Release: FXX Announced as Telecast Partner for the 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
Spike Jones, Jr. Returns To Produce The Show
NoHo Arts District, CA, August 1, 2013 – The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today that it has signed a three-year deal with the new FXX Network to broadcast the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards which will once again be produced by Spike Jones, Jr. The announcement was made by Alan Perris, now serving as Consultant to the Television Academy’s Chairman, Bruce Rosenblum. The 2013 awards will be taped on Sunday, September 15th to air on Saturday, September 21st at 9:00 PM ET/PT with an encore airing at 12:00 AM ET/PT. This will be the 19th year that Jones, Jr. has produced the awards, which finds its home for the first time on the brand new FXX Network.
"The Creative Arts Awards and Spike Jones, Jr. have become somewhat synonymous and we couldn’t be happier to have him back as the producer of this year’s awards,” said Perris. “We also are very excited to be working with the new FXX Network to carry this year’s awards as we celebrate the excellent work of the many different artists and professionals working in television.”
“We are very proud that FXX will be broadcasting the Creative Arts Emmy Awards this year,” said Chuck Saftler, President, Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks. “It’s not often enough in our business that the spotlight shines on the creative community working on camera and behind-the-scenes of our best and brightest television shows. It’s a privilege to be part of their Emmy ceremony.”
“There have been a lot of changes in TV over the 19 years that I’ve been privileged to produce these awards,” said producer Spike Jones, Jr. “We've gone from Living Single to Walking Dead.”
Jones, Jr. will work alongside the Creative Arts Emmy Awards Show Committee members including the committee’s Chair, Eileen Horta and Vice Chair Mark Watters.
Through his company SJ2 Entertainment, Spike Jones, Jr. has established himself as a leading player in the areas of awards shows and live TV variety shows. He has taken the Creative Arts ceremony from a dinner dance to a major annual event. He recently entered into the arena of reality TV by co-creating and executive producing Camping with the In-Laws, a reality show pilot for Lifetime Network. Jones, Jr. has a long list of credits with the major networks and has also produced and directed projects for HBO, Oxygen, Showtime, A&E Networks, MTV, VH1, NBC, Spike TV, Nickelodeon and ABC.
FXX is the new basic cable entertainment network launching on September 2nd, 2013. Geared toward a young adult audience, the schedule will feature original series, movies, and acquired series. The channel will be anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Legit,the critically acclaimed latenight strip, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and the new animated series Chozen. At launch, FXX will be carried in more than 72 million homes. FXX and its sister channels FX and FXM comprise FX Networks, a business unit of Fox Networks Group.
About The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, founded in 1946, is a non-profit organization known for recognizing television excellence through its Primetime Emmy® Awards and the Primetime Creative Arts Awards. In addition, the Television Academy annually awards the Television Hall of Fame, the Television Academy Honors (recognizing television’s power to create positive social change), the Emmy Engineering Awards, and the Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards. Its charitable Foundation operates the Archive of American Television (emmylegends.org), College Television Awards, acclaimed student internships, faculty seminars and other educational outreach programs. The Academy provides thought-leadership with the award-winning emmy magazine, its many industry-related programs and services, and year-round events. For more information, please visit www.emmys.com, follow us on Twitter @primetimeemmys and like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/PrimetimeEmmys.* * *
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