Backstage Creations To Produce Official Emmy Awards Giving Suite
The Television Academy Foundation today announced that Backstage Creations will produce the official Giving Suite for the 71st Emmy Awards. Emmy-nominated celebrities and presenters help raise funds for the nonprofit while browsing luxury items during the awards show.
The Giving Suite will be located backstage at the Microsoft Theater during Emmy festivities Sept. 21 and 22. Presenters and winners who participate will autograph items to be auctioned by the Foundation; sponsors make contributions totaling $150,000 to support the Foundation's core programs.
For the seventh consecutive year, the suite will be produced by Karen Wood and Backstage Creations, specialists in award show gifts and custom backstage gift suites. Backstage Creations is the sole, authorized vendor for the official Emmy Awards Giving Suite benefiting the Foundation.
"Our goal is to expand the breadth and depth of our world class programs which are targeting the next generation of television executives and creatives and serve as a direct pathway into the industry," said Madeline Di Nonno, chair of the Television Academy Foundation. "The funds raised in the Giving Suite will support these programs as well as our critical preservation plans for The Interviews: An Oral History of Television."
The 71stEmmy Awards will telecast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 22, (8-11 p.m. ET/5-8 p.m. PT) on FOX and will be co-produced by Don Mischer Productions and Done+Dusted.