‘Saved By the Bell’ Producer Peter Engel Among 2023 Gold, Silver Circle Inductees

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced its 2023 Gold and Silver Circle inductees, honorees who have significantly contributed to children’s television.

The inductees will be honored at the second annual Children’s & Family Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Dec. 17.

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According to NATAS, “the Gold and Silver Circle is a society of honor. Inductees have performed distinguished service within the industry, setting standards for achievement, mentoring, leadership, and professional accolades for 50 or 25 years, respectively. They represent the best and the brightest in the television community.”

Gold Circle – 2023 Children’s & Family Inductees:

  • Peter Engel, Producer/Executive Producer (“Saved By The Bell,” “One World”)

  • David Newell, Actor/Producer/Public Relations Director/Props/Manager/Talent Booker (“Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” “My Tale of Two Cities”)

  • Fred Seibert, Producer/Creator/Innovator/Creative Genius/Mentor/Mensch (“Adventure Time,” “The Fairly OddParents”)

Silver Circle – 2023 Children’s & Family Inductees:

  • Vicki Ariyasu, Senior Vice President, Content, Education and Inclusion; Disney Branded Television

  • Ellen Doherty, Chief Creative Officer and Executive Producer (“Cyberchase,” “Odd Squad”)

  • David Kleeman, Strategist, Analyst/Author/Speaker/Connector around Children’s Media

  • Carol-Lynn Parente, Executive Producer (“Sesame Street”)

  • Andrea Romano, Casting/Voice Director (“Batman Beyond,” “Pinky and the Brain”)

  • Tom Ruegger, Creator/Executive Producer/Writer (“Animaniacs,” “Tiny Toon Adventures”)

  • Tara Sorensen, Head of Children’s Programming, Apple TV+

“This year’s Gold & Silver honorees are recognized for their outstanding and ongoing contributions to family entertainment,” Adam Sharp, NATAS President and CEO, says. “Their excellence as storytellers has entertained and informed viewers for generations. We look forward to celebrating each of them.”

NATAS recently announced its dates for the Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy Awards as well as dates for its second annual Children’s & Family Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy Awards Luncheon will take place on Dec. 16 at noon PT, while the Children’s & Family Creative Arts Emmy Awards Dinner will be hosted on Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. PT.

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