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Lindsay Scola

Dir Talent & PR
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Lindsay Scola is the Director of Talent and Public Relations for the Television Academy in Los Angeles. She oversees talent engagement for a year-round calendar of Academy events and programs, both within the Awards season and beyond it, and plays a leadership role in all external communications. She is passionate about the Academy’s work in recognizing excellence in the medium, honoring programming that harnesses the medium’s power for social change, and providing expanded opportunities to the next generation of entertainment professionals.
Previously, she oversaw external affairs for the NYC Film Office working with talent, unions, and non-profit organizations across the television community to recruit new projects and expand job opportunities for New York’s production industry.
Scola spent seven years working for President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. In 2007, she quit her job on Capitol Hill, bought a car, and drove to Iowa, where she set up camp to organize the Iowa City caucus. For the remainder of the 2008 election, Lindsay was a member of the National Advance staff, traveling to over 24 states to create major events for Senator Obama and Senator Biden.
Lindsay served throughout the Obama Administration including the Department of Energy and the US Mission to the UN as well as traveling the world to direct logistics for the President and First Lady for major events and international summits. During the 2012 campaign, she served as the Director of Advance for the First Lady of the United States, responsible for coordinating all aspects of the First Lady's public appearances. Her most exciting challenge came in 2013, when she directed President Obama's Inaugural Parade, overseeing the production 10,000 participants, including 12 custom designed floats, acts from all 50 states, 250 horses and an audience of 250,000 people.
Lindsay grew up in Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington. She loves to swim, hike and sing karaoke.

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