emmys® apps for iOS, tvOS, Android, FireTV, and Roku (full list at apps.theemmys.tv). 


Cate Blanchett To Receive 38th Annual SBIFF Performer of The Year Award


About NATAS

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational, and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Awards for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime, and Children's & Family programming, as well as achievements in television Technology & Engineering.


2022 AFI European Union Film Showcase to Open with Cannes Award Winner "Corsage"


NATAS membership consists of more than 18,000 broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the country. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including regional student television and its Student Award for Excellence and the National Student Production Awards for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public.

Haute Tease

  • Jeff Bronikowski Named President of Tribeca Shortlist Subscription Video-on-Demand Service

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    As the Tribeca Shortlist subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service prepares to launch later this year, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and Tribeca Enterprises have appointed digital entertainment entrepreneur Jeff Bronikowski to be its President, the two companies announced today.  

  • Kathy Baker, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Freida Pinto and Jimmy Smits To Perform At Academy Nicholl Fellowships Live Read

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Actors Kathy Baker, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Freida Pinto and Jimmy Smits will perform a live reading from the five winning 2015 Nicholl Fellowships scripts on Wednesday, November 4, at 7:30 p.m.at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.   

  • Beltway Insider: Biden/Recovery Readjusts, January 6, COVID/Vaccine Totals, Boston Bomber, Parkland, Durst

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Congressional Hearing investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection, encouraged by former President Trump, has taken on new urgency after key members of former President Trump's cabinet refused to acknowledge subpoenas to testify before the House select committee.

     
  • How to Fix A Drug Scandal Review – Riveting as Shocking Judicial Abuse is Exposed

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    How to Fix A Drug Scandal, a four-part Netflix original investigative series, exposes staggering twin drug testing scandals within the Massachusetts state crime lab testing centers, and the two chemists whose actions caused shock waves throughout the judicial system.

     
  • Angelina Jolie, Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and Piero Tosi to Receive The Academy's Governors Award

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present Honorary Awards to Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and Piero Tosi, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Angelina Jolie.  All four awards will be presented at the Academy’s 5th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 16, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®.

     
  • Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Richard Madden To Star in "Citadel," From The Russo Brothers

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Amazon Studios announced Priyanka Chopra Jonas (Quantico) and Richard Madden (Bodyguard) will star in Citadel, the new multi-layered global series from the Russo Brothers' AGBO, with multiple language franchises, Madden and Chopra will star in the U.S. version.