I'm really glad someone else could enjoy that show. The other reality shows I watch are more of a guilty pleasure (*coughcough* COPS *coughcough*), but that one seems to have a drive to educate, and the RL homicide detectives are simply heroes.
"I didn't take this job to get noticed"--the sadly fictional Detective Alex Eames
Post by annabelleleigh on Oct 8, 2008 9:27:55 GMT -5
Paying hommage to the boss. Will VDO appear?
Jeff Goldblum has already confirmed his attendance, as has his new CI partner Julianne Nicholson. dga.org/index2.php3?chg=
Hard to believe that VDO, the actor upon whom CI was built, would be so impolitic as to stay away. Jeff Goldblum attending to represent the series (without VDO or Erbe) feels so wrong, IMO.
Boldface below mine.
AL --------------- Host, Presenters and Honorees for 2008 DGA Honors
Last update: 4:57 p.m. EDT Oct. 7, 2008 NEW YORK, Oct 07, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Directors Guild of America:
WHAT: 2008 Directors Guild of America Honors Event
WHO: Host: Actor and Comedian Richard Belzer (Law & Order) Presenters/Honorees: Sam Waterston (Law & Order) and members of the casts of the three Law & Order series will present to Creator/Producer Dick Wolf (Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: Crimina Intent)..."
WHEN: Thursday, October 16, 2008 6:00pm Red Carpet Arrivals 7:00pm Awards Presentation 8:30pm VIP After-Party at Nobu 57 (invitation only)
WHERE: DGA Theater, 110 West 57th Street, New York City
WHY: DGA Honors celebrates individuals and institutions that have made distinguished contributions to American culture through the world of film and television."
Post by annabelleleigh on Oct 13, 2008 20:26:47 GMT -5
Dick Wolf to be plaqued yet again.
AL -------------------------- U.K. leads International Emmy noms 16 countries nominated in 10 categories
By Liza Foreman The Hollywood Reporter Oct 13, 2008, 02:18 PM ET
"CANNES -- The Union Jack was flying high as nominations for the International Emmy Awards were announced here Monday.
The U.K. led the way with eight of the 40 nominations, followed by Brazil with five, Argentina and Japan with four apiece and China and Denmark with three.
Winners will be announced Nov. 24 in New York...
...Two special awards also will be presented during the ceremony at the Hilton New York Hotel. This year's International Emmy Founders Award will go to uber-producer Dick Wolf ("Law & Order"), while the International Emmy Directorate Award will be presented to Phoenix Satellite Television founder and chairman, Liu Changle."
Dick Wolf A Wolf who shares the spoils By JON WEISMAN Wed., Oct. 15, 2008
Good news in a troubled economy: The man who has been a veritable human resources department for television directors has no plans to close up shop.
"Once you've declared the bar as high enough, it's time to retire -- which I am not ready to do at all," says "Law & Order" creator Dick Wolf, who is being recognized tonight at the DGA Honors in New York City.
Just through his "Law & Order" franchise, which includes spinoffs "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," Wolf has provided more than 750 directing opportunities since the flagship series premiered Sept. 13, 1990, with John Whitesell behind the camera.
"Between the 'Law & Orders,' 'New York Undercover' and half a dozen other series, we've basically employed everyone in New York who has a DGA card," Wolf says. "That's quite an accomplishment."
"Criminal Intent," the youngest of the three series, has completed seven seasons, while "SVU" recently kicked off season 10. The original "L&O," with 18 campaigns under its belt, is two away from catching "Gunsmoke" as the longest-running primetime TV drama in U.S. history.
"(Wolf) has created a lot of work," says DGA president Michael Apted. "The idea of these awards is to represent all aspects of the business, not just directorial excellence in any particular genre." Apted adds that the honor recognizes "a very wide canvas in our business ... (and in this case) acknowledges (Wolf's) importance on the East Coast to the whole industry."
Though the formula for "L&O" is well known, and the series has never won a directing Emmy, its long-term success is testament to the skill of its many directors.
"The series are directors' showcases because they depend on words and how the actors say the words," Wolf says. "The 'Law & Order' brand is not focused on visual pyrotechnics but directorial expertise at eliciting performances from a huge cast of both world-class actors and day players."
Wolf notes that the shows don't offer unbridled freedom, saying that "over the years, we've had to tell some directors politely, 'Please don't change the show.' "
But the "L&O" industry also has been at the forefront of integrating directors' voices into the traditionally writer-dominated TV production hierarchy.
"Directors who are associated with specific shows have an enormous capacity, because of their professionalism and discipline, to impose higher standards on A-level shows," Wolf says. "A perfect example is the string of directors including Ted Kotcheff, who is still at 'SVU,' to Ed Sherin, who was indispensable for many years on 'Law & Order,' to Gus Makris, who started as our d.p. on 'Law & Order' and has directed countless episodes
(50 through the end of last season)."
