BYRON ALLEN COMEDIAN & MEDIA MOGUL TO HOST THE 39TH ANNUAL DAYTIME ENTERTAINMENT CREATIVE ARTS EMMY® AWARDS

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BYRON ALLEN COMEDIAN & MEDIA MOGUL TO HOST THE 39TH ANNUAL DAYTIME ENTERTAINMENT CREATIVE ARTS EMMY® AWARDS

Daytime Talent Join In to Honor Off-Stage Stars

New York, NY – June 14, 2012 – The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced Byron Allen, Host of  “Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen” and Founder, Chairman and CEO of Entertainment Studios, as the Host of the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy® Awards at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 17, 2012.

“With talent like Byron Allen hosting and so many stars here to salute those that work so hard behind the scenes, it will be a wonderful night for Daytime Television,” said Malachy Wienges, Chairman, NATAS.

Byron will be joined by an illustrious group of presenters including Kevin Clash with Elmo from “Sesame Street,” Melissa Claire Egan and Vincent Irizarry of ”All My Children,” Lauren Koslow and James Scott of “Days of Our Lives,” Julie Marie Berman and Dominic Zamprogna of “General Hospital,” Michelle Stafford and Christian LeBlanc of “The Young and the Restless,” Kristolyn Lloyd and John McCook of “The Bold and the Beautiful,” Kristen and Eddie Alderson of “One Life to Live,” Richard Wiese from “Born to Explore,” Chris Kratt from “Wild Kratts,” Gloria Allred from “We the People with Gloria Allred,” Judge Kevin Ross from “America’s Court with Judge Ross,” Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri of “Kitchen Cousins,” Ted Barba, Actor and Stunt Coordinator, and the remarkable June Foray, actress and legendary animation voice performer.

Byron Allen
Byron Allen is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Entertainment Studios and is a worldwide leader in the entertainment industry.  Mr. Allen’s foray into television production began in Los Angeles in 1993 when he founded his company with the launch of his first series – “Entertainers with Byron Allen” — a weekly, one-hour series profiling the current stars of film and television. “Entertainers” is still on-the-air today, and is cleared in nearly all television households nationwide.
Entertainment Studios currently produces, distributes, and sells advertising for 28 television series, making it the largest independent producer/distributor of first-run syndicated programming for broadcast television globally.  Among the company’s programs are: “Entertainers with Byron Allen,” “Beautiful Homes and Great Estates,” “Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen,” along with their three Daytime Emmy® Award nominated shows this year, “America’s Court with Judge Ross,” “We the People with Gloria Allred,” and “Cars.TV.”

The 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy® Awards is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

The Westin Bonaventure is the official hotel of the Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy® Awards.   Off The Wall Gifts is the producer of the official Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy® Awards Gift Bag. Definition 6is the official post-production house for NATAS.

About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in  television with  the  coveted Emmy®  Award for  News &  Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, Technology & Engineering, and Business & Financial Reporting.  Regional Emmy® Awards are given in 19 regions across the United States. NATAS also presents the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Global Media Awards™ which recognizes excellence in the world-wide intersection of digital entertainment and technologyEmmy®  Awards given out for primetime programming are presented by our sister organization, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including National Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well  as  scholarships, publications,  and  major  activities  for  both  industry  professionals and  the viewing public.  For more information, please visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv

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For More Information:

Paul Pillitteri, Information Officer, NATAS
ppillitteri@emmyonline.tv

Please tune in on Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 at 8 p.m. EDT to the HLN Network as we present the broadcast of The 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel honoring over 20 Daytime categories including Outstanding Drama Series, Talk Show, Game Show and many others.