North Hollywood, CA, May 7, 2012 – The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has launched a newly redesigned “For Your Consideration” (FYC) website for Academy members at http://www.emmysfyc.com. The site, developed and run by the Television Academy in conjunction with one of their development partners, TrueLogic Software, provides members with an affordable and efficient, privacy-protected means of screening submission materials for the 64th Primetime Emmy® Awards, which will be broadcast live coast-to-coast, Sunday, September 23, 2012 exclusively on ABC.
Every Friday thru June 22, Television Academy members will receive an email update listing all program submissions that have been posted to the FYC site that week for viewing. On June 11, the Academy will post a complete ballot with all potential nominees on its member website; prior to that, all voting members of the Academy will have received Scantron sheets in the mail for the first round of voting. All Scantron voting sheets are due at 5 PM on June 28 at the offices of Ernst & Young for tabulation. Nominations will be announced Thursday, July 19 at 5:35 AM (Pacific), and can be viewed live that morning on Emmys.com. All program submissions will remain on the Academy’s FYC site for viewing until August 31, after the first round of voting to determine nominations, and until the second round of “Blue Ribbon” at-home voting.
The new FYC website and its uploaded content can be viewed on any device — computers, tablets, mobile phones – anywhere, at anytime. It features advanced search capabilities and allows members to easily find and watch programs submitted for consideration in multiple categories. Sort functions include category, title and genre as well as upload date and keyword search. Brightcove is the video hosting partner for the Academy’s FYC website.
In an effort to make the FYC process increasingly “green,” the screening site provides studios, networks and individuals the opportunity to showcase their work without having to manufacture and mail DVD copies of eligible programs to the membership at large.
The new FYC site is completely private and only accessible to active voting members of the Television Academy, and gives voting members an opportunity to view and evaluate Primetime Emmy-entered programming prior to casting votes – on the basis of the work itself.