Publicists fete top ‘Wing’ trio

Schlamme, Sorkin, Wells to share Television Showmanship Award

Hollywood publicists have tapped Thomas Schlamme, Aaron Sorkin and John Wells to share the Television Showmanship Award for their work on “The West Wing.”

Sorkin is the creator of the NBC series while Schlamme and Wells are co-exec producers. The trio will be honored at the 39th annual awards luncheon by the Publicists of the Intl. Cinematographers Guild.

“These creators and producers are being recognized for their outstanding contributions to television and their exceptional grasp of marketing concepts,” awards show chairman Henri Bollinger said.

Past honorees include Bob Hope, Ted Harbert, Chris Carter, Garry Marshall, Aaron Spelling, David Kelley, Norman Lear, Chris Albrecht, Steven Bochco, Grant Tinker and the team of Marcy Carsey, Tom Werner and Caryn Mandabach.

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