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Danny DeVito To Be Honored By Btja With Critics’ Choice Television Icon Award

The first Critics' Choice Television Awards are fast approaching, and now that the votes are in (well, mine are... I think they are all supposed to be in by now), there's so more very cool news. The awards are going to feature an Icon Award, and the first recipient is going to be Danny DeVito.

Presenters were also announced, and it's going to be a great show.

Danny DeVito To Be Honored By Btja With Critics’ Choice Television Icon Award

Rob McElhenney, Elijah Wood, Kevin Connolly, Connie Britton, Wilmer Valderrama among Presenters

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (Btja), a new offshoot of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, today announced that Danny DeVito will be honored as the first recipient of the Critics’ Choice Television Icon Award at the inaugural Critics’ Choice Television Awards, hosted by Cat Deeley and scheduled to take place at a luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel
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Initial taps Lyon as prod'n president

Initial taps Lyon as prod'n president
Gail Lyon has been hired as president of production at Graham King's Initial Entertainment Group.

Lyon, who reports to King, takes the job immediately and will lead Initial's team, comprising vp development Grey Rembert and production executive Denis O'Sullivan.

"Gail elegantly combines the skills of hands-on production and development of first-class, provocative material that really stands out," King said.

Added Lyon, "I look forward to expanding our slate of new material and supporting both the established and emerging filmmakers that look to Initial as a partner in realizing their films."

Lyon recently produced the teen movie Stick It for Buena Vista Pictures. She was president of Red Wagon Entertainment, where she oversaw development and was executive producer on Stuart Little 2, Win a Date With Tad Hamilton and Peter Pan. While there, she brought in Jarhead and RV.

Before Red Wagon, she was president of Jersey Films, where she was involved in the development of Out of Sight, executive produced the HBO movie Pentagon Wars and co-produced Gattaca and Erin Brockovich.

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