Dami Solesi, CEO and creative director of Lagos-based Smids Animation Studios, has been selected as a juror for this year’s International Emmy Awards.
Revealing the news on her Instagram page, Solesi said: “I’m proud to be a juror for the 2020 International Emmy Awards. This is a huge deal.”
The annual awards are bestowed by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of the best non-US TV content.
In the email confirming Solesi’s place on the jury, the event organiser said: “Despite the current worldwide situation, the academy is doing its best to ensure the competition is running on its usual schedule.”
Filmmaker and CEO of EbonyLife TV Mo Abudu is to chair the 47th International Emmy Awards Gala on November 25 in New York.
She took to her Instagram page to make this announcement, saying: “I am honoured to chair the 47th International Emmy Awards Gala that celebrates extraordinary television producers from all over the globe. I would like to thank the International Emmy Awards for this honour and opportunity.
“As producers, we are in a unique position to share fresh, authentic and original stories with a global audience. Our content is not limited by language or culture. Viewers want to see stories that reflect their everyday lives which can be found everywhere.”
The International Emmy Awards are bestowed by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of the best television programmes initially produced and aired outside the US.