Celebrated Kenyan actor Paul Ogola has been selected as one of the jurors for the 50th International Emmys slated to be held in November 2022
The actor, who stars in the Kenyan crime drama Crime & Justice, announced the news on his Instagram handle saying,
“I am just letting you know that I am a Juror in the 50th International Emmy Awards. Roger! #goddid”
More than 1,000 television professionals are selected by the Academy’s Judging Department each year to serve as Jurors for the International Emmy Awards.
Jury panels represent current trends in world television programming as well as a wide range of industry professionals from diverse backgrounds and nationalities.
The jurors should have at least five years professional experience in television, which include producing, directing, writing, acquisitions, acting, casting, distribution and editing. However juror applicants do not need to be existing members of the Academy but are welcome to file applications for consideration as members.
Ogola was also among the jurors who participated in the Semi-Final round alongside Manoj Abraham Mathew (Executive President & territory head at Zee Ent. Enterprise Ltd ) Merlin Naicker ( Group Executive SABC) Marlon Davids (Managing director ETV) Nomsa Philiso (Multichoice Group) Ayanna Lonian (Director of Content Acquicition and head, WW Major Studio licensing Strategy, Amazon Prime Video) among others.
“Honored to participate in the Semi-Final round with these forward thinking executives, producers and talent shaping the future of African content.” said Ogola.
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognizes excellence in television produced outside the United States, as well as US Primetime programs produced in languages other than English, with the prestigious Emmy Award.