The management of the International Emmy Awards Festival has chosen Egyptian director Amr Salama as a jury member.
Salama announced his nomination to the position on his official Facebook page.
“I am excited to announce that I participate as a juror for this year’s International Emmy Award Competition. It is an honor to participate in selecting the best in television programming from around the world,” he wrote.
Salama is the mind behind the series “Bimbo” (2021), the film “Barra al-Manhag” (2021), the show “Beyond Nature” (2020), the series “Tayea” (2018) and the film “Sheikh Jackson” (2017), all featuring his distinct artistic vision.
The 75th Emmy Awards for television series was supposed to be held starting on September 18, but the festival was postponed indefinitely due to the WGA Strike and SAG AFTRA strikes.
Two days before the SAG-AFTRA strike began, the Emmy nominations had already been announced by Television Academy Chair Frank Scherma and Yvette Nicole Brown.
But the strike of writers and artists in Hollywood and their abstention from attending the festival turned things upside down.
Some US media outlets reported that the Emmy Awards ceremony for television series would be held late this year or 2024 at the latest.