Emmy Party List 2019: Media Mergers, Agency Pullouts Lighten Soirée Schedule

REPOSTED From September 11: The Emmy Awards party field, which had expanded dramatically over the past decade as new cable networks and streaming platforms entered the winners circle, is undergoing a major contraction this year.

As we reported last month, following the WGA-ATA breakup that triggered the firing of agents by more than 7,000 writers, all agencies canceled their traditional Emmy weekend bashes this year. That includes CAA, WME, UTA, ICM Partners, Paradigm and Gersh. CAA announced it would donate funds from the scrapped Emmy party to the MPTFs Community Programs Fund.

Variety and Women in Film also recently announced they will forgo their annual Emmy party and instead make a donation to Planned Parenthood.

Following the completion of the Disney-Fox deal and Disney taking full control of Hulu, ABC, Disney TV Studios, FX Networks, Hulu and National Geographic will hold a joint post-Emmy party Sunday at a new downtown L.A. venue, Otium. Last year, Disney TV Studios 20th TV, FX, Nat Geo and Fox hosted a reception on Emmy night, as did Hulu. FX Networks will keep its joint party with Vanity Fair on Saturday night at Craft.

On the heels of formalizing AT&Ts acquisition of Time Warner that created WarnerMedia, one of Emmy nights signature events, the HBO party at the Pacific Design Center, is being rebranded as WarnerMedia & HBO Post-Awards Reception. It will also include the Turner networks TNT and TBS, which last year had their own Emmy party.

Staying put are three other Emmy weekend staples — The Evening Before, the Governors Ball and the BAFTA TV Tea Party — with Netflix, Amazon, Showtime, Comedy Central and management company Artists First also carrying on with their traditional Emmy bashes. Making a return to the Emmy weekend party circuit are AMC Networks and NBCUniversal.

Here is Deadlines rundown of the upcoming 2019 Emmy festivities (in chronological order):

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

TV Academy & Audi Celebrate 71st Emmys with DJs Reggie Watts & Alexandra Richards
7:30 PM, Sunset Tower, 8358 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Golden Soiree Presented by Taittinger
8:00 PM, W Hollywood Penthouse, 6250 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood

Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party with DJ Michelle Pesce
8:30 PM, Sunset Tower, 8358 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Artists First Brunch at the Beach Emmy Awards Celebration
11 AM-3 PM, The Penthouse @ The Huntley Hotel, 111 Second St., Santa Monica

AMC Networks Emmy Brunch
12 PM-2 PM, Cecconis, 8764 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood

2nd Annual Wanderluxxe Pre-Emmy Luncheon
12 PM-3PM, Craigs,8826 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood

BAFTA Los Angeles + BBC America TV Tea Party
2-5 PM, Poolside at The Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills

Pre-Emmy Cocktails with MTV, VH1, CMT + Logo Communications
4-6 PM, Canon Terrace at the Montage Beverly Hills, 225 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills

Celebration of the Canadian Emmy Nominees with Special Guest Samantha Bee
5-7 PM, Official Residence Of Canada, 165 Muirfield Road, Los Angeles

FX Networks Celebrates Their Emmy Nominees with Vanity Fair
5-9 PM, Craft LA, 10100 Constellation Blvd, Los AngeRead More – Source