NATAS has unveiled the producing team for its annual celebration of daytime television. Spike Jones Jr has been tapped as executive producer of this weekend’s livestream-only Daytime Emmy Awards, working with talent producer Carole Propp and consulting producer Wayne Federman. Jones and his SJ2 Entertainment have produced such shows as the WGA Awards and Creative Arts Emmys along with red carpet and reality programming. The 41st annual trophy show, hosted by Kathy Griffin on June 22 from the Beverly Hilton, will mark the first time the Daytime Emmys are viewable only via livestream.
New York – August 21, 2012 – The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced that David Michaels, Actor, Producer and Founder of TV Cares has been appointed Senior Executive Director of the Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards.
“David’s experiences in all genres of daytime television make him the perfect candidate to head up our Daytime Emmy® Awards operations,” said Malachy Wienges, Chairman NATAS. “His long time association with The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) will be a valuable asset as the two Academies work closer together sharing the same goal of awarding excellence in television.
The Daytime Emmy Awards are headed to Time Warner’s HLN/Headline News network, according to Broadcasting & Cable. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences also hopes to secure AOL as the awards show’s social media parter. Nominations for the Daytime Emmys had been expected to be announced Friday but have been delayed until Wednesday May 9 to give NATAS time to wrap up those deals. With the cancellation of multiple network soap operas such as All My Children, One Life To Live and As The World Turns, the telecast has lost some of its celebrity luster. The last two telecasts have been on CBS but were produced by Associated Television International, which leased the airtime and sold ads and arranged produce placement deals. ATI and NATAS have been unable to come to terms this year and the major networks declined to air the telecast, so the organization has been working to come up with a new arrangement
Tonight’s announcement follows a 7 PM emergency board meeting by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences reported by Deadline to resolve what was seeming like an endless delay in setting this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards on Fox on September 18th. But Deadline learned last night that a new deal to telecast the show was imminent and that Fox would host without any radical changes to the lineup, like moving the writers and directors categories. Sources told Deadline that ATAS lawyers assured the Writers and Directors Guilds staff that the Academy’s waiver agreements for free clips contractually in place with the WGA and DGA would be renewed and stay essentially the same. That meant the TV Academy wouldn’t dare to even try mess with the writers and directors or else pay through the nose for clips. Now that it’s official, everyone in the TV community can breathe a sigh of relief. As for Mark Burnett’s selection as producer, I’d written after one especially rotten Oscarcast that he should have been brought in to fix the Movie Academy’s awful show. He can’t do worse for the Emmys.
Tonight’s TV Academy Board confab resolved any remaining issues standing in the way of a new deal after nearly nine months of protracted negotiations. The TV community’s patience wore thin for a new agreement to be finalized by ATAS and its chief negotiator, powerful showbiz lawyer Kenny Ziffren. After all, it’s just 4½ …
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 29, 2010 – The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the recipients of the 62nd Primetime Emmy® Engineering Awards, hosted by Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar (“The Big Bang Theory”). The Engineering Awards ceremony will be Saturday, August 14 at the Renaissance Hotel in Los Angeles.
2010 Daytime Emmy Winners: ‘As The World Turns’, ‘Bold & Beautiful’, ‘Young & Restless’, ‘General Hospital’, ‘Cash Cab’, ‘Ellen’, ‘Dr Oz’, And ‘The Doctors’
The National Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards presented at the Las Vegas Hilton tonight. CBS was dominant in the soap opera category, in part because of the performances on the cancelled As The World Turns. The telecast included a special tribute to Dick Clark which was hosted by Ryan Seacrest that included Marie Osmond, Tony Orlando, Chubby Checker, the Spinners and vintage clips of the classic American Bandstand television show. Agnes Nixon was honored with the Academy’s Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of her over 45 years in Daytime Serial Drama creating ABC Television Network’s One Life to Live, All My Children and Loving:
The Bold & The Beautiful (CBS)
BRADLEY P. BELL, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER; RHONDA FRIEDMAN, SUPERVISING PRODUCER; RON WEAVER, SENIOR PRODUCER; ADAM DUSEVOIR, COORDINATING PRODUCER; CYNTHIA J. POPP, PRODUCER.
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Maura West, As the World Turns (CBS)
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Michael Park, As the World Turns (CBS)
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Julie Pinson, As the World Turns (CBS)
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Billy Miller, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Cash Cab (Discovery)
ANTONY TACKABERRY, ALLISON CORN, TOM COHEN, MARY DONAHUE, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER; BEN BAILEY, CONSULTING PRODUCER; STAN HSUE, NICK O’GORMAN, SUPERVISING PRODUCER; JESSE GREEN, JONATHAN GROCE, SARAH KANTER, ADAM MARKOWITZ, ANDREW MCINTYRE, TALIA PARKINSON, MARY STEPHENS, PRODUCER; REBECCA BREGMAN, RUTH JOHNSTON, LINE PRODUCER; CHRIS SGUEGLIA, DIRECTOR; ART CHUNG, BRIAN HENDERSON, JOSIAH MADIGAN, BROCK MAHAN, ADAM TOBIN, GREG …