February 4, 2006 |
IT'S only a few days before Super Bowl Sunday, and the guy directing and producing the pregame and halftime shows would like to know, please, which songs the Rolling Stones will perform. But the Stones aren't ready to decide yet.
June 27, 1989 |
After three years of producing the Tony Awards telecast, Don Mischer (executive producer) and David Goldberg (producer) have resigned. Goldberg said the resignation was a "difficult decision," and Mischer said producing the Tonys has "been an honor . . . but other projects that have been in development have become a reality," including a new half-hour comedy series for CBS titled "Normal Life." The Tony telecasts have had only two producers since they began in 1967. Alexander Cohen produced the broadcast for 20 years, before being succeeded by Mischer.
June 12, 2003
Emmys: Veteran producer Don Mischer was named Wednesday to oversee this year's prime-time Emmy Awards telecast, which will air Sept. 21 on Fox. * Auction: A painting by Paul Gauguin, unseen in public for over half a century, will be the star lot at an auction of Impressionist and Modern art in London later this month. "L'Apparition," a brooding study of a local magician and a nude, has been in private hands since it was last sold in 1944 in New York.
November 5, 2012 |
Writer, producer and director J.J. Abrams ("Felicity," "Lost," "Alias") will receive the 2012 Norman Lear Achievement in Television Award at the annual Producers Guild of America Awards on Jan. 26 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. "J.J. Abrams has produced some of the most iconic and highest-rated television shows of the past decade and longer-series that have changed the landscape of television," said PGA Awards chair Michael DeLuca in a statement Monday. Abrams, who has directed such films as "Star Trek," "Super 8" and the upcoming sequel to "Star Trek," is currently executive producer of CBS' "Person of Interest," Fox's "Fringe" and the new NBC series "Revolution.
August 14, 2002 |
New York City has retained Don Mischer, who produced the opening and closing ceremonies for this year's Winter Olympics as well as the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta, as a consultant for its Sept. 11 commemoration. Mischer and his team will help coordinate the all-day memorial, which begins with a bagpipe procession from each of the five boroughs to the World Trade Center site, followed by a ceremony at ground zero that will include reading the names of 2,823 people killed in the attack.
September 9, 1985 |
The Public Broadcasting Service, usually out-promoted and always outspent by its commercial competitors, nevertheless got its moment to shine in the first phase of the 37th annual Emmy Awards honoring outstanding nighttime TV programs. In the first round of awards handed out Saturday night, the noncommercial network captured three of the four best program Emmys and 10 others, covering writing, directing, performing and choreography.