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Spike Jones On “Too Much TV”, Margo Martindale On ‘Americans’ Return, Jane Lynch On Her Comic Inspiration, Anthony Bourdain On Beirut & CNN – Backstage at Creative Arts Emmys

12 September 2015 6:33 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Backstage, Spike Jones, recipient of TV Academy's Syd Cassyd Founders Award, was asked to comment on  FX Networks CEO John Landgraf’s recent comment that there is “too much” television. “I never want to believe he’s right… I love the stuff than I'm seeing,” Jones said. “I love the various (formats) – YouTube, Internet, cable, all over the place.”  Then to the important question: What does the former long-time Creative Arts Emmy Awards producer (he oversaw the past 20… »

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TV Academy to Honor Spike Jones Jr. at Creative Arts Emmys

8 July 2015 3:58 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Longtime Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards producer Spike Jones Jr. will be honored at this year’s ceremony with the Syd Cassyd Founders Award, the Television Academy announced Wednesday.

Named for the TV Academy’s founder, the award recognizes Academy members who have made a significant, positive impact on the organization through their many years of involvement and service. Last year marked Jones’ 20th year of exec producing the Prime Creative Arts Emmys. This year, he has the night off as Bob Bain takes the reins.

“Spike has been an important part of the DNA of the Academy for a very long time,” said Television Academy chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum. “He has strongly influenced the artistic direction of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, and shaped it into a wonderful celebration of the many artists, technicians and talents who are the heart and soul of our industry. Spike has also »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Emmys to Give Syd Cassyd Award to Producer Spike Jones Jr.

8 July 2015 11:25 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Spike Jones, Jr. produced the last 20 Creative Arts Emmy Awards shows, but this year he will move from the producer’s seat to the stage to receive the Television Academy’s Syd Cassyd Founders Award at the Sept. 12 ceremony. The award is given to Academy members who have served the organization over many years. Although Jones has done pro-bono work for the Academy in many areas, his longest-running contribution has been in the production of the Creative Arts Emmys, the ceremony at which the vast majority of Emmy Awards are handed out. Far longer than the Primetime Emmy Awards, which are. »

- Steve Pond

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