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Exclusive: What's In Store For the 40th Daytime Emmy Awards Show

We know who's been nominated. Now it's time to get some scoop on the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy show itself. TV Guide Magazine spoke with executive producer Gabriel Gornell and Hln executive vp and general manager Scot Safon about the ceremony, airing live on Hln from the Beverly Hilton Hotel (Sunday, June 16, 8/7c). Expect big changes.

"Last year we only had three weeks to prepare for the show but this time we have two months and that's going to make a vast difference in the way we honor daytime television," Safon says. "We were so heartened by what we achieved in such a small amount of time last year that we just knew we had to dream bigger. Our working theme for this year's ceremony is 'Past, Present and Future,' which will honor 40 years of the Daytime Emmys and 40 years of daytime television breakthroughs — the many ways daytime was there first,
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News Nuggets: Daytime Emmys hope to expand beyond daytime dramas

News Nuggets: Daytime Emmys hope to expand beyond daytime dramas
Daytime Emmys hope to expand beyond soaps at Saturday's telecast: "Just as daytime television is no longer primarily defined by its soap operas, the Daytime Emmys are also expanding this year to cover the whole morning and afternoon menu. The 39th annual Daytime Emmys, to air live Saturday at 8 p.m. on Hln, will honor not just the soaps and their stars, but news shows, talk shows, food shows, lifestyle shows, children’s shows and legal shows. 'This is a coming-out party to embrace the whole spectrum of daytime programming,' says Gabriel Gornell, executive producer. Numerically, dramas still dominate the awards. 'General Hospital' has 23 nominations, the most of any show, and two canceled soaps, 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live,' have 11 apiece. But ABC’s 56 total nominations are only five more than PBS, which is the home of no soaps." New
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News Nuggets: The Daytime Emmys will officially air on Hln

News Nuggets: The Daytime Emmys will officially air on Hln
The Daytime Emmy Awards will air on Hln. From the press release: "'The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), is very excited to announce that the 2012 Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on Hln on Saturday, June 23, from the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California,' said Malachy Wienges, Chairman of NATAS. 'Working with the show's producer, Gabriel Gornell of LocoDistro, we are preparing a new, fresh, creative show that will honor all the genres that make Daytime Television part of our daily lives. These shows include Daytime Dramas, Children’s and Animation Programming, Game Shows, Courtroom, Talk, Culinary, and the Morning Shows.'" The Us Postal Service honors legendary film directors: "Four extraordinary film directors — Frank Capra, John Ford, John Huston and Billy Wilder — received a stamping ovation today with the issuance of the Great Film Directors First-Class Forever...
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Locomotive, Foxwoods ink deal

Locomotive, Foxwoods ink deal
New York -- In an unusual deal, content producer Locomotive Distribution and the Foxwoods casino in Connecticut have entered a multi-year strategic alliance to develop and produce live event weekends that will center around special music, sports and variety show productions to be broadcast on TV.

Locomotive president Gabriel Gornell and Joseph Jimenez, senior vp, casino marketing at Foxwoods, said Locomotive will produce and tape for broadcast three events per year at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods in front of live audiences.

The first event is a previously announced Kenny Rogers concert -- "Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years" -- which tapes April 10. It will include performances by Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson and Sheena Easton, among others. It will also feature taped performances from Tim McGraw and others.

Locomotive will offer international rights for broadcast and DVD at Miptv in Cannes next month.

The second event weekend will have a baseball theme.
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