Publicists Awards Sets 2020 Date Ahead Of Oscars

November 7
TV Publicity Campaign presentations – THURS, November 7, 2019
Motion Picture Publicity Campaign nominees announced – WED, January 8, 2020
TV Publicity Campaign nominees announced – WED, November 13, 2019
The 57th annual ICG Publicists Awards Luncheon is set for Friday, February 7, 2020, taking up its usual spot the Friday before the Oscars in what will be a compressed movie awards season. The event will be held again at the Beverly Hilton.
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Last year, Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Crazy Rich Asians won in those respective categories, and Jamie Lee Curtis received the Lifetime Achievement Award. The guild's 2019-2020 awards timeline kicks off with TV publicity campaign presentations beginning in November, and motion picture presentations in early January.
The International Cinematographers Guild, IATSE Local 600, presents awards to the Motion Picture Showman of the Year, Television Showman of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Awards for TV and film campaigns, the Les Mason Award for Career Achievement in Publicity, the Bob Yeager Award for Community Service, and two press awards.
Next year's Oscars are set for February 9.
Motion Picture Publicity Campaign presentations – TUES, January 7, 2020
Here's the full timeline (dates subject to change):
January 8
November 13
January 7
February 7

CBS Ratings Pact With Nielsen Expires, But Negotiations Continue

The home of Big Bang Theory, NCIS and the Late Show with Stephen Colbert has been the most watched broadcast network for the past 10 years running, but it is increasingly eager to mine demographic assets and not just mass appeal. No one has walked away from the negotiating table, sources say, but the CBS priority is said to be a deal that makes financial sense.
With so much viewing occurring on mobile and streaming devices or via other digital means, plus major tech firms like Google and Facebook able to siphon away ad dollars, there is considerable angst about not having all impressions fairly counted. CBS, like other traditional programmers in the rapidly evolving media landscape, has been wary of the cost of retaining Nielsen given what it considers the limitations of its measurement capabilities. The most recent deal was pegged by insiders at about $100 million.
NBCUniversal, Fox, Turner and Viacom have openly criticized Nielsen and rolled out self-generated data offerings as a replacement. While measurement has become a four-letter word for the traditional TV business given the enormous stakes in the $75 billion overall TV ad game, CBS has generally taken a more low-key approach than many rivals.
Radha Subramanyam, EVP and Chief Research and Analytics Officer, is overseeing research as Poltrack nears his exit. The talks with Nielsen are occurring as the company's longtime ratings guru, Chief Research Officer David Poltrack, is preparing to step down in June. Subramanyam is a former executive at Nielsen.
Neither company responded to Deadline's requests for comment on the situation, which first entered the public eye last month as the contract deadline approached.
Since acquiring Rentrak in 2016, comScore has pushed to create a viable rival to Nielsen, which has controlled the ratings market for decades. Sources familiar with the talks say CBS is prepared to explore alternative ratings solutions, including smaller Nielsen rival comScore.
Variety had first word of the contract expiration.” />
CBS and Nielsen are continuing to negotiate a new contract for TV ratings, but the previous one expired at midnight on New Year's Eve, sources tell Deadline.

Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ To Air Live On Midterm Election Night

“The night began with a huge surprise,” he said as he covered Trump's address. “Trump was able to lift a glass of water with both hands."
That night, a gobsmacked Colbert had closed that live election coverage telling viewers that "above all…we should never ever have another election like this one."
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will air live to cover midterm elections on Tuesday, November 6. Stephen Colbert's most recent live broadcast of his CBS late-night show was on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, following President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address.
Here he is, earlier that night, with Showtime's The Circus documentarian John Heilemann and the since-exited Mark Halperin, wondering how many cocktails are too many on Election Night:” />
That night, Colbert delivered his adulterated version of the speech, with Trump saying, “The state of the union is a mess,” and “The time has come to drain the swamp of my cabinet members.”
Going into the evening, the bar for success was pretty low.” "We are alive and barely conscious,” Colbert said at the outset of that live CBS telecast. “Here’s the thing.
Colbert also went live the night Trump was elected POTUS, though he and his Late Show band and producers did it for Showtime while CBS News commandeered the broadcast network's airwaves, and the program was called Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going To Clean Up This Sh*t?