Jessica Soho, other GMA execs among jury members in Int’l Emmys, NYF Awards

Published December 9, 2021, 12:46 PM

by Stephanie Bernardino

Jessica Soho

GMA News pillar Jessica Soho has been tapped to be part of the 49th International Emmy Awards’ First Round Jurors.

Senior Vice President for News and Public Affairs Marissa L. Flores was also invited as one of the Final Round jurors, evaluating this year’s entries in the News & Current Affairs category.

Joining Flores were First Vice President for Program Management Jose Mari R. Abacan, who judged entries from four countries in the Comedy category, while Vice President of Worldwide Division Roxanne J. Barcelona, who has been a judge for the International Emmys for 15 years, was assigned to the Drama Category.

(From left) Jose Mari R. Abacan, Marissa L. Flores, Jessica Soho, Nessa Valdellon, and Roxanne J. Barcelona

Prior, Soho and Flores were named to the 2021 New York Festivals TV and Film Awards Grand Jury together with GMA’s First Vice President for Public Affairs Nessa Valdellon.

Meanwhile, Kapuso director Dominic Zapata and GMA Entertainment Group head writer John Roque were likewise part of the International Emmy Awards’ First Round and Semi-Finals Jurors, respectively.

The International Emmy Awards is an annual event organized by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, while the New York Festivals TV and Film Awards competition recognizes TV programs and films from all over 50 countries.