News Nuggets: Creative team assembled for 2012 Emmy telecast

Emmy announces the creative team for its 2012 telecast: “Producer Don Mischer is bringing back a veteran production team for the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards including Charlie Haykel as co-executive producer, Juliane Hare as producer and Danette Herman as co-producer. Glenn Weiss will return to direct the telecast, and Steve Bass will serve as production designer. ‘Each of these individuals brings the highest level of creativity and experience,’ says Mischer, who made the announcement on Tuesday.” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert extend their contracts with Comedy Central: “Comedy Central released a statement that Stewart will remain the executive producer, writer and host of ‘The Daily Show‘ through the middle of 2015. Colbert’s extension will keep him and ‘The Colbert Report‘ on the network through the end of 2014 … Both ‘The Daily Show’ and ‘The Colbert Report’ received multiple Emmy nominations this year and ‘The Daily Show’ delivers more Adults 18-49 (1.4 million) than any late night talk show in all of television, according to the most recent Nielsen data.” HUFFINGTON POST

Geek Dad highlights a standout Emmy nominee for Best Voice-Over Performance: “… in almost 20 years, 14 winners [of Best Voice-Over Performance] have been for ‘Simpsons’ episodes. I’m not begrudging them their fine work, just putting things in context … But one newcomer stands out for us at GeekDad: Dan Povenmire, co-creator of ‘Phineas and Ferb,’ and the voice of Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz, our favorite bumbling mad scientist and caring single dad. We geeks love the voiceover artists for bringing life to the animated characters we so love, and we’re really proud that Dan is up for his awesome work on ‘P&F.'” WIRED

Hollywood Foreign Press Association appeals Golden Globes court ruling: “The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has scored a procedural victory in its on going legal battle with Dick Clark Productions over the TV rights to the Golden Globe Awards. A federal judge has agreed to a motion by the HFPA which will allow the press group to file an appeal to their loss at trial with the appeals court prior to the second phase of the trial. As part of the decision by federal Judge Howard Matz, the second phase of the trial will now be put off at least until the appeals court rules on this motion.” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Fringe” producer laments Emmy snub of John Noble: “Despite not being on the ‘Fringe’ panel at today’s Television Critics Association Press Tour, ‘Fringe’s’ John Noble got a lot of love from his cast mates and executive producer J.H. Wyman — specifically in light of his Emmy snub. ‘We feel probably like a lot of you guys,’ Wyman told a room of reporters. ‘I can’t comprehend it’ … ‘If it’s an issue because this is a science fiction show, I really don’t know. I’m trying to believe the cream will always rise to the top. I have to believe that,’ Wyman added.” EW.COM

Life of Pi” trailer lands amidst early Oscar buzz: “Ang Lee, the director who gave us ‘Brokeback Mountain’ and ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,’ has for years been talking about his ‘unfilmable film’ adaptation of the 2001 novel ‘Life of Pi.’ Then in April at CinemaCon, a global convention of cinema owners and operators in Las Vegas, Twentieth Century Fox unveiled the first footage of the film. Their presentation received full marks for content – and hype – but was possibly a failure in terms of expectation management … Now you can judge – or at least guess – based on the trailer, whether the supremely early Oscar buzz was justified. And will it hurt or help ‘Life of Pi’ at the box office?” BRISBANE TIMES

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