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  • Casting An Emmy Nominated “Modern Family” – Casting Director Jeff Greenberg

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    As a child, Jeff Greenberg loved watching the Emmy Award shows. He would sit with his nose pressed against the television, eager to see who would walk away with a gold statue in their hand. This year, the “Modern Family” casting director has received his sixth nomination for the show and his 14th Emmy nomination…

     

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  • Norman Lear Panel A Highlight At 2014 Produced By Conference

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    BY: Marjorie Galas, Editor Steve Levitan was happy to allow some off-topic meandering during his Produced By panel. The producer behind “Just Shoot Me” and Emmy-winning series “Modern Family” kicked off the second day of the sixth annual Produced By Conference, presented by the Producers Guild of America, by leading a one on one discussion…

     

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  • The Modern Writers Behind LA’s Modern Family

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    Recently, the hit television show Modern Family won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series for the third consecutive year.  Since it first premiered three years ago, Modern Family has garnered a total of 12 Emmys for categories that include acting, directing and — perhaps most importantly — for writing.  Without a doubt, Modern Family is firing on all cylinders, which…

     

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  • Production Incentives Hurdles And Slashed TV Show Budgets

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    The sophomore slump did not apply to the PGA’s 2nd Annual Produced By Conference.  Over 1,100 film and television professionals gathered on the 20th Century Fox lot to partake in a weekend of educational seminars ranging from exploring online and mobile distribution for exhibiting content to the best ways to utilize the latest technologies including…

     

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