In addition to the audience vote, a jury of professionals will vote for the COLCOA Television awards including Best TV Movie and Best TV Series. In 2017, these prizes went to Marion Forever 13 and Beautiful Loser (Season 1).
Charles Haid is a producer, director and actor with more than 40 years of experience in the entertainment industry.
He started his career as an actor, and has performed in such films as “Who’ll Stop the Rain,” “Altered States” and “The Third Miracle,” and such TV series as “Barney Miller” and “The Waltons” but is perhaps best known for his role as Officer Andy Renko on NBC’s “Hill St. Blues,” a role he played for seven years and which earned him four Emmy nominations. Most recently, he starred in the short film “One Armed Man” based on the Horton Foote story, directed by Tim Guinee.
In 1990 he segued into directing, while still continuing to perform as an actor. His TV directing credits include 10 TV pilots and more than 50 hours of episodic television including “ER,” for which he was an Emmy nominee and a DGA winner; “NYPD Blue” and the pilot of “Murder One” (Emmy and DGA Award nominations). He also directed numerous movies-of-the-week including “The Sally Hemmings Story,” “Buffalo Soldiers” (DGA nomination), “Riders of the Purple Sage” and the Humanitas Prize-winning TV movie “Cooperstown.” More recent credits include HBO’s “Nip/Tuck”; Disney Channel’s “Life Is Ruff”; AMC’s “Breaking Bad”; CBS’ “CSI,” “Criminal Minds” and “The Defenders”; USA’s “In Plain Sight”; TNT’s “The Closer,” and NBC’s “Grimm.” He also directed the Disney feature “Iron Will” and the play Belfast Blues, for which he was an L.A. Drama Critics Award nominee.
Charles Haid’s producer credits include the TV movie “The Nightman” and TV series “The Court” (for John Wells), “Big Apple” (for David Milch), “Buddy Faro” (for Aaron Spelling), “Threat Matrix” and “High Incident” (for Steven Spielberg), among others. Earlier in his career, he was an associate producer of the original stage production of Godspell.
His documentary producing credits include the Emmy winning “Who are the DeBolts? And Where Did They Get Nineteen Kids?” for ABC, “Children in the Crossfire” (Belfast, Northern Ireland) for NBC, extensive on-the-ground “Katrina (Eye of the Storm)” coverage for the American Red Cross, the short “Wheels for Vietnam” for UCP/Wheels for Humanity, and the comedy special pilot “Locked Up Stand Up.”
Charles Haid has served on the California Arts Council, is on the board of the California State Summer School for the Arts, and has taught and lectured at Carnegie Mellon University, Princeton University, Stanford University and University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He is a Vietnam vet and a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts.
Philippe Maigret, President, ITV Studios America, joined the company in 2015 to oversee ITV’s U.S. scripted TV studio operations. He also serves as an advisor on ITV Studios’ worldwide scripted programming strategy and represents ITV on the boards of Tomorrow Studios, Circle of Confusion Television Studios, Blumhouse Television and Indigenous Media.
Prior to joining ITV Studios America, Maigret served as CEO, Endemol Studios, where he launched and managed Endemol’s scripted television studio operations and acquisitions in North America. Under his leadership, Endemol Studios quickly established a strong position as an independent TV studio, with a scripted portfolio that included original hit series “Hell on Wheels” (AMC), critically-acclaimed drama “Kingdom” (DirecTV Audience Network), and scripted formats adapted for U.S. broadcast including “Red Widow” (ABC) and “Low Winter Sun” (AMC). Maigret joined Endemol in March 2010 as Executive Vice President, Acquisitions and delivered the acquired series “Hot in Cleveland” (TV Land) and “Leverage” (TNT).
Earlier in his career, Maigret held senior roles at Disney Media Networks, Centropolis Entertainment, Dreamworks SKG and Canal +. His television production credits include “Kingdom” (Executive Producer), “The Young Americans” (Executive Producer) and “Boiling Point” (Co-Executive Producer).
Maigret serves on the board of the Hollywood Radio & TV Society and co-chaired the 2017 Scripted Summit Advisory Board.
A graduate of Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris, Maigret currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Charles-Henri Moarbes is a writer/producer living in Los Angeles. After graduating from college in France, he worked at Disney Channel France and then as a writer, producer and story editor for a French animation production company. A few years into his career, Charles-Henri moved to Los Angeles where he is now working on international co-productions. His latest projects include : Popples (Saban Brands/Netflix), Squish (Cottonwood Media) and Gigantosaurus (Disney Channel).