The inaugural Made in Hollywood Television Awards will be presented today in Hollywood, honoring Emmy-nominated programming made in the Greater Los Angeles area.
Programming nominated for the outstanding comedy series, drama series, miniseries or movie, variety, variety special, children's program, informational series or special, reality program and reality-competition program Emmy awards are eligible for the awards.
Top television programming produced in the Los Angeles area includes AMC's four-time Emmy-winning outstanding drama series "Mad Men" and ABC's three-time Emmy-winning outstanding comedy series "Modern Family."
The awards will be presented by Councilman Tom LaBonge and actress Angie Dickinson at the 1600 Vine Heart of Hollywood Terrace, located at the former site of the legendary Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant at the famed intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street.
The awards were created by LaBonge in connection with his efforts to support film and television production in the area "rather than far-flung states and nations where our great reservoir of skilled production and support talent are supplanted by less knowledgeable residents of those locales or which require Hollywood's uniquely qualified artists and workers to leave their families for long months in order to pursue the professions Hollywood invented and perfected and long primarily made here," he said.
LaBonge created a similar award for movies in 2012, honoring the best picture Oscar nominees filmed in the Los Angeles area.
-City News Service