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THE CAUCUS for Producers, Writers & Directors 34th Awards Dinner to be Hosted by JAMES PICKENS,JR and CHARISSA THOMPSON

pickenscharissaActor James Pickens, , starring role as Dr. Richard Webber on ’s Grey’s Anatony and the Co-Host of ’s Extra & Host of FOX’s NFL Kick Off Show Charissa Thompson are this years’ Co-Hosts for The Cauus For Producers, Writers & Director’s 34thAnnual Caucus Dinner on Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:30 PM held at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049.

Co-chairs Robert Papazian and Tanya Hart, along with Executive Producer Chuck Fries, and Producers Lee Miller and Vin Di Bona, The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors areplanning a memorable awards show this year.

Honorees include, Michael T. Fries, Co-Chair/President/CEO Liberty Global will be presented the Executive of the Year Award, Roy Price; Vice President and Head of Amazon Studios with the New Visions Award, Producer Stephanie Allain; Homegrown Pictures the Chair’s Award, and Executive Producer/Director/Educator Kevin Bright will receive the Caucus and Professor & Founder Fun Little Movies Frank Chindamo will be presented the Caucus Distinguished Service Award.

The Caucus’ new motto is “Leading the Evolution” and that is what they have been doing for over 40 years. They have always been innovators and have helped those that just needed an opportunity to open the doors to their dreams in the entertainment industry.

For the past 34 years the Caucus has hosted the Caucus Dinner Awards. Last year they had the foresight to honor TV executive John Landgraf, President and General Manager of FX Networkwho won big at 2016 68th Emmy Awards with 18 awards powered by the hot limited series “The People v. O.J. Simpson”.

Each year The Caucus honors outstanding creative television and new media talent at their Annual Awards Dinner. Awards are presented to outstanding individuals and three winners of the Caucus Honors from the list of nominees. The Caucus Foundation’s student Gold Circle Award is presented to two grant recipients for their 2015/16 student films. In promoting the upcoming generation of television and new media , The Caucus will also present the Television and New Media Award to a university’s creative team for an exceptional project.

A significant portion of the proceeds from the dinner will benefit The Caucus Foundation, which has provided grants and awards of $1.5 million to 154 worthy students to complete their film, television or new media projects.

The 2016 Caucus Honors Award Nominees are as follows:

Producers
Kenya Barris
Sam Esmail
Vince Gilligan
Nahnatchka Khan, Jake Kasdan & Melvin Mar
Marta Kauffman & Howard J. Morris
Jill Soloway
Writers
David Benioff & D.B. Weiss
Alec Berg
Vince Gilligan
Derek Haas & Michael Brant
Noah Hawley
Robert & Michelle King
Directors
Susanne Bier
Alan Carter
Thomas Carter
Michael Cuesta
David Hollander
James Widdoes

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