NATAS and Pop Announce Location of 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards!

Photo Courtesy of NATAS

Photo Courtesy of NATAS

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and the Pop Network (formerly the TV Guide Network, viewed in more than 80 million homes across America) announced on March 2nd that the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be nationally broadcast live on Sunday April 26th at 8 pm ET/5:00 pm PT exclusively on Pop.  NATAS further announced that the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards gala will be held on Friday, April 24th at the Universal Hilton in Los Angeles.

The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony will be executive produced by the highly acclaimed Michael Levitt along with Gary Tellalian and Mike Rothman and broadcast from the renowned and immortal Warner Brothers Studios lot on Stage 16; the site of innumerable classic films including Casablanca, Jurassic Park and Ghostbusters to name a few.

According to NATAS President Bob Mauro, “Our new partnership with the Pop network is an ideal platform to present our signature gala. With the Warner Brothers Studios as our venue, where so many great films and television shows have been made, coupled together with Michael Levitt, our executive producer, who created the ‘TV Land Awards’, and has produced numerous live event specials including ‘The Producers Guild Awards,’ ‘The Billboard Music Awards,’ and ‘E! Live from the Red Carpet’ shows for the Golden Globes and Oscars, this promises to be a very special telecast of the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.”

NATAS President Bob Mauro; Photo Courtesy of BHBPR

NATAS President Bob Mauro; Photo Courtesy of BHBPR

“As a network that celebrates talent, we are thrilled to bring the Daytime Emmy Awards back to television for the fans,” declared President of Pop Brad Schwartz. “Daytime audiences are some of the most amazing and passionate in all of television and we are proud to honor the greatest works and achievements of daytime. Adding premium live events to our schedule is just another exciting way we are building Pop.  We’re going to have a lot of fun with this.”

“As a fan of daytime television, I couldn’t be more honored to be producing this landmark special. The daytime community consistently generates quality programming and has so much to be proud of.  I’m thrilled to be able to produce this ceremony that will celebrate the best of daytime in a memorable, fun and reverential way,” Levitt continued.

Joining in the excitement, Daytime Senior Vice President David Michaels asserted, “We are very thrilled about presenting our two premier shows in this new and exciting way. And adding the luxurious Universal Hilton as the setting for our Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards guarantees a very special celebration!”

The Daytime Emmy Awards honor excellence in achievement in all facets of daytime television production and are granted to employees and programs broadcast during the 2014 calendar year. The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards gala commemorates the arts and skills involved behind the scenes of any and all Daytime productions involved.

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