Contact: Gregg Mitchell (323) 782-4574
 
News Release: December 14, 2011
 

Spike Jones, Jr. Returns To Executive Produce 2012 Writers Guild Awards’ Hollywood Show

LOS ANGELES -- Executive Producer Spike Jones, Jr. has once again been tapped by the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) to executive produce its 2012 Writers Guild Awards’ West Coast show set for Sunday, February 19, 2012, at the historic Hollywood Palladium.

Having produced and helmed numerous industry awards shows over the past decade, Jones, Jr.’s producing credits, under his SJ2 Entertainment banner, include the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards for the past 17 years, the 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 the Writers Guild Awards’ West Coast ceremonies a total of four times: in 2011, 2010, 2004 (broadcast on Starz-Encore), and 2003.

In-demand talent producer Carole Propp also returns as part of SJ2’s creative team for the 2012 WGA Hollywood show. Her credits include The Tony Awards for the past nine years, the Primetime Emmy Awards (four years), the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards for the past ten years, Saturday Night at the Movies for the past twelve years, numerous Writers Guild Awards’ L.A. ceremonies (2011, 2010, 2009, 2006, and 2005), The International Emmy Awards, and In the House with Peter Bart and Peter Guber. Currently, Propp is working on the 2012 Miami International Film Festival.

Emmy and four-time Writers Guild Award-winning late-night television writer Guy Nicolucci (Late Night with Conan O’Brien) also returns as head writer of the WGAW’s West Coast awards show, having penned the WGAW’s most recent 2011 WGA ceremony this past February. Nicolucci’s other television writing credits include The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, The 58th Primetime Emmy Awards, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen. Nicolucci has also written for Craig Kilborn and Martin Short, as well as contributed to New York Magazine, Spy, and The New York Post.

Also playing an integral role on the Writers Guild Awards’ West Coast show creative team is the WGAW Awards Committee, including Guild members Karen Harris (chair), Mark Alton Brown, Steve Chivers, Patrick Doody, Shelly Goldstein, Laurie Parres, and Scott Saltzburg.

To access/download a press photo of Spike Jones, Jr., please visit the following link:
http://press.wgaw.org/photos/Awards/2012%20Writers%20Guild%20Awards/Talent%20Photos/Spike%20Jones,%20Jr/
Photo credit: Tom Caltabiano

The 2012 Writers Guild Awards will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2012, simultaneously at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles and at B.B. King Blues Club in New York City. For more information about the 2012 Writers Guild Awards, please visit www.wga.org or www.wgaeast.org.

For media inquiries about the 2012 Writers Guild Awards Los Angeles show, please contact Gregg Mitchell in the WGAW Communications Department at: (323) 782-4561, email: Gregg Mitchell, or visit online at: www.wga.org.

For media inquiries about the 2012 Writers Guild Awards New York show, please contact Jay Strell at Sunshine Sachs at (212) 691-2800 or email: Jay Strell; or visit online at: www.wgaeast.org.

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.