Dick Wolf will receive the Founder's Award from the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Not only has Wolf's Law & Order franchise been NBC's most consistent primetime performer over the past several seasons, but it has translated internationally to more than 300 territories, including local versions in France, Russia and the United Kingdom.
Wolf's credits also include Hill Street Blues and Miami Vice.
The award, which will be handed out Nov. 28 at ceremonies in New York, is for work "that crosses cultural boundaries to touch our common humanity."
Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.
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