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Bid On Once-In-A-Lifetime Items To Benefit The Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation

Mon, August 27, 2012 8:03pm EDT by Russ Weakland Add first Comment
Courtesy of Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Its time to get your hands on some awesome items that include Star-studded Parties, behind-the-scenes studio experiences, items from hit shows such as ‘Glee’, ‘Dallas’, ‘The Big Bang Theory’, ‘Teen Wolf’ and so much more! Check it out!

Television fans across America now have the chance to participate in the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation’s Primetime Emmy® Season Online Auction, open now for bidding at People can bid on and win once-in-a-lifetime studio experiences, VIP tickets and memorabilia from their favorite shows.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation is the charitable arm of the Television Academy and all auction proceeds will support its education and archival programs.

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.

“Our auctions give TV fans a wonderful opportunity to both support an important cause and bid on truly unique studio experiences and show memorabilia,” said Norma Provencio Pichardo, Executive Director of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation. “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.”

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.

Bidders can also win exclusive autographed memorabilia from today’s hit shows, including a Sue Sylvester track suit signed by “Glee” (FOX) star and Primetime Emmy® Award winner Jane Lynch; a signed Stetson cowboy hat from “Dallas” (TNT); a “White Collar” (USA) poster signed by series’ star Matt Bomer; a helmet from “Sons of Anarchy” (FX) autographed by the series’ cast, and a “Teen Wolf” (MTV) autographed script among many others.

The auction goes live at, 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.

So HollywoodLifers, Get bidding before you miss out on all the fun!

Russ Weakland

For More Info On The Auction:

Giving Works, the charitable arm of eBay, is conducting the auction and is managed by the Kompolt OnlineAuction Agency.

Allproceeds from the auction will support the Academy of Television Arts &Sciences Foundation’s educational and archival programs, including the College Television Awards; Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship; Summer Internship Program; and Archive of American Television, which showcases interviews with television legends, pioneers, innovators, and artists.