Burnett looks close to home for production team of Audrey Morrissey, Jane Y. Mun, Hyunjoo Kim and Melissa Watkins Trueblood
Executive producer Mark Burnett announced much of the production team for the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards telecast on Thursday, and for the most part he chose people close to home: three of the four top staffers have worked with Burnett on the previous awards shows he's overseen, the MTV Movie Awards and the People's Choice Awards.
Executive producer Audrey Morrisey, co-executive producer Jane Y. Mun and line producer Hyunjoo "Kimmie" Kim have all worked with Burnett (left) on those other shows. The fourth staffer, co-producer Melissa Watkins Trueblood, has been co-producer of the Golden Globes for the past 10 years.
The newly-named executives, from the Emmys press release:
Executive Producer Audrey Morrissey is a highly accredited producer known for her work on award shows, music specials, reality series, music videos and promos. Having just wrapped the first season of “The Voice” where she served as an Executive Producer, Morrissey has teamed with Mark Burnett since 2007, collaborating with him on specials, including the “MTV Movie Awards” and the “People’s Choice Awards.” Morrissey started at MTV Network’s music and specials division working on high-profile music series and annual event specials such as “Unplugged,” “VMAs,” “Movie Awards,” “Fashionably Loud,” “Spring Break” and the “Rock 'n' Jock” franchise. In 1999, Audrey left MTV to join online music venture Farmclub.com as the Head of Television. While at Farmclub, Audrey executive produced 65 episodes of the weekly music series on USA Network and met her future partner, Ivan Dudynsky, with whom she started Live Animals productions in 2001. Since the formation of Live Animals, Audrey has executive produced the “MTV Movie Awards,” NBC's “The Voice,” “People's Choice Awards,” “CMT Music Awards,” “MTV Latin American VMAs” or “Los Premios,” “P. Diddy’s StarMaker” music series, CMT’s “Outlaws” and “Artists of the Year” specials and the “2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards.”
Co-Executive Producer Jane Y. Mun is an entertainment-industry veteran behind some of the most memorable and talked about awards shows, music specials and groundbreaking events on television. Working alongside Mark Burnett and Audrey Morrissey, Mun served as Co-Executive Producer of the venerable “People’s Choice Awards” on CBS, as well as the Supervising Producer of the “MTV Movie Awards” and the competition reality series “P.Diddy’s StarMaker.” In 2010, Mun launched BET’s trailblazing “Black Girls Rock,” the critically acclaimed tribute special that garnered a NAACP nomination. Her experience extends to all facets of live production, having produced red carpet specials for “MTV’s Video Music Awards,” the “Critics’ Choice Awards” on VH1 and, most recently, “Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Orange Carpet Pre-Show.” At the forefront of new media, Mun produced the cutting-edge MTV Special, “Avatar Live: An MTV News/Facebook Forum,” an unprecedented live interactive roundtable webcast discussion with Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Cameron and “Avatar” stars Sam Worthington and Zoë Saldana. She also produced the first-ever three-hour live webcast of “MTV’s Video Music Awards Backstage Uncensored Live,” an exclusive behind-the- scenes look at the most outrageous award show.
Line Producer Hyunjoo “Kimmie” Kim has a long-standing relationship with the Mark Burnett team. Over the past few years, she has worked with them on the “MTV Movie Awards” and the “People’s Choice Awards.” Additionally, she has worked on many high-profile specials, including “Hope For Haiti Now” and “The 83rd Annual Academy Awards Pre-Show.”
Co-Producer Melissa Watkins Trueblood has been a part of some of the largest awards shows on television. This includes co-producing the “Golden Globe Awards” for the past 10 years, as well as the “American Music Awards,” “Do Something Awards” and the “World Music Awards.” Trueblood has also served as the Talent Producer for “The Voice,” “People’s Choice Awards,” “Independent Spirit Awards,” “Scream Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards” and much more.
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