HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the success of his two year feature film Made In Hollywood Awards program in which both winners, "The Artist" and "Argo," went on the win the Best Film Oscar, Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge, together with iconic film and TV star Angie Dickinson, on August 15 presented fifteen Emmy-nominated productions with the first Made In Hollywood Television Awards in ceremonies at 1600 Vine's Heart of Hollywood Terrace on the site of the historic Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant. The event was co-sponsored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Klein Financial and Icelandic Glacial.
Covering all nine categories in which the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awards productions, the first of these awards to Emmy-nominated shows made in the Southern California area generically called Hollywood were conferred upon:
Outstanding Drama Series: Mad Men (AMC, Lionsgate Television,) Outstanding Comedy Series: The Big Bang Theory (CBS -- Chuck Lorre Productions with Warner Bros Television,) Modern Family (ABC -- Picador Prodns & Steve Levitan Prodns with 20th Century Fox Television) Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie: American Horror Story: Asylum (FX Networks -- 20th Century Fox Television,) Behind The Candelabra (HBO -- Jerry Weintraub Productions in association with HBO Films) Outstanding Reality-Competition Program Dancing With The Stars (ABC -- BBC Worldwide Productions,) So You Think You Can Dance (FOX -- Dick Clark Productions, Inc. & 19 Entertainment,) The Voice (NBC -- One Three, Inc., Talpa Media USA, Inc. in association with Warner Horizon Television) Outstanding Variety Series: Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC -- ABC Studios in association with Jackhole Industries,) Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO -- Bill Maher Productions and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment) Outstanding Variety Special: Mel Brooks Strikes Back! With Mel Brooks And Alan Yentob (HBO -- Brooksfilms in association with HBO Entertainment,) Outstanding Children's Program: Good Luck Charlie (Disney Channel -- It's A Laugh Productions,) iCarly ( Nickelodeon, Nickelodeon Productions) Outstanding Reality Program: Shark Tank (ABC -- Sony Pictures Television) Outstanding Informational Series Or Special: Stand Up To Cancer (Tenth Planet)
"These awards," LaBonge noted, "honor the producers, studios and artists who elected to make their excellent product here in the entertainment capital of the world where it all began and where it has always been and still is done best. I asked Angie Dickinson to join me for this occasion because, in addition to her beauty and talents, she exemplifies the determination to bring production back to its home. At her insistence, all episodes of her long-running 'Police Woman' series were made locally rather than a previously determined out-of-state location.
"We are delighted to have 1600 Vine's Heart of Hollywood Terrace, which looks out over this great town, as the permanent site of these awards. It reflects the fact that the heart of Hollywood is measured by the efforts of the fine filmmakers and executives to whom we pay tribute today to keep our unparalleled facilities and reservoir of talent busy."
Other speakers at the event included Penelope Ann Miller, star of the first recipient of the Made In Hollywood Award, "The Artist." She noted "the interest of actors take in supporting the resurgence of production in Hollywood and the full employment of their co-workers in other crafts."
Also speaking were Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Leron Gubler, and Klein Financial's Robert Klein who promised that his company Los Angeles properties would be dedicated to supporting the flourishing of the area's chief pride, serving great entertainment to the world. Former Publicists Guild President Henri Bollinger spoke of Hollywood workforce support the new awards and their objective of bringing jobs back.
The newly elected L.A. Councilman Mitch O'Farrell, whose district includes parts of the Hollywood area, attended and said, "The awards this year are an important step in recognizing one of the most critical aspects of filming in Hollywood -- and that's television. Hollywood was once the domain of television production, and now has seen a dramatic decrease. The awards today bring attention to that loss, and the ever growing need to return Hollywood to the top of the TV production charts and a rebirth of the Golden Age of Hollywood."
Top industry executives who accepted the first Made In Hollywood Television Awards included
Mel Brooks Strikes Back Show Producer Steve Haberman Mel Brooks Strikes Back Show Producer Rudy De Lucca Dancing With The Stars Production Executive Stacey Thomas Modern Family Executive producer/ writer Jeff Richman Modern Family Executive producer/ writer Elaine Ko Good Luck Charlie Executive Producer Drew Vaupen HBO Vice President, West Coast Ginny Nugent Production Big Bang Theory Science advisor David Saltzberg, MD Shark Tank Producer Max Swedlow Jimmy Kimmel Live Executive Producer Doug DelucaSOURCE Klein-Financial Group
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