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SAG Awards™ to Be Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS, Sunday, Jan. 27
Jan 14, 2008
Los Angeles, California - Jeff Margolis, executive producer and director
of the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, has announced the creative
team for this year’s Actors® honors. The entire team of talented producers and
artists behind the 13th Annual SAG Awards™ are returning to create this
The 14h Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
ceremonies will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS from the Los Angeles Shrine
Exposition Center on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT), 7 pm CT and 6 p.m.
“The whole Jeff Margolis Productions team is honored to
be asked back for a tenth Screen Actors Guild Awards, especially this
year which recognizes the Guild’s 75th Anniversary,” said Margolis. “We look
forward to presenting the significant and powerful story of Screen Actors Guild
in this year’s awards telecast.”
Kathy Connell will produce the
Screen Actors Guild Awards for the 14th consecutive year (the first two
were as a producer for SAG). Connell is also producer for Screen Actors Guild’s
yearlong celebration of its 75th Anniversary.
SAG Awards™ Committee founding members Yale Summers
(committee chair), Daryl Anderson (committee vice-chair) and Paul Napier, as
well as returning committee members Shelley Fabares and JoBeth Williams, will
produce for SAG.
Gloria Fujita O’Brien and Mick McCullough of Jeff
Margolis Productions return as supervising producers for the tenth consecutive
Peabody Award winner Stephen Pouliot will be writing his
tenth SAG Awards script. In addition to the SAG Awards, Pouliot has collaborated
with Jeff Margolis on numerous specials, including Julie Andrews: One Step
Into Spring (which Margolis directed and Pouliot wrote and produced),
CBS: 50 Years from Television City, 9/11-The Concert for New York
City, and A Gala for the President at Ford’s Theatre.
Production designers John Shaffner & Joe Stewart,
who together share 29 Emmy® nominations, an Art Directors Guild Award for the
2006 Emmy Awards plus four Art Directors Guild nominations and five Emmys
(including their 2005 kudo for The George Lopez Show), will be designing
their fifth new set for the SAG Awards. Shaffner is the newly elected chair of
the Academy of Arts and Sciences Board of Governors, on which Stewart serves as
a Governor representing the Art Directors/Set Decorators Peer Group.
Also returning for his fifth year is lighting designer
Jeffrey Engel, an Emmy®-winner and 21-time Emmy nominee for projects including
the 63rd and 64th Academy Awards®, both directed by
Composer and conductor Lenny Stack, an Emmy-winner for
music arranging for the Screen Actors Guild 50th Anniversary Special and
composer of the current SAG Awards™ theme, returns for his ninth Screen Actors
Guild Awards. Stack has also been musical director for the Golden Globe®
Awards since 1994.
Filmmaker Douglass M. Stewart, Jr. will produce the film
salute lauding the accomplishments of SAG Life Achievement Award honoree Charles
Durning. A veteran of 26 Oscar® telecasts and 12 Emmy shows, eight-time Emmy
nominee Stewart returns for his fourth SAG Awards telecast.
Quinn Monahan, who last year created the SAG Awards
salute to voice-over actors, is producing the film tributes to Screen Actors
Guild’s 75th Anniversary. Monahan has created film packages for the Academy of
Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts and
Sciences. He is currently Director and Co-Executive Producer of the Internet
series, North Hollywood After Dark.
Paul Fagen will produce the SAG Awards’ “In Memoriam”
homage for the second consecutive year. Fagen has created celebrity tributes for
the American Film Institute and such events as the Sundance Ray-Ban Visionary
Awards. He is tribute director of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival,
which is honoring Cate Blanchett, Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones and Angelina
Jolie this year.
Returning for his 11th SAG Awards™ is Keaton S. Walker,
who has served as the SAG Awards art director since 1997 and the Academy
Awards’® art director for 25 years. Walker is a multiple Emmy® and Art
Director’s Guild honoree for his work on the Oscars and the Emmys.
Keith Greco returns for the fifth year to design the
Award ceremonies’ grand entrance and showroom décor. Among many recent projects
prior to starting this year’s SAG Awards, he designed the Primetime Emmys
Governor’s Ball, the Creative Arts Emmys Gala at the Shrine, the Spider-Man 3
premiere at New York’s Kaufman Astoria Studios and the premiere for Cirque
du Soleil’s Corteo at the Los Angeles Forum.
SAG Awards event supervisor Andrea Wyn Schall, a
two-time Special Events Gala award nominee, returns for the ninth year to
coordinate event design and logistics. She and Greco will again create the
Champagne Taittinger toast that opens the SAG Awards Red Carpet.
Also returning is the SAG Awards’ executive in charge of
production since 1999, Benn Fleishman. In the interim between the 13th and 14th
Screen Actors Guild Awards he served as production executive on The Taurus
World Stunt Awards, the 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, NBC’s Christmas
in Rockefeller Center and the HBO special Bill Maher: The Decider.
Maggie Barrett Caulfield, executive in charge of talent
since 2001, returns for her eighth SAG Awards.
Screen Actors Guild is the nation’s largest labor
union representing working actors. Established in 1933, SAG has a rich history
in the American labor movement, from standing up to studios to break long-term
engagement contracts in the 1940s to fighting for artists’ rights amid the
digital revolution sweeping the entertainment industry in the 21st century. With
20 branches nationwide, SAG represents nearly 120,000 actors who work in motion
pictures, television, commercials, industrials, video games, Internet and all
new media formats. The Guild exists to enhance actors’ working conditions,
compensation and benefits and to be a powerful, unified voice on behalf of
artists’ rights. Headquartered in Los Angeles, SAG is a proud affiliate of the
AFL-CIO. More information is available online at www.sag.org <http://www.sag.org> .
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