Rainmaker Content Secures International Distribution Rights For The 72nd Primetime Emmy® Awards
London, 2nd July – Rainmaker Content, the recently launched international distributor specialising in drama, factual and special event programming, today announced they have secured worldwide distribution rights for the Television Academy’s Emmy® Awards, excluding USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
The Emmy® Awards will be hosted for the third time by Jimmy Kimmel, who also serves as executive producer, and will air on ABC on Sunday 20th September 2020.
Jimmy Kimmel, host and executive producer of eight-time Emmy® Award-nominated Jimmy Kimmel Live!, ABC’s longest running late-night talk show, also hosted and executive produced Who Wants To Be A Millionaire which recently returned to ABC, and received wide critical acclaim when he hosted the Oscars® two years in a row.
Rainmaker Content also confirmed that Vicky Ryan, former Executive Vice President Commercial Affairs with Kew Media Distribution, and one of the founders of Rainmaker Content, has been named the new distribution company’s Chief Operating Officer. Said Ryan, “It is a tremendous privilege to represent the Television Academy with the international distribution of the Emmys, a spectacular annual event that attracts such a robust international audience. We have worked closely with the Television Academy for many years and we are honoured to be the trusted brand guardians of this globally successful awards show.”
“The principals of Rainmaker Content are longtime colleagues, and I look forward to continuing our partnership under this new umbrella,” said Heather Cochran, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Business Operations at the Television Academy.”
Ryan joins Graham Begg and Greg Phillips as a Director of Rainmaker Content.
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Rainmaker Content is a global content company formed to create, finance and distribute commercially appealing scripted and non-scripted programming, collaborating with award-
winning producers, production companies and directors who have proven track records of making high quality premium programming for the widest audience.
About The Television Academy
The Television Academy seeks to expand the horizons of television excellence. It strives to empower storytellers who shape the evolving television space through the programs, publications and events of the Academy and its Foundation. And it honors those who have led excellence by recording their stories and recognizing their achievements through accolades and awards, including television's most coveted prize, the Emmy Award.