Contact: Gregg Mitchell (323) 782-4574
 
News Release: December 13, 2010
 
Spike Jones, Jr. Returns to Executive Produce 2011 Writers Guild Awards’ Los Angeles Show

LOS ANGELES -- Executive Producer Spike Jones, Jr. has been tapped once again by the Writers Guild of America, West to executive produce its 2011 Writers Guild Awards’ Los Angeles show set for Saturday, February 5, 2011, at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel-Grand Ballroom. Jones, Jr. recently executive produced the WGAW’s 2010 awards ceremony this past February, as well as this year’s Primetime Creative Arts Emmys telecast.

Having produced and directed many high-profile industry awards shows over the past decade, Jones and his SJ2 Entertainment’s producing credits include the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards for the past 16 years, 2007 and 2006 Independent Spirit Awards Red Carpet pre-shows, Spike TV’s Video Game Awards After Bash, TV Land Awards Red Carpet Arrivals, as well as executive producing and directing the Writers Guild Awards’ West Coast ceremonies in 2010, 2004 (broadcast on Starz-Encore), and 2003.

Talent producer Carole Propp also returns as part of SJ2’s creative team for the 2011 L.A.-based WGA show. Her credits include The Tony Awards for the past eight years, the Primetime Emmy Awards (three years), the Creative Arts Emmy Awards for the past eight years, Saturday Night at the Movies for the past eleven years, Soul Train Awards (five years), numerous Writers Guild Awards’ L.A. ceremonies (2010, 2009, 2006, and 2005), The International Emmy Awards, and this past season of In the House with Peter Bart and Peter Guber on Encore.

In addition, Emmy-winning and four-time Writers Guild Award-winning late-night television writer Guy Nicolucci (Late Night with Conan O’Brien) will serve as head writer of the WGAW’s West Coast WGA show. His other television writing credits include The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, The 58th Primetime Emmy Awards, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Nicolucci has also written for such talents as Craig Kilborn and Martin Short, as well as contributed to New York Magazine, Spy, and The New York Post, among other publications.

To access/download a press photo of Spike Jones, Jr., please visit the following link:
http://press.wgaw.org/photos/Awards/2011%20Writers%20Guild%20Awards/Talent%20Photos/ Photo credit: Tom Caltabiano

The 2011 Writers Guild Awards will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2011, simultaneously at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel-Grand Ballroom in Los Angeles and the AXA Equitable Center in New York City. For more information about the 2011 Writers Guild Awards, please visit www.wga.org or www.wgaeast.org.

For media inquiries about the 2011 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 2011 Writers Guild Awards New York show, please contact Sherry Goldman in the WGAE Press Office 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.