Award to be Presented at International Cinematographers Guild's
Publicists Awards Luncheon, March 2
Dan Fogelman, creator and executive producer of the NBC drama This Is Us, one of the most lauded television shows of the past two years,will be named Television Showman of the Year at the 55th Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards honoring excellence in publicity and promotion for motion pictures and television programs, to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, March 2.
In making the announcement, ICG National President, Steven Poster, ASC, noted, "Even with the multitude of television programming currently available, This Is Us is the show that veryone wants to talk about the next day. That is due in great part to the creative genius of Dan Fogelman."
This Is Uswas nominated for 10 Emmys as well as a Golden Globe for Best Drama for its first two seasons. The series also recently won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
Fogelman also co-created and executive produced Fox's drama Pitch. His ABC period musical comedy series Galavant featured the music of award-winning composer Alan Menken. Fogelman also created and executive produced the ABC comedy The Neighbors, starring Jami Gertz, and Like Familyfor the WB.
Fogelman's upcoming film Life Itself, which he directed, starring Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Annette Bening and Antonio Banderas, will be released theatrically by Amazon in Fall 2018. His directorial debut, Danny Collins, starred Al Pacino, who was nominated for a Golden Globe.
Fogelman's first feature film was the Pixar film Cars. He Also Wwote the animation screenplays for the Disney features Bolt and Tangled. His live-action films include Las Vegas, starring Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline; Crazy Stupid Love, starring Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling; and the semi-autobiographical The Guilt Trip, starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen
Fogelman was the recipient of the 2016 Humanitas Prize for the This is Us pilot script. Hebegan his career in Hollywood working on The Howie Mandel Show, the Man Show and TV Guide Channel, where he wrote the 60-second celebrity bios.
As previously announced, the Publicists Awards Luncheon will also honor actor, director Andy Serkis with the Motion Picture Showmanship Award, Betty White, with a Lifetime Achievement Award and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association(HFPA), celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Golden
Globes. The ICG Publicists Directory, to be distributed at the luncheon, will be dedicated to the late journalist Liz Smith.
Henri Bollinger and Tim Menke return as chairs for this year's ICG Publicists Awards, which traditionally occur the week leading up to the Academy Awards®. Final online balloting will close on Feb. 9, and winners will be announced at the lunch ceremony on Friday, March 2, 2018. Further inquiries regarding the ICG Publicists Awards may be directed to MaryAnne MacDougall, ICG Events Manager, at 323.969.2728MMacDougall@icg600.com
For tickets, contact Joanna Mousseau, ICG Events Coordinator, at 323.969.2741