EMMY COVERAGE: One on One on One

Aug 27, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Just off the Emmy print press tent is a smaller space reserved for “one on one” rooms, or places reserved for syndicated entertainment magazines, cable networks and the broadcaster morning shows. Walking throughout the hallway of spaces is not unlike working a convention—each network or show has carved out a small room it calls its own, with the added flair of billowy fabric splitting up the area.

Approximately 10-foot-square areas reserved for each show, specific one on one rooms take on unique personalities, despite the size limitations. Some poor set decorator has been charged with making each room an extension of the home set. Long gone are the days when a red curtain with the show’s logo sufficed for a one on one room. A color palette and overall look has been chosen for each, although there are definite differences between rooms.

Overstuffed couches and potted palms dominate, but this year a few shows have gotten creative. Syndicated entertainment show “Extra” eschewed the living room feel for a mini coffee shop, complete with espresso bar, stools and all the accompanying barista accoutrements, including platefuls of dunkable cookies. NBC’s “Today” had the most domestic space, complete with homey wall hangings, but “Entertainment Tonight” went the most Hollywood, with arty shots of nominees and a café table sporting a faux bottle of Dom Perignon. Either that, or some harried P.A. sucked the bottle dry earlier in the afternoon.

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