Spike Jones Jr. Announces Creative Arts Emmys Team


The key creative team for the 2014 Creative Arts Emmys was announced Wednesday by producer Spike Jones, Jr., who helms the show held the week before the Primetime Emmys for the 20th year.

Jones said that Chris Donovan will be director, Carole Propp is coordinating producer and Wayne Federman is the writer for the show that takes place Aug. 16 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.

An edited version of the show, which honors everything from crafts to guest stars, will be shown on the FXM cable TV network Aug. 24, the day before the Primetime Emmys. It also will be streamed in its entirety as part of Backstage Live on Emmys.com from noon to 3 p.m. PT on Aug. 25.

Through his company SJ2 Entertainment, Jones has become active in producing award shows and live TV variety shows. He recently produced the 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards as well as the 66th Emmy nominations ceremony.

Donovan, former head of production for Times Mirror Cable, has been in the business for more than 30 years. His credits in variety TV include the Golden Globe Awards, I Want to Be a Hilton, American Teacher Awards and The Family Television Awards. He also has been producer and director of the Independent Spirit Awards for the past decade.

Propp has worked on the Creative Arts show for the past 14 years. She also has been a producer on the Tony Awards and the Writers Guild Awards. Other credits include Saturday Night At the Movies, Soul Train Music Awards and the Dennis Miller Show.

Federman, who is a comic and actor, portrays Dean Weinstock on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. He was the head monologue writer for NBC’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and has written for Politically Incorrect, the Key Art Awards, The Harlem Globetrotters, The Muppets and other shows.

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards are presented annually by the Television Academy. 

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