LOS ANGELES, May 27, 2009 As the television industry gears up for the 61st Primetime Emmy® Awards race, The Envelope (http://theenvelope.com) kicks-off its in-depth online coverage of the 2008/2009 TV seasons' hottest stars, shows and behind-the-scenes action and unveils the first of eight special print editions beginning Wednesday, May 27. The Los Angeles Times entertainment awards insider will also launch its second annual Primetime Emmy® Screening Series (http://theenvelope.com/screeningseries) on June 1, showcasing some of the most talked about network and cable series for an exclusive audience of Television Academy.
"The Envelopes' position as the leading source of up-to-the-minute entertainment awards news and information gives the industry unparalleled access to everything happening on Hollywood's biggest, most celebrated nights," said Lynne Segall, The Times Vice President, Entertainment Advertising. "In addition, our advertisers have unique, multimedia vehicles by which to reach a distinctive audience of influential film, television and music insiders and consumers."
Sponsored by V Australia, the Primetime Emmy® Screening Series will be held at Hollywood's
Mann Chinese 6 Theatre, with complete episodes and/or clip packages being shown and followed by
up-close-and-personal Q&A discussions with each show's creators and stars moderated by
The Times entertainment writers and editors (full program available at http://theenvelope.com/screeningseries). The series will run as follows:
- June 1st 7:30pm - Sons of Anarchy & The Shield
- June 2nd 7:30pm - Californication
- June 3rd 7:30pm - Rescue Me
- June 4th 7:30pm - Battlestar Galactica
- June 9th 7:30pm - In Plain Sight
- June 10th 7:30pm - The Cleaner
The Battlestar Galactica panel will be available for streaming in its entirety on TheEnvelope.com and clips from each of the panels will also join the site's comprehensive news, photo galleries, discussion forums, "Buzzmeter" (http://theenvelope.com/buzzmeter) of who's hot and who's not and Tom O'Neil's authoritative and addictive Gold Derby blog (http://theenvelope.com/goldderby). The print series leading up to the September 20th award telecast will feature exclusive interviews and expert industry and state-of-the-race award season analysis, including:
- Wednesday, May 27th - Emmy® Preview
- Monday, June 1st - Comedy
- Wednesday, June 3rd - Drama
- Monday, June 8th - Actors Drama
- Wednesday, June 10th - Actors Comedy
- Monday June 15th - Reality Programs
- Monday August 3rd - Emmy® Nominations: Series, Mini-Series, Made for TV Movie
- Wednesday August 5th - Emmy® Nominations: Actors Wrap-Up
Since it began in Fall 2007, The Envelope Screening Series has hosted some of the biggest names in film and television, with screenings of select award contenders leading up to the Emmy® Awards in the summer and Award Season during the fall and winter. To RSVP call 213.237.3019, or visit http://www.TheEnvelope.com/screeningseries.
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