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The recipients of NATPE’s 16th Annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards were comedian and media mogul Byron Allen, producer and writer Mara Brock Akil, former Chairman of NBC Entertainment Robert Greenblatt, and award winners and industry icons Rita Moreno, Betty White and Henry Winkler. They received the prestigious award at a special reception hosted by Scott Evans on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach.
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Named in honor of Brandon Tartikoff, arguably one of the medium’s greatest programmers whose imprint on the television industry will be viewed forever, the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards were created to recognize a select group of television professionals who exhibit extraordinary passion, leadership, independence and vision in the process of creating television programming and in evoking the spirit of Tartikoff’s generosity.
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LEGACY AWARDS RECIPIENT LIST, 2004 – 2018
Jane Fonda – Two-time Academy Award winner, seven-time Golden Globe winner, 2014 AFI Life Achievement Award.
Greg Berlanti – WGA, DGA and Golden Globe-nominated writer, director and producer.
Kevin Reilly – President of TNT and TBS and the Chief Creative Officer for Turner Entertainment
Cesar Conde – Chairman of NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises.
Tom Selleck – Emmy® award and golden globe winning actor and film producer.
Gary Newman and Dana Walden – Chairpersons and & Co-CEOs, Fox Television Group
Eva Longoria – Actor, Director, Producer, UnbeliEVAble Entertainment
Randy Falco – CEO & President, Univision Communications Inc.
Joshua Sapan – President and Chief Executive Officer, AMC Networks Inc.
Susanne Daniels – Global Head of Original Content, YouTube
Quincy Jones – Multi-Media Entrepreneur and record producer
Doug Herzog – Group President, Viacom Music & Entertainment Group
Sophie Turner Laing – Chief Executive Officer, Endemol Shine Group Communications
Norman Lear – Producer, Writer, Author, Act III Communications
Steve Harvey – Talent, Steve Harvey World Group
Linda Bell Blue – Former Executive Producer, Entertainment Tonight
Gustavo Cisneros and Adriana Cisneros – Chairman and CEO/Vice Chairman
Jay Leno – Talk Show Host & TV Personality
Jonathan Murray – Chairman, Bunim Murray Productions
Ted Sarandos – Chief Content Officer, Netflix
Emilio Azcárraga Jean – Chairman, Televisa Internacional
James L. Brooks – Producer, Gracie Films
Jon Feltheimer – President/CEO, Lionsgate
Lauren Zalaznick – Consultant, LZ Sunday Paper
Steve Levitan – Co-Creator, Modern Family
John Langley – Executive Producer, COPS
Debra Lee – CEO, BET
Herbert Kloiber – Chairman, Tele München Gruppe
Fernando Gaitan – Vice President of Production and Content, RCN TV
Dennis Swanson – President of Station Operations, FOX Television Stations, Inc.
Matthew Weiner – Creator and Executive Producer, MAD MEN
Cecile Frot-Coutaz – CEO, FremantleMedia North America
Dick Ebersol – Chairman, NBC Universal Sports & Olympics
Mary Hart – Co-Host, Entertainment Tonight, CBS Television Distribution Group
Regis Philbin – Co-Host, LIVE! with Regis and Kelly
Gerhard Zeiler – CEO, RTL Group
Jeff Gaspin – Chairman, NBC Universal Television Entertainment
David E. Kelley – Creator, Executive Producer
Irwin Gotlieb – Chief Executive Officer, GroupM
Judge Judith Sheindlin – Lawyer/Judge/Host of Judge Judy, CBS Television Distribution
Chuck Lorre – Executive Producer, Writer & Creator, The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men
Tyler Perry – Creator and Executive Producer, House of Payne
Ben Silverman – Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studio
Anne Sweeney – Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks and President, Disney-ABC Television Group
Mark Itkin – EVP, Worldwide Co-Head of Television / Member, Board of Directors of the William Morris Agency
Peter Roth – President, Warner Bros. Television
Nancy Tellem – President, CBS Paramount Network Television Entertainment Group
Bob Wright – Vice Chairman and Executive Officer, General Electric
Stephen J. Cannell – Emmy® Award winning Producer, Actor, Author
Harry Friedman – Exec Producer of Wheel of Fortune & Jeopardy!
Bonnie Hammer – President, USA Network and SiFi Channel
Anthony E. Zuiker – Creator and executive producer. Creator of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Steven Bochco – Television producer and writer. Developed Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, Doogie Howser, M.D. NYPD Blue.
Marc Cherry – Creator & Executive Producer
Pat Mitchell – President & CEO, PBS
Carole Black – President & CEO of Lifetime Entertainment Services
James Burrows – Emmy® award-winning director and producer
Dick Wolf – Emmy® award-winning producer and writer
Gail Berman – President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting
Mark Burnett – Reality program producer, Mark Burnett Productions
Marcy Carsey, Tom Werner, & Caryn Mandabach – Principals in Carsey-Werner-Mandabach
Ken Lowe – CEO, The E.W. Scripps Company
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