Programs

International Emmys makes decision to ban all Russian programs in support of Ukraine

International Emmys makes decision to ban all Russian programs in support of Ukraine amid Russian military invasion

  • The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced its decision to ban all Russian programs from its competition
  • IATAS has announced that any films or TV series “produced and/or co-produced with companies based in Russia” will not be considered.
  • The decision comes a month after Russia launched a full-scale military invasion of Ukraine on February 24.

The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (IATAS) announced on Friday its decision to ban all Russian programs from its competition.

A month after Russia launched a full-scale military invasion of Ukraine on February 24, the International Academy announced that any television series “produced by and/or co-produced with Russian-based companies” would not be taken. into account.

“In support of Ukraine, the International Academy’s executive committee has decided to exclude all Russian programs from this year’s International Emmy Awards competition,” the International Academy said in a statement, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.

In support of Ukraine: The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (IATAS) announced on Friday its decision to ban all Russian programs from its competition

Ultimately, “all programs originally made for a Russian-owned channel, network or streaming platform” that have already been submitted will be removed.

Earlier this month, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences also announced that all Kremlin-backed series had been disqualified due to Putin’s lawless invasion of Ukraine and said that they would “not do business with Russian entities”, according to THR.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), which hosts the annual awards ceremony, said it was “appalled” by the war in the former Soviet republic and would not could not “in good conscience” do business with those financed by Russia. State.

Out of the question: A month after Russia launched a full-scale military invasion of Ukraine on February 24, the International Academy has announced that it has any film or TV series

Out of the question: A month after Russia launched a full-scale military invasion of Ukraine on February 24, the International Academy has announced that it has any film or television series “produced by and/or co-produced with companies based in Russia”. not to be considered

No government ties: Earlier this month, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences also announced that all Kremlin backers were disqualified due to Putin's lawless invasion of Ukraine .

No government ties: Earlier this month, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences also announced that all Kremlin backers were disqualified due to Putin’s lawless invasion of Ukraine .

In a statement, Chairman Terry O’Reilly said: “Like countless people and organizations around the world, NATAS was appalled by Russia’s unprecedented and unprovoked attack on the sovereign territory of Ukraine.

“As creators who depend on strong freedoms to shed light on stories that illuminate and impact the world around us, our members feel a deep kinship and concern for the people of Ukraine whose freedoms risk being undermined. overwhelmed by these hostile actions.

“In light of this globally condemned military campaign and the appropriate economic sanctions subsequently enacted in response, NATAS has determined that we cannot in good conscience do business with any entity associated with or funded by the Russian government, including RT and RT America.

Position Statement: In a statement, President Terry O'Reilly said,

Position Statement: In a statement, President Terry O’Reilly said, “Like countless individuals and organizations around the world, NATAS was appalled by Russia’s unprecedented and unprovoked attack on the sovereign territory of Ukraine”; seen in 2019 in Pasadena

“All entries currently submitted to the 2022 Emmy Award competitions administered by NATAS that fall under this determination have been disqualified.

“We join millions of voices around the world in calling for a peaceful resolution to these hostile actions.”

The decision follows similar action by other major Hollywood companies and production organizations, which have suspended film releases and other activities in Russia as the Kremlin faces growing global isolation over its war in Ukraine.

Not Eligible: All Kremlin-backed submissions to the 2022 Emmy Awards were disqualified due to Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine

Not Eligible: All Kremlin-backed submissions to the 2022 Emmy Awards were disqualified due to Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine

Advertising