|2003 LA Area Emmy Awards
More stars have joined this year's 55th Annual Los Angeles Area
Emmy Awards show as presenters. In addition those already announced
are Sharif Atkins from ER, Angelle Brooks from VIP, Scarlett
Pomers from The WB's REBA, Debra Wilson from MAD TV. Those previously
announced include Carlos Bernard, Bryan Cranston, Teri Garr,
Linda Gray, Florence Henderson, Shaquille ONeal, Paul
McCrane, Della Reese, Mickey Rooney, Mindy Sterling, George
Stultz, Alan Thicke and Constance Zimmer. John O'Hurley will
I'm proud to be the Executive Producer of the Los Angeles
Emmy Awards for the 7 consecutive year! It's a wonderfully
challenging opportunity -- bringing together some of Hollywood's
best to honor LA TVs best! We'll have more about the upcoming
LA Emmys next Monday, but for now I'd like to share our just-released
press release on the celebration that's now just days away;
a show you'll be able to watch live on the web by going to
www.emmys.tv. If you live
in Southern California you'll be able to watch a specially
edited program on the LA Emmys a week later on KCAL Channel
9. Again, we'll have much more next week!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE 55TH ANNUAL LOS ANGELES EMMY AWARDS HONORS THE BEST IN
LOCAL TELEVISION WITH A STAR STUDDED GALA ON SEPTEMBER 6TH
OHurley to Host;
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA., August 21, 2003 The 55th
Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards honoring excellence in
locally produced entertainment, news, public affairs, sports
and children's programming, will take place on Saturday, September
6th at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Leonard
H. Goldenson Theatre at 6 p.m. An edited, one-hour version
of the program is slated to air Saturday, September 13th at
6:00 p.m. on KCAL.
Economically, its a tough time to be in broadcasting
on a local or national level, commented Bryce
Zabel, Chairman of the Television Academy, and yet this
years LA nominees have again exhibited a level of excellence
that makes it a challenge to single anyone out. They have
all told the many stories of our diverse community with intelligence,
creativity and integrity. And thanks to KCAL, this evening
celebrating local achievement will also be shared with the
public during the September 13 telecast!
The black-tie gala will be hosted by John OHurley (Seinfeld,
To Tell the Truth) and features an all-star roster of confirmed
presenters including film legend and Emmy Award-winner Mickey
Rooney (Bill); Paul McCrane (ER); Linda Gray (Dallas), Carlos
Bernard (24); George Stultz (7th Heaven); Florence Henderson
(The Brady Brunch); Alan Thicke (Growing Pains); Constance
Zimmer (Good Morning Miami); Della Reese (Touched By Angel);
Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers); Teri Garr (Friends); Bryan
Cranston (2003 Primetime Emmy Nominee for Malcolm in the Middle)
and the Los Angeles Lakers Shaquille ONeal. The
latest additions include Sharif Atkins from ER, Angelle Brooks
from VIP, Scarlett Pomers from The WB's REBA, and Debra Wilson
from MAD TV. In addition, there will be a special musical
performance by legendary nostalgic rockers ShaNaNa. After
the awards ceremony, the celebration will continue with a
gala reception featuring the 21-member Big Band Alumni performing
classic and contemporary standards on the Academy Plaza.
Best known for his role as J. Peterman on Seinfield, OHurley
has catapulted into televisions most versatile actor,
show host, advertising name and feature film star. After a
two-year stint hosting To Tell The Truth, and a three- year
stint on USA Networks Get Golf with the PGA Tour, OHurley
returns to prime time this fall in UPNs new half hour
comedy The Mullets.
Producer for the event for the seventh consecutive year is
KCOP news reporter and LA Peer Group Governor Hal Eisner.
Tri-Crown Productions, headed by Jeff Androsky and Carol Sherman,
was selected to produce the LA Area Emmys for the first time.
Since founding the company in 1987, Sherman and Tri-Crown
president Androsky have amassed a diverse list of credits
and programming for local, national and syndicated broadcast.
These include sports programs with Magic Johnson, entertainment
specials with Kevin Costner, documentaries with Robert Kennedy
Jr., stunt specials with Evel Knievel, travel shows with Elle
McPherson and magic spectaculars with Princess Stephanie of
Monaco. Writer-producer J.M. Morris is returning to the awards
for the 5th consecutive year.
This year, the LA Area Governors Award for lifetime achievement
will be presented to veteran meteorologist Dr. George Fischbeck.
The prestigious award honors individuals, shows and organizations
that have made a special and unique contribution to Los Angeles
area television. In addition there will be a special tribute
to Los Angeles Lakers broadcasting legend Chick Hearn, one
of the recipients of last years Governors Award
and a special tribute to Bob Hope is planned as well.
The show will be webcast live on www.emmys.tv
on September 6 at 6 p.m. For the second year, the webcast
is made possible by Bruce Gammill, CEO of Guest Online.
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Media Contact: Robin Mesger/Katrina Florence-The Lippin Group-323.965.1990