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August 20, 2019

Production Team Announced for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards

Danette Herman, Al Gurdon, Florian Wieder and Raj Kapoor Join Production Team for Telecast Airing Sunday, September 22, Live On FOX

Danette Herman, Al Gurdon, Florian Wieder and Raj Kapoor have joined the production team for the 71ST PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS, it was announced today by the telecast's executive producers, Don Mischer, Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare at Don Mischer Productions, and Ian Stewart and Guy Carrington at Done+Dusted. Both Herman and Gurdon return this year in their respective roles as talent producer and lighting designer, while Florian Wieder has been brought on to serve as production designer and Raj Kapoor as screens producer. Additionally, Done+Dusted's Hamish Hamilton will direct the telecast, airing live coast-to-coast from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 22 (8:00-11:00 PM ET live/ 5:00-8:00 PM PT live) on FOX.

This marks talent producer Danette Herman's 24th year as talent producer at the Emmy Awards. She also has had long-term relationships with the Kennedy Center Honors, the Academy Awards and the Producers Guild Awards. Her lengthy career covers several presidential inaugural galas and opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics, as well as countless music specials, galas and events.

Al Gurdon is the recipient of four Primetime Emmy Awards for outstanding lighting, as well as more than 20 other internationally recognized nominations and awards. 2018 saw him win both an Emmy and the USA's first Knight of Illumination Award for his work on the network production "Jesus Christ Superstar – Live in Concert." His work, and the work of his company, Incandescent Design, which recently celebrated 20 years in the field, encompasses lighting and design for productions as diverse as studio drama shoots, concert tours and Olympic ceremonies. Incandescent Design carries this approach forward by supplying key creatives and technicians to support that vision, offering comprehensive, reliable and mutually supportive design planning and execution.

Within the last 30 years, Florian Wieder has developed the concepts and visual appearance for more than 500 large-scale shows, music and television productions all over the globe. With his innovative work and being in business for three decades, he has become one of the most sought-after creative producers and production designers in the world.

Creative producer Raj Kapoor joins the Emmys for the fourth time, overseeing screen content and graphic design. Kapoor's recent credits include "The 91st Academy Awards," "The 61st GRAMMY Awards," "Academy of Country Music Awards," "People's Choice Awards," "Stand Up to Cancer" and"The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show." Kapoor has mounted numerous large-scale international tours and shows for Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, One Republic, "American Idol," Jason Aldean, Shania Twain, Mariah Carey, Juanes, Jonas Brothers, Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves and Backstreet Boys.

Hamish Hamilton has an illustrious career as one of the most influential creative luminaries in the world. He has directed and executive-produced countless ceremonies, parades, award shows, concerts and unique special events across the world, from the Super Bowl halftime show to the London Olympic ceremonies. He co-founded Done+Dusted alongside Simon Pizey and Ian Stewart with a simple purpose: To create live and immersive experiences for people to connect with around the globe. He is a global authority on live events and a cultural influencer of the highest caliber; he cultivates a creative ecosystem within every team he joins and every project he takes on. From broad stroke concept development to the specifics of camera angles and storytelling techniques, his skill is unmatched. Hamilton has achieved major acclaim and industry recognition. He has two BAFTA Awards, a Peabody Award, multiple Moonmen and both Grammy and Emmy nominations. His credits span over 30 years and include "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show," "The Academy Awards," "The MTV Video Music Awards," "European Music Awards" and "Stand Up to Cancer."

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