IHT.com – Producer Dick Wolf will receive a special honor at the 36th International Emmy Awards for extending the long arm of his “Law & Order” franchise into almost every corner of the globe.

Sam Waterston, who has appeared as prosecutor Jack McCoy in more than 325 “Law & Order” episodes since 1994, will present the International Emmy Founders Award to Wolf at Monday night’s awards gala.

He will be joined onstage at New York’s Hilton hotel by his co-star Linus Roache, as well as Dann Florek, Tamara Tunie and Michaela McManus from the spinoff “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

“It’s just stunning, people see ‘Law & Order’ everyplace,” said Bruce L. Paisner, president of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “Every place in the world they have police and some kind of criminal justice system.”

The award to Wolf, the creator and executive producer of “Law & Order,” will cap off an evening in which 40 nominees from 16 countries will be competing for International Emmys, honoring excellence in TV programming produced outside the United States, in 10 categories.

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