Beverly Hills –Television Pioneer and Executive Producer Gary Smith, will join the Masters Interview series presented by The Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors on Wednesday, October 24 @ 7 PM at Beverly Hills Library, Auditorium, 444 N. Rexford Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.
Annually, The Caucus selects one industry legend to participate in a Masters Interview, which focuses on the person’s expertise and how they used great skills or proficiency to accomplish their goals. Chuck Fries, Event Chair, The Caucus, founded the Panel Programs, which includes Master Interview and continues to supervise these panels. This year, Gary Smith, who created many of the most distinguished specials and events in television history, including 7 Emmy Awards telecasts, 6 Tony Awards broadcasts, ABC’s Millennium Global Broadcast, and the Liberty Weekend celebration, featuring President Reagan and French President Mitterrand, has been selected as our master.
The Caucus Co-Chairs Robert Papazian and Tanya Hart are proud to announced that Smith will be interviewed by Herman Rush, Television Pioneer and executive producer.
Tickets for $20 for members and non-members at:
Complimentary parking in the underground garage and Reservations are a must!
About Gary Smith
Gary Smith created many of the most distinguished specials and events in television history, including 7 Emmy Awards telecasts, 6 Tony Awards broadcasts, ABC’s Millennium Global Broadcast, and the Liberty Weekend celebration, featuring President Reagan and French President Mitterrand. He was responsible for the production of the Democratic National Conventions spanning over a decade, the AFI 100 Greatest Movies specials, and AFI Life Achievement Awards for both Barbara Streisand and Tom Hanks. He spearheaded the I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary, the Mary Tyler Moore Show Reunion, the 100 Years Bob Hope and Humor, and productions for Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson and the Queen of England. With his partner, Dwight Hemion, their company Smith Hemion Productions, won an unprecedented 24 Emmy Awards.
About The Caucus For Producers, Writers & Directors
The Caucus is leading the evolution of television by providing a creative forum for
Writers and Directors to explore the issues of the ever-changing landscape of content and exhibition. The Caucus is proud of its rich history and esteemed membership of television innovators. For over 40 years, The Caucus has provided an opportunity for the best and the brightest talent to network and voice the ‘creative conscience’ of the Television Industry. Today, we continue to stand for better and meaningful content across all platforms. As Producers, Writers and Directors we support a working environment that fosters, through our various programs, the best content that we can create for our audiences.
In addition to its professional membership, The Caucus is proud of its non-profit work through The Caucus Foundation. Established in 2000 to help launch the careers of future entertainment professionals in film, television and emerging media; The Foundation provides completion grants to student thesis productions from accredited universities and colleges. To date The Caucus Foundation Grant Program has given over $1.8 million dollars in cash and in-kind awards.
Current members of The Caucus also include: JJ Abrams, Kevin Bright, James Burrows, Suzanne de Passe, Vin Di Bona, Dennis Doty, Chuck Fries, Tom Hanks, Tanya Hart, Chas. Floyd Johnson, Bob Papazian, Norman Powell, Herman Rush and other leading producers, writers and directors. For additional information on The Caucus visit: www.caucus.org