Jan 12, 2004  •  Post A Comment

“Saturday Night Live” executive producer Lorne Michaels will receive the David Susskind Achievement Award in Television during the 15th Annual Producers Guild Awards Saturday evening in Los Angeles. Warren Beatty, James Cameron and Dino De Laurentiis will also be honored, along with nominees for awards in long-form TV, episodic TV, reality/game/informational series and motion pictures.
Sundance Stars
Stars in snow gear will be filling entertainment news shows for two weeks beginning Thursday as the annual Sundance Film Festival kicks off in Utah. Considered the foremost showcase for American independent films, this year’s event includes a series of digital forums and workshops offering hands-on experience with the latest technology from digital cinema to broadband. For those who can’t make it, there is also a Sundance Online Film Festival Web site at www.sundance onlinefilmfestival.org.
Trumped Up on CNBC
After a hot start for its new reality series “The Apprentice,” featuring mogul Donald Trump and a group of would-be execs, NBC plans to give the show a second airing on sister cable network CNBC beginning Jan. 22. It may be a rerun, but CNBC will also ask sponsors for big advertising dollars, according to sources. The cable network is asking for $100,000 from a single sponsor, who will get four 30-second commercials spots in each of the show’s 15 episodes and other perks. And after the NBC airing on Wednesdays, the most recently fired employee will be a guest on CNBC’s “Power Lunch” on Thursdays.