NoHo Arts District, CA, July 9, 2012 – Former Television Academy Chairman Dick Askin has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the esteemed Syd Cassyd Founders Award, it was announced today by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum. Named in honor of the Television Academy’s founder, the Syd Cassyd Award was created to recognize members who have made a significant, positive impact on the Academy through their efforts and service over many years of involvement. The award will be presented during the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards on Saturday, September 15, 2012. Askin served as Chairman and CEO of the Television Academy from 2003-2005 and 2005-2007.