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.
Spike Jones Jr. returns as executive producer for the 2012 Writers Guild of America West awards show Sunday, February 19, 2012 at the Hollywood Palladium. Talent producer Carole Propp also returns as part of Jones’ SJ2’s team for the 2012 WGAW ceremony. In addition to producing the WGAW show four times previously, Jones is a veteran of the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards and the Independent Spirit Awards Red Carpet show. Propp’s resume includes multiple Tony Awards and primetime Emmy Awards.
Spike Jones Jr is returning to executive produce the 2012 WGA Awards’ West Coast show, set for February 19 at the Hollywood Palladium. The veteran producer has overseen four WGA West ceremonies, including the past two years. Also returning is talent producer Carole Propp and head writer Guy Nicolucci, who both worked on last year’s event. The WGA Awards will be held simultaneously in Hollywood and New York.
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA, August 24, 2011 – Today the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences along with producer Spike Jones, Jr. announced presenters for the 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards. Similar to last year, the awards will be presented by pairings of showrunners with talent from the shows they produce.
Presenters announced today include Jon Cryer & Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men), Connie Britton & Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights), Mitzi Gaynor & Bob Mackie (Mitzi Roaring in the 20s), Alison Brie & Dan Harmon (Community), Phil Keoghan & Bertram Van Munster (The Amazing Race), Noah Wyle & Robert Rodat (Falling Skies), Nick Tweed Simmons & Gene Simmons (Gene Simmons: Family Jewels), Kiernan Shipka & Matthew Weiner (Mad Men) and Jeff Probst & Mark Burnett (Survivor).
The Primetime Creative Arts Emmys will be held on Saturday, September 10th at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. The awards will air September 17th at 8:00pm ET and 8:00pm PT on REELZCHANNEL.
ReelzChannel is expanding its foray into the TV awards show area. After televising the inaugural Critics’ Choice Television Awards in June, the fledgling cable channel has now picked up the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which have aired on E! for the past 9 years. Here is the release:
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA, August 15, 2011 – The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today that REELZCHANNEL will broadcast the 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards which will once again be produced by Spike Jones, Jr. The announcement was made by Television Academy Chairman and CEO John Shaffner. The awards will be taped on Saturday, September 10th and air on Saturday, September 17th at 8:00 PM ET and at 8:00 PM PT. While this marks the 17th year that Jones, Jr. has produced the awards, it is the first time REELZCHANNEL has broadcast the ceremony.
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA, August 12, 2010 – Today the Television Academy of Arts & Sciences announced presenters for the 2010 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards. This year, presenters will be showrunners paired with talent from nominated programs. This will not only add a star quality to the list of presenters, but will allow for the cast and producers of many of the nominated programs to celebrate and honor their colleagues. Presenters include Jane Lynch & Ryan Murphy (Glee), John Lithgow & Clyde Phillips (Dexter), Christina Hendricks & Matthew Weiner (Mad Men), Elizabeth Mitchell & Damon Lindelof (Lost), Rico Rodriguez & Steve Levitan (Modern Family), Seth Meyers and Andy Samberg (Saturday Night Live) and more. The aforementioned shows have a combined 67 Emmy nominations this year. The Primetime Creative Arts Emmys will be held on Saturday, August 21 and will air as a two-hour special on E! Entertainment Television on Friday, August 27.
Spike Jones, Jr. will be back as the Producer of the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards. This marks the 16th year that Jones, Jr. has produced the show. Additionally, Tony DeSena and Carole Propp will serve as Writer/Co-Producer and Coordinating Producer respectively.
During the Primetime Creative Arts Emmys, Dr. John Leverence, Senior Vice President of Awards for the Television Academy will be awarded with the Syd Cassyd Founders Award.