Ceremony to be held Feb. 17 in downtown Los Angeles

Cort Casady has been selected to exec produce the Writers Guild of America West’s awards ceremonies on Feb. 17 at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.

Casady has produced the ceremony three other times.

Casady has been supervising producer of the American Film Institute Life Achievement award telecasts and for TV specials for the United Negro College Fund, The TV Guide Awards, The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards and The Soap Opera Digest Awards.

Dave Boone returns as head writer of the WGA West show, having scripted past ceremonies in 2005, 2006, and 2009 with Casady. Joe DeMaio, whose broadcast TV credits include the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, will direct.

The WGA East will hold simultaneous ceremonies on Feb. 17 at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York City.

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