Visit the Television Hall of Fame

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Los Angeles has a history steeped in movies and TV production. You may have a walk through Hollywood Boulevard, but did you know there is a TV Hall of Fame located only a few miles North?

Hidden in North Hollywood Arts District, let’s tour the plaza dedicated to television stars.

A pinch of History

  • The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) is a nonprofit organization for the TV industry in the US.
  • Founded in 1946 by Syd Cassyd, it regroups 31 professional groups including more than 20,000 members.
  • Since 1949, the Emmy Awards are one of the annual award programs.
  • Production designer Jan Scott conceived and managed the Hall of Fame Plaza.

A 27-foot golden Emmy Award statue is welcoming visitors at the entrance of the Television Academy headquarters.

The Golden Emmy Award Statue

Did you know?

45 craftsmen worked over 11 months to build this Emmy statue.

To honor TV actresses/actors, writers, producers, etc. for their contributions, a plaza has been established in 1991. Honorees are represented as full-sized statues, busts, or 3-D wall plaques. You will find a QR code to learn more about their careers.

It started with a few statues in 1991. Over the years, new icons have been added. Today, it includes more than 100 honorees.  

In 2022, the Hall of Fame introduced six new honorees: Debbie Allen, Ken Burns, Bon Daly, Robert L. Johnson, Rita Moreno, and Donald A. Morgan.

Did you know?

“Emmy” comes from “Immy,” a camera tube used in TV.

This Hall of fame is a free and quiet outdoor space. If you’re in North Hollywood, it’s worth a visit!

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – View from above


  • Location: Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, 5220 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA
  • Hours: 24/7
  • Cost: Free
  • Duration: I spent 30 minutes discovering it.
  • Parking: Metered and unmetered street parking.
  • More information is available at:

Save this for later to plan your day in North Hollywood!

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