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The View's Executive Producer, Bill Geddie to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Daytime Emmys!

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The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) will present the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards Lifetime Achievement Award to Bill Geddie, executive producer of The View, for his contributions as writer, producer and director in his more than 30-year television career.

This announcement was made today, live on The View”by creator/executive producer/co-host and former NATAS Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Barbara Walters. The award will be presented at the Daytime Emmy Awards gala on June 23, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

“Bill Geddie is an icon in the television industry,” said Malachy Wienges, Chairman, NATAS. “When he and Barbara Walters created ‘The View’ 15 years ago, they introduced a new and innovative daytime television talk show format. We at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences are proud to have Bill receive our 2012 Daytime Lifetime Achievement Award.”  

Bill Geddie, along with Barbara Walters, serves as executive producer of  The View ABC’s critically acclaimed live talk and entertainment program produced by ABC and Ms. Walters’ Barwall Productions.  Mr. Geddie has also partnered with Ms. Walters for the past 25 years as the executive producer of “The Barbara Walters Specials” and “The 10 Most Fascinating People,” which he also co-writes and directs.

Mr. Geddie and Ms. Walters joined creative forces over 15 years ago for The View and have watched their original idea of women of different ages, experiences and backgrounds discussing the most exciting events of the day evolve into one of Daytime’s most popular and talked-about programs.  The View received the 2003 Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Talk Show” and is the recipient of numerous Daytime Emmy Award Nominations, including 12 nominations for Outstanding Talk Show. In 2009 The View hosts Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd were named Outstanding Talk Show Host. It was the first time in the 39-year history of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences that multiple talk show hosts were bestowed this honor.

So how do you feel about Bill Geddie receiving this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award?  Good choice? Or, if you had the opportunity to pick a recipient, who would it be and why?  Let us know!

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Sorry but I’d rather see someone more deserving, like Erika Slezak,

barbara t
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Christina,I agree with you,she has been at the same soap for 40 years and this guy gets it for what?Talk shows and hanging out with barbara walters for 25 years are they serious about this?Im sorry but who ever is in charge of the life time achievement award is a idiot.I never even heard of this dude before shouldnt the person that is getting this award be well known?Not just a guy who does everything behind the scenes,this is a disgrace ,I cant even comment any further .

Sharon
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Sharon

That award should be going to Ms. Agnes Nixon for creating two scripted dramas, All My Children and One Life To Live, that both lasted more than 40 years on air!!!

barbara t
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barbara t

Thats a very good Idea.

Torrey
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Torrey

Agnes Nixon received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 at the 37th Daytime Emmy’s…..no one probably remembers, because that was one of the years that the show was aired on The CW or something like that, and it was in Vegas (when they did such a horrible job producing the Emmy’s).

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So does that mean Barbara and the other women on the View will finally attend a Daytime Emmy ceremony again :/ ?

parikoch
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parikoch

this bill gettie is such an arogant idiot. he makes a drink and two women standing next to him, takes the drink and drinks it himself. where did you gorew up you rude idiot. dont like to watch that program.

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B&B’s Katherine Kelly Lang in Film ‘The Christmas Dance’ Premieres Friday

In another Christmas in July movie that is making its way to on-demand and theatres near you, comes one featuring The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan Forrester) as well as notable soap vet Scott Bailey (Ex-Sandy, Guiding Light), called The Christmas Dance.

According to the film loglines: Traumatized by her past Christmas is not at the top of Sarah’s list this time of year. However, waltzing through life’s unexpected emergencies, she is taught the Christmas dance.  Briana White, Katherine Kelly Lang, Richard Karn, star in the feature.

Lang shared with SOD on the film working on film while continuing her role on B&B as the iconic Brooke, “It’s wonderful because as an actress, you always want to spread your wings and try new parts and new characters. It’s all a learning process, and all about growth, which is great!”

Check out a trailer for the pic below.   The film drops tomorrow on July 23rd.

So, will you be checking out Katherine Kelly Lang in this Christmas-style film? Comment below.

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Korean Dynasty Soapy Drama ‘American Seuol’ Headed to Hulu

Here’s a soapy drama on its way to a streaming service for fans to devour.  Writer Lana Cho has secured a deal with Hulu for her soapy drama, American Seuol, which definitely has a ‘Dynasty’-vibe to it from what we can tell.

According to Deadline, the hour-long drama is about a young Korean-American adoptee who moves to Seoul for a job opportunity and discovers that she is the heir of a dynastic Korean family.

Cho will write and also be one of the executive producers on the project, which will also EP;d by Sebastian Lee and David Kim, who’s other notable shows right now are ABC’s The Good Doctor and Apple’s Pachinko.

After the announcement on Friday, Cho tweeted,I’ve always wanted to write my own K-drama. Now I get to – but with Korean-American lead.”

It would appear that Cho is on a hot streak after she also sold her adaptation of her K-pop rom-com, Somewhere Only We Know to Netflix.

Previously, Lana wrote Hulu’s reboot of Four Weddings and a Funeral as well for the TV series Arrow and Timeless. She is serves as co-executive producer on Amazon I Know What You Did Last Summer.

So intrigued to see how American Seuol will ultimately do as some new soap opera fare? Comment below.

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Eileen Davidson, Judith Chapman and Kim Waltrip Talk Plans & Launch Campaign To Make ‘Dial Emme For Murder’ into a Series

Two-time Daytime Emmy winner, and soap opera favorite Eileen Davidson (Ashley, Y&R and Ex-Kristen/Susan, Days) is bringing one of her soap opera mystery novels to life with a proposed six-part series for the soapy and hilarious mystery, Dial Emme For Murder.

Joining Eileen in the cast will be none other than Judith Chapman (Gloria, Y&R) , Knots Landing favorite, Donna Mills (Ex-Abby), and primetime TV and film actress, Nancy Valen.  More cast members will be announced in the future.

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In Dial Emme for Murder, Davidson plays actress Emmanuelle “Emme” Peterson, a successful soap star who finds herself smack dab in the middle of a  whodunit.

Now, in conjunction with the Palm Springs Women in Film and Television (PSWIFT), and its president and director/producer, Kim Waltrip, Davidson is launching a fundraising campaign to get the series made.

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In an exclusive interview on the Michael Fairman Channel, Eileen, Judith and Kim exclusive reveal key Intel on the project, campaign and working together.  The proposed series has also launched its official website here.

About PSWIFT:  PSWIFT (Palm Springs Women in Film & Television) is a non-profit organization, founded in 2001 dedicated to promoting our members, both men and women in the Entertainment, New Media Creative arts community. In 2020 Palm Springs Women in Film & Television created and launched a Filmmakers’ Lab to teach members how to make a film, by making a film, hands-on.

PSWIFT is currently seeking donations through their non-profit – which are 100% tax-deductible – to fund the Filmmakers’ Lab’s next venture Dial Emme for Murder.  You can find out more on the different perks and packages if you donate to the project here.

Watch the interview with Michael, Eileen, Judith, and Kim below.

Then let us know, if you think Dial Emme for Murder featuring powerhouse actress, Eileen Davidson, Judith Chapman and Donna Mills, will be a must-see for you via the comment section.

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