Burman set for N.Y. with Int'l ATAS


John Burman, former international general manager at The Hollywood Reporter, has been named director of development at the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

In his new position, Burman will be responsible for securing new sponsorships for the academy worldwide and also will be working with current and existing sponsors on the academy initiatives they support, including International Academy Day, the International Emmy World Television Festival and the International Emmy Awards Gala.

Burman will be based at the academy's New York headquarters.

"I am looking forward to John's active involvement in the ongoing growth of the academy worldwide," said Camille Bidermann-Roizen, senior vp and executive director of the international academy. "His unique expertise in international television will be a great asset for developing new strategic partnerships."

Before joining the academy, Burman was The Reporter's international general manager, based in Los Angeles, and had served as executive director for the Star Power and Director Power surveys.

Burman also held other international-related editorial roles at The Reporter, including international editor and international news editor. He also was involved as an editor and reporter for the trade paper's satellite editions at the Festival de Cannes, MIFED and the American Film Market.

"I am honored to be joining the world's largest organization of broadcasters," Burman said. "With the global television landscape more vibrant than ever, I am greatly looking forward to developing key partnerships with leading international brands and companies worldwide."