Howie Mandel to host 2014 Realscreen Awards
Alevy Productions exec producer and America’s Got Talent judge Howie Mandel (pictured) has signed on to host the Realscreen Awards in Santa Monica on June 4.
In addition to being the longest-serving judge on NBC’s hit reality competition series, the multi-talented star serves as exec producer for a range of shows via his indie Alevy, including TBS’s hidden camera series Deal With It, which returned last month for its second season.
Among his accolades, Mandel has received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program for Deal or No Deal, and a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Game Show Host for the syndicated version of the show. His animated kids series Bobby’s World, which ran for eight seasons on Fox, also earned an Emmy nod.
In addition, Mandel recently signed a first-look deal with American Idol producer Core Media Group, to exec produce on scripted and unscripted TV and digital projects.
The news comes after Mandel previously hosted realscreen‘s So You Think You Can Pitch? competition at the 2012 Realscreen Summit in Washington DC.
“Howie’s talents as on-air host, comedian and all-round entertainer speak for themselves,” said Claire Macdonald, realscreen‘s VP and publisher. “We’re delighted to secure a star of his caliber for this international celebration of unscripted and factual entertainment. He will undoubtedly knock it out of the park on June 4.”
The Realscreen Awards take place at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in California on June 4, in conjunction with the forthcoming Realscreen West conference, which takes place June 4 and 5. For more information, visit awards.realscreen.com.