News Nuggets: The Latin Grammys will stay on Univision for six more years

The Latin Grammys remain with Univision for another six years: “The Latin Recording Academy and Univision announced today a new six-year deal that will keep the biggest night in Latin music, the annual Latin Grammy Awards telecast, on Univision through 2018. Univision has been the home of the Latin Grammys since 2005. This year’s XIII Annual Latin Grammy Awards will take place live on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central) … ‘We are very pleased to continue our longstanding partnership with our friends at Univision,’ said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy.” MARKET WATCH

Jim Whitaker talks about his Emmy-contending 9/11 documentary “Rebirth”: “At some point, Whitaker decided that it would be important to provide not only time-lapse footage showing the site rebounding from the trauma that it had endured, but also ‘human time-lapse’ footage showing how people who had been directly impacted by the attacks had done so, too. He sought out individuals who might be representative, to some extent, of larger groups of people — among them a fireman, a police officer, a survivor, a widow, and someone who was young and lost someone — and who would be willing to speak with him on camera once a year, around the time of the 9/11 anniversary, for as many years as it took for real change to happen at Ground Zero.” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Kristin Chenoweth cast in a recurring role on “The Good Wife“: “Joining the show’s stars Julianna Margulies and Chris Noth, Chenoweth will play a political journalist who’s concern lies with Margulies and Noth’s marriage. According to Variety, the ‘GCB‘ star’s character will debut on the show’s fourth season in September. Chenoweth has both an Emmy and a Tony under her belt, having received an Emmy award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in ‘Pushing Daisies.’ She was also nominated for an Emmy for her guest role on Fox’s ‘Glee.'” THE CELEBRITY CAFE

BAFTA shakes up membership rules: “A memo to BAFTA members dated 22 June, 2012, proposed that as of 1 June 2013, ‘members who have not worked in a significant role directly related to the production of feature films, broadcast television programming or video games during the last five years will only be eligible to renew as associate (non-voting members)’ … The modification is an attempt to cut the number of full members who have not been recently active in the film industry in a significant capacity.” SCREEN DAILY

Nathan Lane likely to return to Broadway in “The Nance”: “Mr. Lane, a two-time Tony Award winner (‘The Producers’) with a golden touch at the box office, said in an interview on Monday that he plans to star on Broadway next spring in a Lincoln Center Theater production of ‘The Nance,’ a new play about early 20th-century burlesque, written by Douglas Carter Beane (‘The Little Dog Laughed’). A spokesman for Lincoln Center Theater confirmed that executives hope to mount ‘The Nance’ at a Broadway house in spring 2013, with the Tony winner Jack O’Brien set to direct. There has also been buzz recently that Mr. Lane would return to Broadway this fall in ‘The Iceman Cometh’ as part of a transfer of the critically praised production at the Goodman Theater in Chicago, where Mr. Lane played the lead role of the salesman Theodore Hickman. But Mr. Lane said ‘Iceman’ is not bound for Broadway at the moment because of a variety of commercial and producing challenges.” NEW YORK TIMES

Do the Emmys unfairly stigmatize procedural dramas? “One question in particular comes to mind: are the Emmy’s unfairly prejudiced against procedural shows? In particular I’m speaking of those considered a ‘Police Procedural’ … Given the number of procedurals, admittedly not all good but a fair few of them certainly are, in comparison with the number of nominations they’ve received at the Emmy’s over the years (or lack of) that’s exactly what it is: a stigma, a pre set rule almost. There’s no other way to explain the complete lack of wins or even nominations when considering just how many great procedurals there is and has been in recent years.” WHAT CULTURE

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