Caucus to fete Herskovitz


Marshall Herskovitz has been tapped by the Caucus for Television Producers, Writers and Directors to receive its Silver Anniversary New Vision Award.

In addition, the caucus on Wednesday announced the nominees for its producer, writer, director and actor-producer awards, which will be handed out Dec. 7 at the annual Caucus Awards black-tie gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Herskovitz, who also is president of the Producers Guild of America, recently launched with Edward Zwick a Web series on MySpace titled "Quarterlife," which "keep(s) with the intent of the New Vision Award," according to awards chair Chuck Fries, who said the series is "on the cutting edge of new-media content production and distribution."

Herskovitz's other credits include the series "thirtysomething," "My So-Called Life" and "Once and Again" and films including "Legends of the Fall," "Traffic," "I Am Sam," "The Last Samurai" and "Blood Diamond."

The nominated producers are the teams of Paul Attanasio & Katie Jacobs and Silvio Horta & Salma Hayek as well as David Chase, Doug Ellin and Jon Stewart. Writer nominees are Bill Blinn, Lionel Chetwynd, Larry Gelbart, David Mamet and Shonda Rhimes.

In the director category, nominees are Bruce Gowers, Walter Hill, Marty Pasetta and Michael Zinberg, while actor-producer nominees are Glenn Close, Hugh Laurie, Kyra Sedgwick and Gary Sinise.

The caucus is celebrating its 25th year of presenting achievement awards to members of the TV industry.