Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pittsburgh Natives Win Creative Emmys

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pittsburgh Natives Win Creative Emmys

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Few local names were associated with the 67th annual Emmy Awards this year, but two Pittsburgh natives picked up statuettes when the Creative Arts Emmy Awards were given out Sept. 12 in Los Angeles.

Monroeville native and Penn State grad Don Roy King, who won five consecutive Emmys (2010-14) for directing NBC's "Saturday Night Live," took home another for outstanding directing for a variety special, for the show's 40th anniversary. Pittsburgh Allderdice graduate and Lincoln Place resident Jim Emswiller picked up his first Emmy for sound mixing the HBO film "Bessie."

"When I first started [with 'SNL,'], they said, 'The show is a well-oiled machine. You'll pick up the routine quickly but just dread the day you hear "special," ' " Mr. King said, laughing. "The schedule changes. No one knows who to talk to. We can't rehearse in the same format. People come back from the outside who forget how to do it, and they spend more time schmoozing about the old days than they do doing the work. …

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