In addition, Arthur Forney (co-exec producer on all three series), has been a repeat director, while David Platt, an "L&O" boom operator in 1991, has gone on to helm dozens of episodes.
"Life is sort of hard being a director in episodic television," Apted says. "It's not director-friendly. ... But Dick is."
As far as the next mountains to climb, Wolf has his sights set far beyond the stories of two separate yet equally important groups in the criminal justice system. Buoyed by the success of "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," which was nearly six years in the making but won six 2007 Emmys, Wolf has a feature-length docu on the Doors in the works.
He also is in pre-production on NBC pilot "Lost and Found." "Chris Levinson has written a fabulous script," Wolf says, "and this has the potential to be another television perennial." Just what working directors want to hear.
Post by annabelleleigh on Nov 11, 2008 8:38:30 GMT -5
The award to Wolf was announced some weeks ago. Now here's news of who will present it to him.
Roger Bart to host International Emmys Dick Wolf to receive Founders Award
By Mike Flaherty Variety November 11, 2008
"The Intl. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has tapped Roger Bart, currently toplining the legit production of "Young Frankenstein," to host the 36th annual Intl. Emmy Awards on Nov. 24 in Gotham.
"Law & Order" mastermind Dick Wolf will receive the Intl. Emmy Founders Award, to be presented by longtime cast member Sam Waterston and newly hired "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" star Jeff Goldblum."
36th Annual International Emmy® Awards by PhatGuru Monday November 17th, 2008
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today that Oscar Nominee Jeff Goldblum, the newest cast member of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and acclaimed actor Sam Waterston, Law & Order lead for over 15 seasons, will be presenting Dick Wolf with the 2008 International Emmy® Founders Award.
The two stars will join Host Roger Bart, currently starring in Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein on Broadway, and a cast of international celebrity presenters at The 36th International Emmy® Awards Gala, in New York City, on November 24th, 2008.
Dick Wolf Wolf started his television career as a staff writer on Hill Street Blues and was nominated for his first Emmy for an episode on which he was the only writer. He moved from there to Miami Vice where he was a supervising producer. Wolf’s Law & Order is the second-longest-running dramatic show in television history. The show has been nominated for the most consecutive Emmy Awards of any primetime drama series. Wolf serves as creator and executive producer of the three current Law & Order dramas. Wolf’s company also produced Twin Towers, the 2003 Academy Award-winning Short Documentary. Currently Wolf is involved with the production of a theatrical film that will document the rock group The Doors. In 2007, Wolf received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Jeff Goldblum Oscar nominee Jeff Goldblum began his career on the New York stage at the age of seventeen. He appeared in Woody Allen’s Annie Hall (1977) and in The Big Chill (1983), then went on to a breakthrough role in the David Cronenberg remake The Fly (1986). Goldblum was the star of some of the biggest blockbusters of the 1990s: Steven Spielberg’s dinosaur adventure Jurassic Park (1993) and its sequel (1997), as well as Independence Day (1996). Recent roles have included critically acclaimed turns in Igby Goes Down (2002) and Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic (2004).
Sam Waterston Most recently famous for his role as Detective Jack McCoy in the long-running NBC television series Law & Order, Sam Waterston is an Academy Award nominee who got an early break in the TV industry starring with Katherine Hepburn in The Glass Menagerie. Since then, Waterston has appeared in numerous feature films including The Great Gatsby, The Killing Fields and Le Divorce. Waterston is a six-time Emmy Award nominee and 1993 Golden Globe winner for Best Actor in the television series I’ll Fly Away.
Post by annabelleleigh on Nov 25, 2008 7:45:19 GMT -5
From The Hollywood Reporter November 25, 2008
International Emmy Award coverage
"Law & Order" creator Dick Wolf was honored [last night] with the International Emmys Founders Award.
In presenting the award, longtime "L&O" star Sam Waterston described Wolf's accomplishment as having been a virtual writers, actors and directors "full employment act in New York." In his accepting speech, Wolf put the emphasis on the collaborative nature of television citing people including Rene Balcer, Peter Jankowski and Charlie Engel, an NBC Uni executive.
"Doing the show is the most fun you can have with your clothes on," he said."
Dick Wolf (C), creator and executive producer of Law & Order, holds the Founders Award with cast members of the television show during the the 36th International Emmy Awards on November 24, 2008 in New York. From left are: Dann Florek, Sam Waterston, Tamara Tunie, Dick Wolf, Michaela McManus and Linus Roache.
Award in order LONG-running crime franchise law & Order's creator Dick Wolf was recognised at the international Emmy awards held in New York yesterday. Wolf, whose role call of hit shows includes Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, was presented with the international Emmy Founders Award by actor Sam Waterson.