John Shaffner News

Art Directors Guild Expands Second-Phase Final Voting in Its Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards to Members in All Four Councils
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Art Directors Guild (ADG), Local 800 Council and producers of the 19 th Annual Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Awards have expanded its final second-phase voting for winners to include all members of the crafts that make up the nearly 2,300-member Guild, it was announced by Council Chairman John Shaffner and Co-Producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly. Final voting will now include Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists; Illustrators, Storyboard Artist and Matte Artists; and Set Design and Model Makers.The voting expansion change is effective with the upcoming ADG Awards, set for January 31, 2015, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (more...)

CBS Leads All Networks with 47 EMMY AWARD Nominations
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

CBS led the broadcast networks this morning with 47 Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 66th Primetime Emmy Award nominations for the 2013-2014 season. (more...)

BREAKING BAD, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE Among Art Directors Guild Nominees; Full List Announced
by TV News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

Today the Art Directors Guild (ADG) announced nominations in 10 categories of Production Design for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos competing in the Art Directors Guild's 18th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards (more...)

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, TONY AWARDS Among Art Directors Guild Nominees; Full List Announced
by Movies News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

Today the Art Directors Guild (ADG) announced nominations in 10 categories of Production Design for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos competing in the Art Directors Guild's 18th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards (more...)

ADG Awards Sets Kohler as Presenting Sponsor of Its 18th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards, Feb. 8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ The Art Directors Guild (ADG) has set Kohler as the exclusive presenting sponsor of its upcoming 18 th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards, Presented by Kohler, it was announced today by ADG Council Chairman John Shaffner and Awards Producers Raf Lydon and Dave Blass. The black-tie ceremony at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 8, 2014, will be hosted by comedian/actor Owen Benjamin. (more...)

Creative Team Set for 20th Annual SCREEN ACTORS GUILD Awards
by TV News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

Executive Producer Kathy Connell vividly remembers the 14 months leading up to the inaugural Screen Actors Guild Awards® ceremony. (more...)

Martin Scorsese to Receive Cinematic Imagery Award from Art Directors Guild
by Movies News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese, whose films have consistently reflected the highest quality of production design, will receive the prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award from the Art Directors Guild (more...)

Oscar-Winning Production Designer Rick Carter to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
by Movies News Desk - Sep 05, 2013

Two time Academy Award winning and four time nominated Production Designer and Art Director Rick Carter will receive the Art Directors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award. (more...)

TONY AWARDS Among CBS's 53 Emmy Award Nominations
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2013

This morning CBS garnered 53 Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 65th Primetime Emmy Award nominations for the 2012-2013 season. (more...)

'Anna Karenina,' 'Life of Pi' and 'Skyfall' Win at 17th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2013

The Art Directors Guild (ADG) last night announced winners of its 17th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards Presented by BMW in nine categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during black-tie ceremonies at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. (more...)

LES MIS, SKYFALL Among Nominees for 2012 Art Directors Guild Awards
by Movies News Desk - Jan 03, 2013

The Art Directors Guild (ADG) today announced nominations in nine categories of Production Design for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos competing in the ADG's 17th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards Presented by BMW for 2012. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY, HOMELAND Among Nominees of 17th Annual ART DIRECTORS GUILD Awards
by TV News Desk - Jan 03, 2013

The Art Directors Guild (ADG) today announced nominations in nine categories of Production Design for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos competing in the ADG's 17th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards Presented by BMW for 2012. (more...)

Outstanding Creative Team to Collaborate on the 19th Annual SAG Awards
by Movies News Desk - Jan 02, 2013

Jeff Margolis, executive producer and director of the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced the team of talented producers and artists who will create this year's ceremonies. (more...)

2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards Producing Team Announced
by Movies News Desk - Dec 01, 2011

Jeff Margolis, executive producer and director of the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, announced the team of talented producers and artists who will create this year's ceremonies. (more...)

Sherman Hemsley, Michael Eisner, et al. to Be Inducted Into Television Hall of Fame
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2011

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame Committee has selected a groundbreaking production team, an iconic executive, an internationally renowned TV variety show host, a leading actor, an award-winning lighting designer, a multiple Emmy®-winning producer, and one of television's most beloved comedy couples as the newest inductees into the Hall of Fame, announced Television Academy Chairman and CEO John Shaffner. (more...)

Jane Lynch Officially Named 2011 Emmys Host!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2011

According to he Hollywood Reporter, GLEE star Jane Lynch will host the 2011 Emmy Awards on September 18. She'll be only the third female to host the show by herself in the history of the awards show- the others being Angela Lansbury and Ellen Degeneres. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jane Lynch on Stealing Hosting Gig from Ellen DeGeneres
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 29, 2011

GLEE star Jane Lynch will host the 2011 Emmy Awards on September 18. She'll be only the third female to host the show by herself in the history of the awards show- the others being Angela Lansbury and Ellen Degeneres. In the promo video below, Lynch jokes about how she landed the hosting gig. Click below to check it out! (more...)

J. Herbert Klein Celebrates July 4 With Two Books Dedicated to U.S. Veterans
by BWW News Desk - Jul 04, 2011

When J. Herbert Klein reported for duty during World War II, he was surprised to discover that his superior officer was film star Ronald Reagan. (more...)

J. Herbert Klein Celebrates July 4 With Two Books Dedicated to U.S. Veterans
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2011

When J. Herbert Klein reported for duty during World War II, he was surprised to discover that his superior officer was film star Ronald Reagan. (more...)

Jane Lynch Officially Named 2011 Emmys Host!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2011

According to he Hollywood Reporter, GLEE star Jane Lynch will host the 2011 Emmy Awards on September 18. She'll be only the third female to host the show by herself in the history of the awards show- the others being Angela Lansbury and Ellen Degeneres. (more...)

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