NATPE’s Innovator Award will be accepted by a combined team from Endemol USA and ABC Entertainment for the unscripted reality series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition at the LATV Fest on July 13.
Endemol USA’s Caroline Baumgard, SVP of development and Rob Smith, SVP of programming along with ABC Entertainment Group’s Vicki Dummer, SVP of alternative series, specials and late-night will accept the award at a cocktail reception that evening.
NATPE’s Innovator Award recognizes outstanding achievement in unscripted programming.
“The efforts made by Extreme Makeover: Home Edition exemplify the ability to empower viewers through television as they showcase the positive changes made in the lives of hundreds of families across the country, “said Rick Feldman, president and CEO of NATPE.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition features in each episode a project that would normally take at least four months to achieve that is instead concluded within seven days thanks to the help of hundreds of volunteers as well as a team of contractors and designers. The show chronicles the lives of the deserving families as their homes undergo the transformation.
With more than 170 homes built and in its eighth season this September, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Reality Program, two People’s Choice Awards, the Family Television Award for Best Alternative/Reality Program, an NAACP Award as Outstanding Reality Series and a Service to American Leadership Award presented by the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation.
NATPE, a global, nonprofit organization will hold its fourth annual LATV Fest at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles from July 12-15. Registration information and additional details are available at www.latvfest.net.