Alan Perris staying on at ATAS

Organization's COO inks new contract

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences COO Alan Perris has inked a new multiyear new contract with the academy.

Perris has been COO of ATAS since joining the organization in April 2006.

He will continue to report to chairman/CEO John Shaffner, the television academy's executive committee and, on matters related to the Academy Foundation, chairman Jerry Petry and the foundation's board of directors.

As the top-ranking staff member, Perris supervises department heads and staff in overseeing the day-to-day activities of the TV academy and its foundation.

Previously, Perris held roles as senior vp first-run programming at Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros.' Telepictures unit as well as president of the Scripps-Howard and Post-Newsweek television production companies.

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