WGA West may televise kudos

Casady to exec produce upcoming Palladium show

The Writers Guild of America West has announced it may telecast its awards show in coming years.

Currently, the SAG Awards are the only guild show with a telecast. The WGA West made the disclosure as part of its announcement Monday that it’s tapped Cort Casady to exec produce the upcoming show Feb. 4 at the Hollywood Palladium.

“Several networks are watching us with keen interest,” Casady said. “There could definitely be a broadcast deal in the WGA’s future.”

Casady recently produced AFI’s tribute to George Lucas for USA Network and the United Negro College Fund’s 2006 tribute to Stevie Wonder for NBC. He’s also received an Emmy for “New York at Night Starring Clint Holmes” and created “The Great American Celebrity Spelling Bee” for Fox, the original Star Search variety contest, the CBS reality-comedy series “Small Talk” and the environmental newsmagazine, “Network Earth.”

The Guild also announced that Dave Boone will be the head writer for the show, joined by Jon Macks and Dennis Blair.

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