Production team named for 18th Annual SAG Awards


Jeff Margolis, executive producer and director of the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced the team of talented producers and artists who will create this year’s ceremonies.

“We look forward to the SAG Awards as an opportunity for fresh collaboration with an outstanding group of creative colleagues,” said Margolis, whose Jeff Margolis Productions produces the awards telecast in association with Screen Actors Guild Awards LLC. “We take great pride in designing a memorable evening for both the community of actors at the awards ceremony and for our audience at home which has grown consistently year after year.”

Kathy Connell is the Screen Actors Guild Awards’ producer. Connell is also the Screen Actors Guild’s executive producer for national programming and in 2007-2008 produced the Guild’s yearlong award-winning celebration of its 75th Anniversary.

The Awards Committee for the Screen Actors Guild – chair JoBeth Williams, vice-chair Daryl Anderson, committee members Scott Bakula, Shelley Fabares and Paul Napier – advise at all stages leading up to the production.

Supervising producers are Gloria Fujita O’Brien and Mick McCullough. Executive in charge of production Benn Fleishman is a three-time Emmy nominee.

Production designers John Shaffner & Joe Stewart have been honored with 34 Emmy nominations, an Art Directors Guild Award for the 2006 Emmy Awards, plus four Art Directors Guild nominations and five Emmys.

Lighting designer Jeffrey Engel is an Emmy-winner and 22-time Emmy nominee. Composer and conductor Lenny Stack is an Emmy-winner for music arranging.

Paul Fagen will produce the SAG Awards “In Memoriam” homage. Quinn Monahan is producing the SAG Awards annual salute to Guild members.

Art director, Keaton S. Walker is a multiple Emmy and Art Director’s Guild honoree for his work on the Oscars and the Emmys. Keith Greco will design the Award ceremonies’ grand entrance and showroom décor.

Maggie Barrett Caulfield returns as the SAG Awards executive in charge of talent.

The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremonies will be simulcast live coast-to-coast on TNT and TBS from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on Sunday, January 29th at 8:00 pm ET/5:00 pm PT. An encore presentation will air immediately following on TNT.

The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be produced by Jeff Margolis Productions in association with Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC.