Los Angeles — 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. The 19th Screen Actors Guild Awards presentation is to be carried live on TNT and TBS on Jan. 27 from the Shrine Auditorium & Exposition Center in Los Angeles. As previously announced, Dick Van Dyke is set to receive the guild’s lifetime achievement award. “We look forward to the SAG Awards® as an opportunity for fresh collaboration with an outstanding group of creative colleagues,” said Margolis, whose Jeff Margolis Productions produces the awards telecast, presented by SAG-AFTRA, in association with Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC. “We take great pride in designing a memorable evening for both the community of actors at the awards ceremony and for our audience at home which has grown consistently year after year.” Margolis has executive produced acting’s most glamorous evening since the 5th Annual SAG Awards and served as the telecast’s director since the 13th ceremony. Kathy Connell has produced the Screen Actors Guild Awards® since its inception. Connell is also SAG-AFTRA’s assistant national executive director of awards and national programming. The Awards Committee for Screen Actors Guild — Chair JoBeth Williams, Vice Chair Daryl Anderson, Committee members Scott Bakula, Shelley Fabares, Paul Napier and Woody Schultz — oversees all stages of the production. Supervising producers are Gloria Fujita O’Brien and Mick McCullough. Executive in Charge of Production Benn Fleishman is a three-time Emmy® nominee for the HBO specials “Bill Maher…But I’m Not Wrong” (2010), “Ricky Gervais: Out of England” (2009) and “Bill Maher: The Decider” (2008). Emmy-winning scribe Dave Boone joins the SAG Awards for the first time after years of writing for such awards shows as the TV Land Awards, the Golden Globes®, the Tony Awards® and the Academy Awards®. Production designers John Shaffner & Joe Stewart have been honored with 34 Emmy nominations, an Art Directors Guild Award for the 2006 Emmy Awards, plus four Art Directors Guild nominations and five Emmys. Lighting designer Jeffrey Engel is an Emmy-winner and 22-time Emmy nominee for such projects as the 63rd and 64th Academy Awards. Composer and conductor Lenny Stack, eight-time Emmy nominee Douglass M. Stewart Jr. will produce the film tribute saluting the accomplishments of SAG Life Achievement Award honoree Dick Van Dyke. Paul Fagen will produce the SAG Awards’ In Memoriam homage. Quinn Monahan is producing the SAG Awards’ annual salute to union members. Keith Greco will design the SAG Awards’ grand entrance and showroom décor. Maggie Barrett-Caulfield returns as the SAG Awards’ talent producer for the 12th year. Rosalind Jarrett Sepulveda, executive in charge of publicity, was the 2011 recipient of the ICG Publicists Bob Yeager Award for community service. SAG Awards coordinating producer Jon Brockett began his career at SAG in 1996 at the New York office in production development and later served as interim co-director of SAG Indie. He joined the SAG Awards in 1998. Cynthia Kistler has served as the SAG Awards’ associate producer since 2002 — and previously was the Awards’ production manager, 1999-2001. SAG Awards event supervisor Andrea Wyn Schall, a two-time Special Events Gala award nominee and author of “Budget Bash – Simply Fabulous Events on a Budget,” coordinates the Awards’ event design and logistics. Lucques Catering, under the direction of celebrated restaurateurs Suzanne Goin, a James Beard award-winning chef, and business partner Caroline Styne, will cater the SAG Awards for the fourth year in a row. Punctuating the dinner table design will be the classic Hollywood-inspired floral arrangements by Christopher Matsumoto of C.J. Matsumoto & Sons. While the showroom is being transformed, rising in the Shrine’s east parking lot is the tent housing the post-awards gala hosted by People, the world’s most successful and popular magazine, and the Entertainment Industry Foundation. For more information about the SAG Awards, SAG-AFTRA, TNT and TBS, visit sagawards.org/about, “like” us at facebook.com/sagawardsofficialpage, follow us at twitter.com/sagawards, follow us SAG Awards on Google+ at google.com/+SAGawards, on Instagram by following @sagawards, and on Tumblr at sagawards.tumblr.com. Photos and graphics for the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be available at http://www.sagawards.org/media-pr/photos-and-artwork.
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