Frank Scherma

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Frank Scherma

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Frank Scherma

Frank Scherma is the President and co-founder of RadicalMedia, a fully independent media and production company that creates content over a broad spectrum of distribution. Under his leadership, the company has produced and distributed award-winning projects in all media, including television, feature films, music programming, commercials, graphic and interactive design, virtual reality, applications for smartphones and tablets, exhibitions, events, and original photography. With offices in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, London, and Shanghai, Scherma continues to innovate in the television and film industries worldwide.

Frank Scherma is the President and co-founder of RadicalMedia, a fully independent media and production company that creates content over a broad spectrum of distribution. Under his leadership, the company has produced and distributed award-winning projects in all media, including television, feature films, music programming, commercials, graphic and interactive design, virtual reality, applications for smartphones and tablets, exhibitions, events, and original photography. With offices in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, London, and Shanghai, Scherma continues to innovate in the television and film industries worldwide.

In collaboration with some of the world's most prestigious filmmakers, directors and content creators, Scherma has produced award-winning television programs, feature films, branded programming and digital content. RadicalMedia has been honored with an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe®, Emmys, Grammys®, Webbys®, The Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Communication Design, two Palme d'Ors at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, and just about every other accolade and trophy associated with the advertising and entertainment industries.

Most recently, Scherma executive produced IFC's hit comedy series, Stan Against Evil, and the 100% Rotten Tomatoes rated Sherman's Showcase.

Frank is on the board of ThinkLA, a nonprofit collaborative that ties together entertainment, local media, marketing, and advertising communities in Los Angeles.

Often found in the kitchen, Frank cites his Italian upbringing as his greatest management influence. "My background has taught me that the trick to keeping people close by is to keep lots of good wine and food around."

updated 4.28.20

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Awards & Nominations

1 Nomination
Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series - 2017
2020 Engineering Emmy Awards
Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma speaks on stage at the 72nd Emmy Awards.
13th Television Academy Honors
72nd Emmy Awards Nominations Announcements
Industry Architects, Academy News
Industry Architects, Academy News
25th Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
2019 Hollywood Holiday Celebration
71st Engineering Emmy Awards
2019 Producers Nominee Reception
2019 Producers Nominee Reception
2019 Directors Nominee Reception
2019 Directors Nominee Reception
2019 Performers Nominee Reception
Jodie Comer and Frank Scherma at the 71st Emmys Governors Ball.
Frank Scherma speaks onstage at the 71st Emmy Awards.
Frank Scherma on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.
2019 Documentary and Reality Nominee Reception
2019 Interactive Media Nominee Reception
Frank Scherma, Cari Scherma, Maury McIntyre and Patrick Welbern at the 2019 Creative Arts Ball.
Terry Ann Gordon, Frank Scherma, Bob Bergen and Michael Ruscio at the Creative Arts Ball.
Frank Scherma and son, Nick Scherma on the Red Carpet at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.
2019 Writers Nominee Reception
2019 Choreography Nominee Reception
2019 Executive Peer Groups Celebration
2019 Executive Peer Groups Celebration
2019 Commercials Nominee Reception
2019 Commercials Nominee Reception
2019 Performers Peer Group Celebration
2019 Costume Design & Supervision Nominee Reception
2019 Costume Design & Supervision Nominee Reception
71st L.A. Area Emmys
College Television Awards
Perfect Harmony
Perfect Harmony
Holiday Mixer
2018 Art Directors and Set Decorators Nominee Reception
2018 Executives Peer Group Celebration
2018 Performers Peer Group Celebration
2018 Commercials Nominee Reception
2017 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
2017 Performers Nominee Reception
2017 Stunts Nominee Reception
2017 Stunts Nominee Reception
2017 Choreography Nominee Reception
2017 Choreography Nominee Reception
2017 Choreography Nominee Reception
2017 Executives Emmy Celebration
2017 Executives Emmy Celebration
2017 Executives Emmy Celebration
Television Academy costumes nominee reception
Television Academy commercial nominee reception
Television Academy commercial nominee reception
Television Academy commercial nominee reception
Sergio Gonzalez, Shelly Sheraton, Karen Agnes and Frank Scherma at the Commercials Nominee Reception at the Montage Beverly Hills.
Daryll Merchant, Brian O'Rourke, Frank Scherma and Dan Bootzin at the Commercials Nominee Reception at the Montage Beverly Hills.
Frank Scherma and Brian O'Rourke at the Commercials Nominee Reception at the Montage Beverly Hills.
Steve Venezia, Mark Watters and Frank Scherma onstage during the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre
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2020 Engineering Emmy Awards
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Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma welcomes viewers and honorees to the 72nd Engineering Emmy Awards ceremony which streamed on October 29, 2020 at Emmys.com.

