Contact: Gregg Mitchell (323) 782-4574
 
News Release: December 1, 2009
Spike Jones, Jr. Tapped to Executive Produce 2010 Writers Guild Awards’ West Coast Show

LOS ANGELES -- Producer/director Spike Jones, Jr. has been tapped by the Writers Guild of America, West to executive produce its upcoming 2010 Writers Guild Awards’ West Coast show set for Saturday, February 20, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.

A prolific producer/director of entertainment industry awards shows, Jones and his SJ2 Entertainment’s producing credits include the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (E! Entertainment) for the past 15 years, the 2007 and 2006 Independent Spirit Awards Red Carpet pre-show (WE), Spike TV’s Video Game Awards After Bash, the first annual TV Land Awards Red Carpet Arrivals, as well as executive producing and directing the Writers Guild Awards’ West Coast ceremonies in 2004 (televised on Starz-Encore – the first time in Guild history when WGA ceremonies were telecast) and 2003.

Also returning as part of Jones’ creative team for the WGAW’s 2010 Writers Guild Awards L.A.-based show is in-demand talent producer Carole Propp, whose credits include The Tony Awards for the past six years, the Primetime Emmy Awards (three years), the Creative Arts Emmy Awards for the past six years, Saturday Night at the Movies for the past nine years, Soul Train Awards (five years), several previous Writers Guild Awards’ L.A. ceremonies (2009, 2006, and 2005), and currently In the House with Peter Bart and Peter Guber.

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The 2010 Writers Guild Awards will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2010, simultaneously at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City. For more information about the 2010 Writers Guild Awards, please visit www.wga.org or www.wgaeast.org.

For media inquiries about the 2010 Writers Guild Awards Los Angeles show, please contact Gregg Mitchell in the WGAW Communications Department at: (323) 782-4574, email: Gregg Mitchell.

For media press inquiries about the 2010 Writers Guild Awards New York show, please contact Sherry Goldman in the WGAE Public Relations Dept. at (718) 224-4133 or email: : Sherry Goldman.

The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) are labor unions representing writers in motion pictures, television, cable, new media, and broadcast news. The Guilds negotiate and administer contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of their members; conduct programs, seminars, and events on issues of interest to writers; and present writers’ views to various bodies of government. For more information on the Writers Guild of America, East, visit www.wgaeast.org. For more information on the Writers Guild of America, West, visit www.wga.org.