The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation has set up an auction to benefit their education and archival programs. These programs preserve many programs that would normally be lost to future generations. They are offering a lot of different items up for bid to help preserve shows for future generations.
According to the ATASF:
Some of the VIP items up for bid include a behind-the-scenes tour of Warner Bros. Studios, complete with tickets to a taping of “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS) and a a set tour led by Primetime Emmy-winning production designer John Shaffner, concert tickets and show memorabilia for boy band sensation “Big Time Rush” (Nickelodeon), an in-house session with Jackson Galaxy, host of Animal Planet’s “My Cat from Hell,” studio visits and personal tours with popular shows such as “Community” (NBC), “Access Hollywood”(NBC), “So You Think You Can Dance” (FOX), “Young and the Restless” (CBS) hosted by series’ star Kate Linder, and a custom meal for five prepared by culinary experts at the Food Network.
Norma Provencio Pichardo, the Executive Director of the ATASF, stated that “Our auctions give TV fans a wonderful opportunity to both support an important cause and bid on truly unique studio experiences and show memorabilia. We are thankful for the television community’s continued support and generous donations, all of which help raise the funds the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation needs to keep our mission alive.”
Among the items being auctioned off is a cast signed poster from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and an animation cell from Johnny Bravo. Also there is an autographed track suit signed by Jane Lynch and a “White Collar” poster signed by Matt Bomer. The ATASF also noted that:
Several items from this year’s auction allow television enthusiasts to be immersed in the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, including front row seats to the Primetime Emmy Red Carpet Bleachers Arrivals; tickets to the official HBO Primetime Emmy after party complete with car service; a one-on-one meeting with Cartoon Network Studio’s Vice President of Casting and Talent Development Sharon Lieblein; exclusive invitation to the “Leverage” (TNT) season wrap party and a private lunch with “Leverage” star Aldis Hodge, just to name a few.
Theauction goes live at www.ebay.com/emmysfoundation, and TV fans can follow the bidding action on the Foundation’s Twitter handle and Facebook page prior to its closing on August 30, 2012 at 4:00 PM PST. This auction is just one of many events leading up to the highly anticipated 64th Primetime Emmy®Awards, airing September 23rd on ABC at 5:00 PM PST.
Giving Works, the charitable arm of eBay, is conducting the auction and is managed by the Kompolt OnlineAuction Agency.
Established in 1959 as the charitable arm of the Television Academy, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history of the medium, and educating those who will shape its future. Some of the Foundation’s programs include the Archive of American Television, its renowned student internship program and the College Television Awards. For more information on the Foundation, please visit EmmysFoundation.org.