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Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma speaks on stage at the 72nd Emmy Awards.
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Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma speaks on stage at the 72nd Emmy Awards.

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13th Television Academy Honors
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Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma welcomes honorees and viewers to the 13th Television Academy Honors, which streamed on TelevisionAcademy.com on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

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72nd Emmy Awards Nominations Announcements
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Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma welcomes viewers to the 72nd Emmy Awards Nominations Announcements which streamed LIVE on Emmys.com on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

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Industry Architects, Academy News
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Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma speaks at “Industry Architects: A Dialogue with David Nevins,” on January 31, 2020 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, California.

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Industry Architects, Academy News
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David Nevins and Frank Scherma at “Industry Architects: A Dialogue with David Nevins,” on January 31, 2020 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, California.

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25th Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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Television Academy President and COO Maury McIntyre and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma at the 25th Television Academy Hall of Fame induction ceremony, held at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California on January 28, 2020.

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2019 Hollywood Holiday Celebration
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Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma and Television Academy President and COO Maury McIntyre attend “Hollywood Holiday Celebration,” at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.

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71st Engineering Emmy Awards
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Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma and Television Academy President and COO Maury McIntyre at the 71st Engineering Emmy Awards, presented by the Television Academy at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE hotel on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

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2019 Producers Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Second Vice Chair Tim Gibbons, Television Academy Vice Chair Steven Venezia, and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma at the 2019 Producers Nominee Reception on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 1 Hotel West Hollywood in West Hollywood, California.

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2019 Producers Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma speaks at the 2019 Producers Nominee Reception on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 1 Hotel West Hollywood in West Hollywood, California.

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2019 Directors Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma speaks at the 2019 Directors Nominee Reception on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, California.

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2019 Directors Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma and Television Academy Governor Steven Spignese at the 2019 Directors Nominee Reception on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, California.

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2019 Performers Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma and Cari Scherma at the 2019 Performers Nominee Reception on Friday, September 20, 2019 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California.

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Jodie Comer and Frank Scherma at the 71st Emmys Governors Ball.
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Jodie Comer and Frank Scherma at the 71st Emmys Governors Ball. 

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Frank Scherma speaks onstage at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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Frank Scherma speaks onstage at the 71st Emmy Awards.

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Frank Scherma on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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Frank Scherma on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.

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2019 Documentary and Reality Nominee Reception
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Television Academy President and COO Maury McIntyre, Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma, and Television Academy Governor Bob Boden at the 2019 Documentary and Reality Programming Nominee Reception on Friday, September 13, 2019 at the Television Academy in North Hollywood, California.

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2019 Interactive Media Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governors Lori H. Schwartz and Chris Thomes, and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma at the 2019 Interactive Media Nominee Reception on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the Television Academy in North Hollywood, California.

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Frank Scherma, Cari Scherma, Maury McIntyre and Patrick Welbern at the 2019 Creative Arts Ball.
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Frank Scherma, Cari Scherma, Maury McIntyre and Patrick Welbern at the 2019 Creative Arts Ball. 

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Terry Ann Gordon, Frank Scherma, Bob Bergen and Michael Ruscio at the Creative Arts Ball.
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Terry Ann Gordon, Frank Scherma, Bob Bergen and Michael Ruscio at the Creative Arts Ball.

