NBC UNIVERSAL DOMESTIC TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION'S "STARTING OVER" NOMINATED FOR TWO DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS
Sophomore Series From Bunim-Murray Productions Up For Outstanding Special Class Series and Multiple Camera Editing
NBC Universal's "The Jane Pauley Show" Nominated For Outstanding Achievement in Makeup
BURBANK, Calif. -- March 2, 2005 -- NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's nationally syndicated series "Starting Over" has been nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards and "The Jane Pauley Show" has also been honored with a nomination, it was announced today by The National Television Academy.
"Starting Over," which is produced by Bunim-Murray Productions, is nominated for "Outstanding Special Class Series" and "Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing." "Starting Over" is produced by Bunim-Murray Productions, the creators of the hit series "The Simple Life," "The Real World" and "Road Rules." It is distributed by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution. "Starting Over" was created by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim and is executive produced by Murray and Millee Taggart-Ratcliffe. Rhonda Britten and Iyanla Vanzant are "Starting Over's" Life Coaches, while Dr. Stan J. Katz is the show's consulting psychologist.
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's "The Jane Pauley Show" was also honored today with a nomination for
"Outstanding Achievement in Makeup." Tobi Britton and Vincenza Carovillano are the show's makeup artists.
"We are thrilled and honored that the Academy has honored 'Starting Over' with these nominations," says Linda Finnell, Senior Vice President, Programming, NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution. "And we are excited that our talented makeup team at 'The Jane Pauley Show' has also been recognized."
"By fusing reality television with elements of the traditional soap opera, in 'Starting Over' we have created an all-new format for daytime television that demonstrates the incredible power of the medium to change people's lives for the better. It is an honor to be recognized with two Daytime Emmy nominations," says Bunim-Murray Productions' Murray.
The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be presented on Friday, May 20 from New York City's famed Radio City Music Hall.
About NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution
NBC Universal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. NBC Universal Television Distribution division is responsible for the global distribution of NBC Universal product to all forms of television throughout the world. This includes distribution of current and library film and television product, including formats and non-scripted programming, in the pay, free, and basic markets, as well as the domestic syndication of first-run syndicated TV programs and theatrical and TV movie packages.
Current and upcoming first-run strip syndicated programming includes a new daily series with Martha Stewart, Access Hollywood, Blind Date, The Jane Pauley Show, The Jerry Springer Show, Maury and Starting Over. Current and upcoming first-run weekly syndicated programming includes The Chris Matthews Show, The George Michael Sports Machine, Rebecca's Garden, The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo, Your Total Health and the off-network distribution of Crossing Jordan, Fear Factor, Providence, the Law & Order franchise. Special programming includes Good Housekeeping Reports news inserts, a series of The Remarkable Journey specials, as well as a collection of feature film packages.