Area Emmy Awards
LA EMMY TEAM
we inch our way toward the 54th Annual Los Angeles Emmy
Awards show, scheduled for June 29th at the Leonard H.
Goldenson Theatre at the Academy of Television Arts and
Sciences in North Hollywood, I want to take the time to
introduce you to some of the people who are already working
on this year's awards show. As Executive Producer of the
LA Area Emmys I can tell you it takes a lot of work to
put together an awards program like this. It takes a lot
of people too and the people who work this event are terrific.
They are what I call the "A TEAM" and for good reason.
They're very talented, committed, dedicated and virtually
all of them, like me, are back for a 6th consecutive year.
That's certainly the case for the two people I'd like
you to meet this week. They don't come any better than
show producer Shirley Neal and announcer Larry Van Nuys.
While many Los Angeles area broadcasters are waiting for
the nominations to be announced May 30th, Shirley and
her team at Park Hill Entertainment are working daily
on this year's event and have been for some time. Larry
Van Nuys, our booming voice of the LA Area Emmys, not
only brings his talent to the event, but also his great
positive attitude! Next week we'll continue looking at
those who make up THE EMMY TEAM but, first, here's a little
on the backgrounds of both Shirley and Larry.
Meet Shirley Neal
Park Hill Entertainment was established in 1992 as a video production
and promotions firm specializing in broadcast production, live
event production and video promotions At the helm of PARK HILL
is President/Owner, Shirley Neal, a veteran producer and former
production and marketing executive with over 18 years of experience
in the fields of television production and promotions.
In the area of production, Neal & PARK HILL's recent credits
include Inside TV:Land, a series of 3 one-hour specials; Biography
for A&E, Tuskegee Airmen, The Los Angeles Emmy Awards, The Story
of Kwanzaa, and World Gospel featuring MC Hammer, airing in
national syndication. PARK HILL also recently completed production
on "From A to Ziv: Legends of TV Syndication", a video history
of the syndication industry produced on behalf of NATPE (The
National Association of Television Program Executives), and
released in DVD format. Additionally, PARK HILL is credited
with producing 3 seasons of Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous;
2 seasons of The National Leukemia Telethon, plus the 2001 IBA
International Broadcast Awards, the 2001 NATPE Iris Awards,
and 4 seasons of The Los Angeles Emmy Awards. Other PARK HILL
production credits include The U.S. Olympic Festival, (an Emmy-winning
FOX Television live event); A Laugh, A Tear, hosted and co-produced
by Whoopi Goldberg; and The Other Side of Victory, a sports
series and TV special produced for syndication and ESPN cable.
In the convention and special events arena, PARK HILL serves
as the exclusive producer of all videos, staging, and opening
ceremonies for NATPE's program conference, international events,
and long-form informational videos. PARK HILL is also vested
with the responsibility of coordinating the taping of all seminars
and activities associated with the conference.
In the field of promotion and live event production, PARK HILL's
client base includes Warner Bros, Fox Television, NBC, NATPE,
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, The SNTA (Syndicated
Network Television Association), The HRTS (Hollywood TV & Radio
Society), and The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, among others.
In the executive ranks, Neal served for 3 years as Vice President
of Television for SI Communications, Inc., a Burbank-based TV,
Radio & Home Video production company.
Additionally, Neal served for 8 years as the senior creative
director for KTTV Los Angeles, and the Fox Television Network,
producing and overseeing the production of local and network
on-air promos, radio promotion, print promotion, press releases,
demo's and trailers. Backed by a wealth of resources, experience,
talent and commitment, plus in-house high end post-production
facilities (including Quantel Edit Box, Final Cut Pro, AVID,
plus screening and dubbing capabilities), PARK HILL has earned
a reputation as a leader in the TV production, post production,
convention and video marketing arenas.
Visit Park Hill Entertainment at www.parkhillonline.com