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Greg Berlanti Television Showman of the Year


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The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) have announced that Emmy®-nominated writer, director and producer Greg Berlanti will be named Television Showman of the Year at the 56th Annual International Cinematographers Guild Publicists Awards Luncheon on February 22, 2019. Celebrating excellence in publicity and promotion for motion pictures and television programs, the awards ceremony will return to the Beverly Hilton Hotel with more than 900 industry leaders that are expected to attend. The Publicists Awards Luncheon will also honor producer Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) with the Motion Picture Showman of the Year Award and Jamie Lee Curtis with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The ICG Publicists Directory, to be distributed at the luncheon, will be dedicated to Paul Bloch, co-chairman of Rogers & Cowan, who died last year. Awards chair this year is Tim Menke, with Sheryl Main serving as co-chair.

When giving the announcement, ICG National President Steven Poster, ASC, noted, “Greg Berlanti has produced a prodigious amount of quality television in the 21st  century –almost 30 series, over 1,000 episodes, with many more in the pipeline. This year, he set a new record with 15 current live-action scripted series. This is clearly the right time for us to honor Greg and his growing body of work.”

WGA, DGA and Golden Globe nominated writer, director, and producer, Greg Berlanti is the force behind some of the most inventive and acclaimed works in film and television. In response to being named the recipient of this award, Greg Berlanti said: “I’m truly honored to be receiving this recognition from the ICG Publicists. Throughout my career, the folks in the publicity departments at the various studios I’ve worked with have been some of my favorite people to collaborate with and I can say first hand that without a smart, strategic publicity campaign, my shows wouldn’t have enjoyed anywhere near the level of success that they have.

During Upfronts 2018, it was announced that Berlanti’s company would make television history with a total of 14 scripted series on the air at the same time. He currently works as executive producer and co-creator on ArrowThe FlashDC’s Legends of TomorrowSupergirl and You. Additionally, Berlanti serves as executive producer on RiverdaleBlack Lightning, Blindspot, TitansChilling Adventures of Sabrina, All AmericanGod Friended Me, as well as the upcoming The Red LineDoom Patrol, and Stargirl. 

 Past recipients of the prestigious Television Showman of the Year Award include Ryan Murphy, John Landgraf, Ted Sarandos, Shonda Rhimes, Chuck Lorre, Nina Tassler, Fred Silverman, Steven Bochco, Aaron Spelling, Bob Hope, among many others.

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