Area Emmy Awards
LA EMMY TEAM
Meet Webcaster Bruce Gammill
This will be the 4th consecutive year we've webcast the Los
Angeles Area Emmy Awards.
It is, however, the first time Bruce Gammill and Infobytel are
orchestrating our webcast and then archiving it for a year.
You'll be able to watch it over and over again!!!
The man behind this year's LIVE webcast, Bruce Gammill, will
be plenty busy Emmy night, but it's not like he's never done
this sort of thing before.
He's handled some pretty big ones including webcasting some
bigtime concerts. Does the name Paul McCartney sound familiar?
Says Bruce of the upcoming event at the TV Academy ---
"We at InfoByTel are looking forward to bringing you the 54th
Annual Los Angeles Emmy Awards LIVE for viewing on the Free
Real One Player. "
We're looking forward to the expertise he brings.
Here's the scoop on Bruce... Bruce Gammill was born in San Antonio,
Texas in 1951. He completed high school in San Antonio and earned
a B.A. degree from Hardin Simmons University in1973. Bruce then
attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary until 1976. In
1976 Bruce began a career as a real estate agent which he continued
until 1985. He then owned and operated Texas Limousine Company
through 1989 In 1990 through 1994 Bruce operated Signal Management
Company in the telecommunications industry. In 1995 Bruce founded
Pure Vision Internet, Inc. in San Clemente, California to provide
internet and video services. This business was continued by
Partners in Faith and is currently providing internet and video
service. Partners in Faith currently provides services for over
165 live church related broadcasts annually. In 1999 it provided
video service for a live Paul McCartney broadcast from Paramount
Studios. At that time the broadcast was the largest viewed event
on the net. The company provided video services for the live
broadcast for the past three years for the Pop Tech Conference
in Camden, Maine.
LA EMMY TEAM
Meet Director Harry Kooperstein
First, a few words from Harry...
THE 54TH ANNUAL LOS ANGELES AREA EMMY AWARDS IS QUICKLY APPROACHING,
AND FOR THE SIXTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR, I WILL AGAIN BE A MEMBER
OF WHAT EXECUTIVE PRODUCER HAL EISNER CALLS "THE A TEAM."
OUR GOAL FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS HAS BEEN TO TAKE AN AWARDS
SHOW THAT WAS LOOKED UPON AS A LOCAL EVENT LACKING ENTERTAINMENT
AND PRODUCTION VALUES, AND TURN IT INTO A PRODUCT WORTHY OF
THE LOS ANGELES MARKET.
AS THE EVENT'S DIRECTOR, I HAVE SEEN THIS EVENT TURN INTO A
MORE ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE AS THE YEAR'S PROGRESS. THIS YEAR'S
54TH ANNUAL LOS ANGELES AREA EMMY AWARDS PRESENTATION IS SURE
TO BE A HIGHLY ENTERTAINING EVENT GIVING TRIBUTE TO A NUMBER
OF EXTREMELY TALENTED AND DEDICATED INDIVIDUALS WHO DESERVE
MUCH RECOGNITION FOR THEIR WORK.
SEE YOU ALL ON JUNE 29TH AT THE GOLDENSON THEATRE.
Now, a little about Harry's background... HARRY KOOPERSTEIN
IS A LOS ANGELES EMMY AWARD WINNING PRODUCER/DIRECTOR HONORED
FOR HIS WORK FOR PRODUCING AND DIRECTING SUCH SPECIALS AS ALL
THIRTEEN YEARS OF THE EMMY AWARDING PRODUCTION OF "LIVE FROM
THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL" AND DIRECTED THE 67TH, 69TH AND 70TH HOLLYWOOD
CHRISTMAS PARADES. HARRY ALSO PRODUCED AND DIRECTED NUMEROUS
"OPENING NIGHT" SPECIALS SUCH AS "SUNSET BOULEVARD," "KISS OF
THE SPIDER WOMAN" AND "GREASE." FOR THE PAST FOUR YEARS, KTVX
TELEVISION IN SALT LAKE CITY HIRED HIM TO PRODUCE AND DIRECT
IT'S NOW ANNUAL EVENT TITLED "SALUTE TO THE SYMPHONY" FEATURING
MAESTRO KEITH LOCKHART CONDUCTING THE UTAH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.
