Creative Team in Place for West Coast Ceremony
LOS ANGELES -- The Writers Guild of America West has tapped Emmy-winning writer-producer Hugh Fink to executive produce the 2015 Writers Guild Awards West Coast ceremony to be held on Saturday, February 14, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
During his tenure as a writer for Saturday Night Live, comedian Fink established himself as one of the leading voices in late night television, earning a reputation for his fearless lampooning of Hollywood. For his work on SNL, he shared a Primetime Emmy Award in 2002 (Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program), as well as a 2001 Emmy nomination. In addition, Fink received three WGA nominations as part of the SNL writing staff in 2003, 2002, and 2001 (Comedy/Variety [Including Talk] Series).
"I'm truly excited to be part of this special evening that embraces all the great things writers are known for amazing screenplays, groundbreaking television scripts, and who knows? Maybe in the middle of the show we'll go on strike."
A WGAW member since 1995, Fink also created and executive produced Comedy Central's The Showbiz Show with David Spade, as well as NickMom's Parental Discretion. His additional television writing-producing credits include The Drew Carey Show, Last Comic Standing, and The ESPY Awards. As a comedian, Fink has made multiple appearances on Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
The production and creative team Fink has assembled for the WGAW's 2015 WGA show includes Producers Tara Power and Joselyn Allen, who head up Decoupage Productions, a full service production company based in New York and Los Angeles. Decoupage's long-form credits include broadcast and digital series such as NickMom Night Out, Strictly Ballet, Little Women, Big Cars, and Playdate. Decoupage's short-form division also creates commercial and promo work for major brands and networks, including Mattel, Hasbro, Samsung, Nickelodeon, and Conde Nast.
2015 WGA L.A. show Co-Producer Kelly Brock's numerous awards show producing credits include the Critics' Choice Movie Awards, Critics' Choice Television Awards, Teen Choice Awards, American Comedy Awards, Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, A Home for the Holidays, and American Cinemateque Tributes to Robert Downey, Jr., Matt Damon, and Julia Roberts.
The WGAW's 2015 WGA show Head Writer is Joe O'Brien, whose writing credits include The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson and The Showbiz Show with David Spade.
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The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation categories. The awards will be presented jointly at simultaneous ceremonies on Saturday, February 14, 2015, in Los Angeles at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza and in New York City at the Edison Ballroom.
For more information about the 2015 Writers Guild Awards, please visit www.wga.org or www.wgaeast.org.
For media inquiries about the 2013 Writers Guild Awards Los Angeles show, please contact Gregg Mitchell in the WGAW Communications Department at: (323) 782-4651 or email: Gregg Mitchell.
For media inquiries about the 2015 Writers Guild Awards New York City show, please contact Jason Gordon in the WGAE Communications Department at (212) 767-7809 or email: Jason Gordon.
The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) is a labor union representing writers of motion pictures, television, radio, and Internet programming, including news and documentaries. Founded in 1933, the Guild negotiates and administers contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of its members. It is involved in a wide range of programs that advance the interests of writers, and is active in public policy and legislative matters on the local, national, and international levels. For more information on the WGAW, please visit: www.wga.org.
The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) are labor unions representing writers in motion pictures, television, cable, digital 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 West, visit www.wga.org. For more information on the Writers Guild of America, East, visit www.wgaeast.org.