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Frank Scherma and son, Nick Scherma on the Red Carpet at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Frank Scherma and son, Nick Scherma on the Red Carpet at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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2019 Writers Nominee Reception
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Melissa Mazin, Craig Mazin, Allison Binder, and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma at the 2019 Writers Nominee Reception on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at the Television Academy in North Hollywood, California.

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2019 Choreography Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma and Cari Scherma at the 2019 Choreography Nominee Reception on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at the Television Academy in North Hollywood, California.

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2019 Executive Peer Groups Celebration
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Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma, Niki Kazaikos, and Sam Goldberg at the 2019 Executive Peer Groups Celebration on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at NeueHouse Hollywood in Los Angeles, California.

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2019 Executive Peer Groups Celebration
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Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma, Television Academy Governor Bob Boden, producer Mike Darnell, and Carolyn Darnell at the 2019 Executive Peer Groups Celebration on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at NeueHouse Hollywood in Los Angeles, California.

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2019 Commercials Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma and Television Academy Governor Steven Spignese at the Commercials Nominee Reception, Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center, North Hollywood, California.

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2019 Commercials Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma, Television Academy Governor Rich Carter, Television Academy President and COO Maury McIntyre, and Giovanni Messner at the Commercials Nominee Reception, Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center, North Hollywood, California.

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2019 Performers Peer Group Celebration
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Television Academy Governor Bob Bergen, Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma, Joey King, and Television Academy Governor Patrika Darbo at the Performers Peer Group Celebration, Sunday, August 25, 2019 at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center, North Hollywood, California.

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2019 Costume Design & Supervision Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Executive Committee member Mitch Waldow, Television Academy President and COO Maury McIntyre, Television Academy Executive Committee Vice Chair Steve Venezia, and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma at the Costume Design & Supervision Nominee Reception, held at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, California, Saturday, August 17, 2019.

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2019 Costume Design & Supervision Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma and Television Academy Governor Terry Ann Gordon at the Costume Design & Supervision Nominee Reception, held at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, California, Saturday, August 17, 2019.

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71st L.A. Area Emmys
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Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma and Nick Scherma attend the 71st Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards at the Saban Media Center at Television Academy's North Hollywood, California headquarters on Saturday, July 27, 2019.

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College Television Awards
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Television Academy Chairman & CEO Frank Scherma and Chris Violette at the 39th College Television Awards presented by the Television Academy Foundation at the Saban Media Center on Saturday, March 16, 2019, in North Hollywood, California.

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Perfect Harmony
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Television Academy Governors Lois Vossen and Rickey Minor, and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma at the Television Academy member event "Perfect Harmony: A Live Performance Celebrating the Impact of Music in Documentaries" at the Saban Media Center's Wolf Theatre on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 in North Hollywood, California.

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Perfect Harmony
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Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma speaks at the Television Academy member event "Perfect Harmony: A Live Performance Celebrating the Impact of Music in Documentaries" at the Saban Media Center's Wolf Theatre on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 in North Hollywood, California.

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Holiday Mixer
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Niki Kazakos and incoming Chairman and CEO of the Television Academy Frank Scherma enjoy their annual All-Academy Holiday Mixer on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at the Saban Media Center in the NoHo Arts District, North Hollywood, California.

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2018 Art Directors and Set Decorators Nominee Reception
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Frank Scherma, and Television Academy Governors Terry Ann Gordon and Michael Ruscio at the 2018 Art Directors and Set Decorators Nominee Reception at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center on Thursday, August 30, 2018 in North Hollywood, California.

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2018 Executives Peer Group Celebration
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Television Academy President and COO Maury McIntyre, Frank Scherma, and guests attend the 2018 Executives Peer Group Emmy Celebration at Neuehouse Hollywood on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

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2018 Performers Peer Group Celebration
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Television Academy Governor Bob Bergen, James Pearce Connelly, Television Academy President and COO Maury McIntyre, Frank Scherma, and Mitch Waldow attend the Television Academy’s 2018 Performers Peer Group Celebration of the 70th Emmy Awards at NeueHouse Hollywood on Monday, August 20, 2018, in Los Angeles, California.

