WHITE CHERRY ENTERTAINMENT TO PRODUCE "THE 35TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY� AWARDS" IN HOLLYWOOD, FRIDAY, JUNE 20 ON ABC
"The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy� Awards" will be produced by White Cherry Entertainment for the ABC Television Network LIVE, FRIDAY, JUNE 20 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET; West Coast tape delayed), from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre, it was announced jointly by Brian Frons, president, Daytime, Disney-ABC Television Group and Peter Price, president, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
In making the announcement, Mr. Frons said: "After hiring them initially in 2003 and delivering a memorable show in 2006, we are thrilled White Cherry Entertainment will be back to produce this year's broadcast ceremony. I am confident Ricky Kirshner, Glenn Weiss and their highly creative production team will craft a show that is not only entertaining and fun, but a must-watch one that will captivate the audience."
Emmy Award-winning executive producers and White Cherry principals Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss continued: "We are happy to again partner with the creative people at ABC and NATAS to produce a broadcast that celebrates the remarkable achievements in daytime television." Mr. Kirshner and Mr. Weiss have also produced the pre and half-time shows for Super Bowls XL and XLI, as well as the Tony Awards, for which they have won many primetime Emmy Awards.
As previously announced, TV legend and talk show host Regis Philbin ("Live with Regis & Kelly") will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award during the broadcast ceremony. Past recipients include Barbara Walters, James Lipton, Caroll Spinney and Merv Griffin. In addition, the nominations for "The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" will be announced live on ABC's "The View" Wednesday, April 30 (11:00 a.m. to noon, ET).
More news on the show, presenters, performers and other guest stars will be announced at a later date.
About ABC Daytime
Annually producing over 1000 hours of original programming, ABC Daytime consists of "The View," "All My Children," "One Life to Live" and "General Hospital," and consistently ranks as one of the top lineups among the key demographic of Women 18-49. "General Hospital" holds the record of nine Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Drama.
About the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, Technology & Engineering, and Business & Financial Reporting. Excellence in Primetime programming and international programming is recognized by its affiliate, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Regional Emmys are given in 19 regions across the United States. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs, including National Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public. For more information please visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv.
The Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the 2007 calendar year. "The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.