The question is: When will he have time to enjoy the award? This is the guy whose Greg Berlanti Productions has a cape-splitting 15 series on the air at the moment and at least one project with a big commitment at each of the five broadcast networks this season. And the CW just announced four pilot pickups tonight including one — Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene — that counts Berlanti among its EPs, as he is on the network’s previously announced Batwoman pilot.
“Greg Berlanti has produced a prodigious amount of quality television in the 21st century – almost 30 series, over 1,000 episodes, with many more in the pipeline,” ICG National President Steven Poster said. “This year, he set a new record with 15 current live-action scripted series. This is clearly the right time for us to honor Greg and his growing body of work.”
Berlanti started his television career two decades ago as a writer-producer on the WB’s teen drama Dawson’s Creek. Since then, he has served as creator, writer and producer behind shows such as Everwood, Jack & Bobby, Eli Stone and Political Animals. Berlanti Productions’ current series include Riverdale, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Black Lightning, Blindspot, God Friended Me, You and the CW’s Arrowverse shows.
Said Berlanti: “I’m truly honored to be receiving this recognition from the ICG Publicists. Throughout my career, the folks in the publicity departments at the various studios I’ve worked with have been some of my favorite people to collaborate with, and I can say firsthand that without a smart, strategic publicity campaign, my shows wouldn’t have enjoyed anywhere near the level of success that they have.”
The 2019 International Cinematographers Guild Publicists Awards, which celebrate excellence in publicity and promotion for motion pictures and television programs, is set for February 22 at the Beverly Hilton. Jamie Lee Curtis will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award that night.