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Emmy Awards Set Director, Key Production Team Members

2 July 2015 12:09 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Louis J. Horvitz is returning as director of the Primetime Emmy Awards telecast, to air live Sept. 20 on Fox.

Also joining the production team are Danette Herman, Bob Dickinson, Baz Halpin and Tamlyn Wright.

Horvitz will direct the kudocast for the 17th time. In addition to the Emmys, the awards show veteran’s credits include directing the Academy Awards telecast 12 times, as well as recently directing the Golden Globe Awards, Grammy Awards and Billboard Music Awards.

Herman and Dickinson will reprise their roles as co-producer and lighting designer, respectively.

Halpin, a new addition to the Emmys team, will serve as production designer. Tamlyn Wright will join Halpin as co-designer. Both have extensive experience designing awards shows and pop music acts.

The newly announced production team joins the show’s executive producers, Don Mischer, Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Andy Samberg hosts the three-hour telecast.


- Seth Kelley

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Emmys 2015: Louis J Horvitz Back To Direct Fox Telecast

2 July 2015 10:54 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Louis J. Horvitz will return to direct his 17th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 20, the TV Academy said today in announcing the production staff for the Fox broadcast. Danette Herman is also back for a 26th year with the Emmy telecast as co-producer for Don Mischer Productions, which has set Mischer, Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare as executive producers. Bob Dickinson (Peter Pan Live!) is also returning as lighting designer for the live telecast. Newcomer Baz Halpin… »

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Emmys Hires Louis J. Horvitz to Direct 2015 Awards Telecast

2 July 2015 10:49 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Louis J. Horvitz has been set to direct the 67th annual Emmy Awards, and Danette Herman, Bob Dickinson and Baz Halpin have joined the production team, it was announced Thursday. Herman and Dickinson are returning this year in their respective roles as co-producer and lighting designer. Halpin has been brought on to serve as production designer, and Tamlyn Wright will serve as co-designer. This will be Horvitz’s seventeenth time directing the Emmy Awards telecast, and he has also directed the Oscars 12 times, winning seven Emmys for his work. Also Read: TV Showrunners-Actors Exclusive Portraits From TheWrap Magazine Emmy Shoot (Photos) Emmy Award-winning. »

- Linda Ge

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Grammy Awards 2015: The Team Behind the Show

28 January 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Producer Ken Ehrlich’s team has been learning their moves for the Grammys for a long time, but each show is a new challenge. Here are some of the key people behind the scenes making the show go.


Once Grammy noms are announced, Ken Ehrlich and his team look for the most interesting collaborations that can highlight the nominated songs, hoping those “Grammy Moments.”

Essential contributor:

David Wild, the longtime music journalist is a walking factchecker.

Essential host:

LL Cool J, the veteran music performer brings cred to his role.

Book The Talent

Artist outreach stays in flux until the last minute — rock stars are known to have schedule changes. Chantel Sausedo, Ehrlich’s longtime talent producer, contacts the performers’ reps and arranges accommodations. Travel/ground manager Khristine Gomez handles about 250 cars for the show.

Set The Stage

Crew works closely with director Louis J. Horvitz and associate director Christine Clark Bradley. »

- Karen Idelson

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