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2018 Commercials Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governor Bob Bergen and Frank Scherma attend the 2018 Commercials Nominee Reception on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

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2017 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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Television Academy Governor Rickey Minor and Frank Scherma attend the 24th Television Academy Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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2017 Performers Nominee Reception
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Frank Scherma, Madeline Di Nonno, and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington are seen at the 2017 Performers Nominee Reception, presented by the Television Academy at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.

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2017 Stunts Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Secretary Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg and Television Academy Vice Chair Frank Scherma seen at the Television Academy stunts nominee reception at the Television Academy's Wolf Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 in Los Angeles.

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2017 Stunts Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governor Tim Gibbons and Television Academy Vice Chair Frank Scherma seen at the Television Academy stunts nominee reception at the Television Academy's Wolf Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 in Los Angeles.

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2017 Choreography Nominee Reception
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Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg, Allison Binder, Karla Loor Kitchel, guest, and Frank Scherma attend the Choreography Nominee Reception at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center on Sunday, August 27, 2017, in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.

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2017 Choreography Nominee Reception
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Allison Binder and Frank Scherma attend the Choreography Nominee Reception at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center on Sunday, August 27, 2017, in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.

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2017 Choreography Nominee Reception
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Frank Scherma, Television Academy Governor Patrika Darbo, and Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg attend the Choreography Nominee Reception at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center on Sunday, August 27, 2017, in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.

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2017 Executives Emmy Celebration
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Adrina Madatyan, Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg, Television Academy Foundation board member Kevin Hamburger and Frank Scherma attend The Television Academy's 2017 Executives Emmy Celebration at The Montage Hotel on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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2017 Executives Emmy Celebration
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Television Academy Governor Monte Haught, Bob Bergen and Frank Scherma attend The Television Academy's 2017 Executives Emmy Celebration at The Montage Hotel on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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2017 Executives Emmy Celebration
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Television Academy Governor Monte Haught, Bob Bergen and Frank Scherma attend The Television Academy's 2017 Executives Emmy Celebration at The Montage Hotel on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Television Academy costumes nominee reception
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Frank Scherma, Vice chair of Television Academy and guests at the 11th annual “Art of Television Costume Design” opening at the FIDM Museum & Galleries on the Park on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2017 in Los Angeles.

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Television Academy commercial nominee reception
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Television Academy Governor Lynda Kahn, Television Academy Governor Ann Leslie Uzdavinis, Carey Keeney, Television Academy Vice Chair Mitch Waldow and Television Academy Vice Chair Frank Scherma seen at the Television Academy commercial nominee reception at the Montage Beverly Hills on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Television Academy commercial nominee reception
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Television Academy Governor Lynda Kahn and Television Academy Vice Chair Frank Scherma seen at the Television Academy commercial nominee reception at the Montage Beverly Hills on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Television Academy commercial nominee reception
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Robert Parker, Television Academy Governor Ann Leslie Uzdavinis, and Television Academy Vice Chair Frank Scherma seen at the Television Academy commercial nominee reception at the Montage Beverly Hills on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Sergio Gonzalez, Shelly Sheraton, Karen Agnes and Frank Scherma at the Commercials Nominee Reception at the Montage Beverly Hills.
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Sergio Gonzalez, Shelly Sheraton, Karen Agnes and Frank Scherma at the Commercials Nominee Reception at the Montage Beverly Hills.

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Daryll Merchant, Brian O'Rourke, Frank Scherma and Dan Bootzin at the Commercials Nominee Reception at the Montage Beverly Hills.
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Daryll Merchant, Brian O'Rourke, Frank Scherma and Dan Bootzin at the Commercials Nominee Reception at the Montage Beverly Hills.

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Frank Scherma and Brian O'Rourke at the Commercials Nominee Reception at the Montage Beverly Hills.
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Frank Scherma and Brian O'Rourke at the Commercials Nominee Reception at the Montage Beverly Hills.

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Steve Venezia, Mark Watters and Frank Scherma onstage during the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre
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