Don Mischer Productions and Done+Dusted will co-produce the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, airing LIVE coast-to-coast from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 22 (8:00-11:00 PM ET live/5:00-8:00 PM PT live) on FOX.
"This marks the first Emmy Awards for FOX Entertainment as a new company, and we are taking a fresh direction by bringing together the two best, most inventive and most disruptive production companies to join forces on the show," said Rob Wade, President of Alternative Entertainment and Specials, FOX Entertainment. "Don Mischer Productions and Done+Dusted both brought incredible ideas to the table, and we are lucky enough to have the two teams collaborate on this television event."
Frank Scherma, Television Academy Chairman and CEO, added, "Television is in a period of unprecedented growth and has emerged as the world's premier entertainment choice across a multitude of spectacular platforms. As a consequence, the Emmy telecast has tremendous significance and should reflect the innovation and inventiveness that television embodies. Don Mischer Productions and Done+Dusted are the resources to help fuel that transformation."
"We love producing the Emmys and celebrating the best television of the year," said Don Mischer, Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare of Don Mischer Productions. "We've known Done+Dusted's Hamish Hamilton and Ian Stewart for many years and have admired their work for quite some time. So, when our friends at FOX proposed this unconventional marriage, we also thought what better way for us to have the opportunity to learn and steal all of D+D's masterful production secrets."
"With the total respect felt by all of us at Done+Dusted for all the great people at Don Mischer Productions, this felt like the perfect opportunity to put partisan production aside and work together to see if we can find ways to develop a new-look Emmys on new-look FOX," said Done+Dusted President Ian Stewart. "Not to mention it gives us a chance to learn and steal all of Don and the team's masterful production secrets."
Nominations for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced the morning of Tuesday, July 16.
For more information and updates on the 71st Emmy Awards, go to TelevisionAcademy.com/Emmys and follow @TelevisionAcad on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr and Snapchat.
About Don Mischer Productions
Don Mischer Productions (DMP) is an internationally acclaimed production company for television and live events. Led by Don Mischer, Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare, DMP has consistently produced programs that share the best of the human experience, whether it be the work of our most acclaimed artists or the celebration of our greatest international events. DMP is always at the forefront of their craft, with an eye to innovate and advance the art form.
Some of their marquee productions include the Academy Awards; Super Bowl halftime shows (Prince, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen, among others); We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial; The Emmy Awards; The Billboard Music Awards; and the Opening Ceremonies of both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games. Other productions include Seth Rogen's Hilarity For Charity; Rock The Troops with Dwayne Johnson; and the Breakthrough Prize.
Done+Dusted has devised and produced broadcast content, events and experiences, in every corner of the globe. Based in LA and London, D+D has built a global reputation for producing spectacular experiences on behalf of nations, broadcasters, brands, artists, gamers, leaders and educators.
D+D's credits include the Emmys, the London Olympics and Paralympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the UAE National Day Celebrations, the British Fashion Awards, the BAFTA Television Awards and the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Along the way, they have collaborated with many of the most successful artists on the planet in film, television, music and sport.
On April 1, 2019, D+D turned 21 – if you need them, they have gone to the pub because they are finally old enough to drink.
About the Television Academy
The Television Academy seeks to expand the horizons of television excellence. Through the programs, publications and events of the Academy and its Foundation, it strives to empower storytellers who shape the evolving television space. And it celebrates those who have excelled by recognizing their achievements through accolades and awards, including television's most coveted prize, the Emmy Award. For more information, please visit TelevisionAcademy.com.
About Fox Entertainment
FOX Entertainment, a unit of the newly formed FOX Corporation, is home to some of the highest-rated and most acclaimed series on television, including the season's #1 new show, The Masked Singer, and 9-1-1, Empire, Last Man Standing, The Orville, The Resident, The Passage, Lethal Weapon, Gotham, Star, The Gifted, The Cool Kids, Rel, Proven Innocent, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, Hell's Kitchen, Masterchef, Masterchef Junior, Beat Shazam, So You Think You Can Dance, Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back And Mental Samurai; as well as upcoming series Paradise Hotel, Spin The Wheel and 90210. FOX airs 15 hours of primetime programming a week, as well as major sports events. Through the FOX NOW app, FOX viewers can watch full episodes of their favorite FOX shows on a variety of digital platforms, while enjoying enhanced interactive and social capabilities around those shows. Download the FOX NOW app at www.fox.com/foxnow. To watch primetime programming live on the web, visit www.fox.com/live. "Like" FOX on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FOXTV and follow the network on Twitter @FOXTV. For additional information about FOX, please visit www.fox.com.
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