February 27, 2013

Announcing the First PaleyFest Icon Award: Ryan Murphy

Feb 27, 2013
7:00 PM PT
Los Angeles

Ryan Murphy Named Recipient of Inaugural PaleyFest Icon Award
Celebration at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills, Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Showrunner Passholders will attend

As part of its 30th annual celebration of great television, PaleyFest: The William S. Paley Television Festival will recognize Ryan Murphy with the Festival's inaugural PaleyFest Icon Award. Additionally two of Murphy's series, American Horror Story: Asylum and The New Normal have joined the PaleyFest lineup of honorees during the Festival’s two-week run at the Saban Theatre, March 1 to 15, 2013. 

The PaleyFest Icon Award, the first such honor in the Festival's 30-year history, is named for William S. Paley, the pioneering media titan and founder of The Paley Center for Media, and recognizes individual creative achievements in television. Murphy, whose series Glee, Nip/Tuck, and American Horror Story have been previous PaleyFest honorees, will receive the award at a celebration slated for Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, which will serve as PaleyFest’s kickoff event.

Showrunner Passholders receive one ticket per pass to this star-studded celebration, in addition to a guaranteed ticket to each evening, and many other benefits.

Ryan Murphy: “I have loved the lively Paley Festival evenings I’ve participated in over the years, which are a unique opportunity for creators, actors and viewers to come together and discuss the work that we spend so much time creating in isolation. I couldn’t be more honored to be recognized by this organization for which I have so much professional respect and personal gratitude."

Pat Mitchell, Paley Center President & CEO: "Ryan Murphy is a true innovator and one of the most original creators working in television today. Each of his series has been a game changer in the medium, and continues to inform the cultural conversation. We can't imagine a more fitting PaleyFest Icon for the Festival's 30th anniversary."

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