KOOPERSTEIN WAS AWARDED AN EMMY AT THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN SOUTHWEST
EMMY AWARDS CEREMONY IN JUNE OF 2001 FOR PRODUCING AND DIRECTING
"SALUTE TO THE SYMPHONY." HARRY KOOPERSTEIN HAS BEEN AN ACTIVE
MEMBER OF THE ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS AND SCIENCES SINCE
1976. HE HAS SERVED ON THE NATIONAL AND LOCAL AWARDS COMMITTEES,
HAS CO-CHAIRED THE L.A. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND IS CURRENTLY
FINISHING HIS SECOND TERM AS A MEMBER OF THE ACADEMY'S BOARD
OF GOVERNORS. JUNE 29TH OF THIS YEAR WILL MARK HIS SIXTH CONSECUTIVE
YEAR AS THE DIRECTOR OF THE LOS ANGELES AREA EMMY AWARDS.
THE LA EMMY TEAM
Meet Writer Joanne Morris
For the fourth consecutive year the L.A. Emmys writer will be
First a few words from Joanne... "I am so ecstatic about this
year's show… Not only because we'll have fun with Paul Rodriguez
as the host, but we're continuing our track record of including
critically-acclaimed actors as our presenters -- such as Oscar
winner Martin Landau, Emmy nominated actress CCH Pounder of
"The Shield," Golden Globe winner Alan Rachins, Mathew St. Patrick
of "Six Feet Under," and star of the HBO hit "Arli$$", Robert
Wuhl…" Now a little about the background of this Writer/Producer...
Morris is one of many entertainment professionals who segued
from the legal field to a creative career.
Her original dream was to become a producer after working several
years in entertainment law. Instead, she left law, and began
working in development for a film producer at Columbia Pictures.
There she got the writing bug, and eventually was selected to
be a Writer's Guild of America Trainee for an NBC awards special.
With that WGA Trainee position, Morris also entered that extremely
small universe of primetime "specials" writers. Since then she
has written and segment produced for projects that have aired
nationally on FOX, NBC and The WB. Some of those segments include
televised tributes to Aretha Franklin, Babyface, Bryant Gumbel,
Garth Brooks, Kathleen Battle, Vince Gill, and Will Smith.
And for the last few years, Morris has also written for the
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' annual Los Angeles Area
Emmys, which have aired on KTLA (The WB) and KCOP (UPN). Presenters
for the L.A. Emmys that she has written for include: Edward
Asner, Steve Allen, Diane Ladd, Robert Guillaume, and Susan
Sullivan. Hosted by Paul Rodriguez, this year it will air on
KCBS with scheduled presenters that include: Oscar winner Martin
Landau, Marisol Nichols ("Resurrection Blvd."), CCH Pounder
("The Shield"), Emmy nominee Alan Rachins, Mathew St. Patrick
("Six Feet Under"), and star of the HBO hit "Arli$$", Robert
Wuhl. Morris has also continued to build her production and
writing credits with "non-specials," including a stage project
she created, wrote and produced entitled "Conversation Pieces."
It was directed by award-winning director, Charles Burnett ("The
Annihilation of Fish," "Oprah Winfrey's: The Wedding," "To Sleep
With Anger"); and the cast included: Emmy-winning actress Tyne
Daly, Carl Lumbly ("Alias"), Irene Bedard ("Pocohantas"), Clyde
Kusatsu ("American Tragedy"), and Samaria Graham ("Providence").
Morris' other projects have included: a series pilot that BET
recently hired her to create & write; several televised animation
scripts for FOX & The Fox Family Channel; a short that award-winning
AFI Directing Fellow Rick Wilkinson selected her to re-write;
as well as specs for film and episodic TV that she's now generating
to broaden her writing horizons… (But just in case, she maintains
her California State Bar membership -- which makes her parents
very happy, and keeps them off her back...)