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45 / SAG-AFTRA SPECIAL ISSUE 2020 / Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner Lend Talents to SAG Awards Production Team S ean Hayes and Todd Milliner are joining the production team for this year's SAG Awards. Hayes and Milliner's Hazy Mills Productions, which produces the Hollywood Game Night TV show, joins Avalon Harbor Entertainment, led by SAG Awards Executive Producer Kathy Connell and producers Gloria Fujita O'Brien, Jon Brockett and five-time Emmy Award nominee Benn Fleishman, to produce the annual telecast. Hayes told Emmy magazine that the show holds a special place for him and that the award is a singular honor. "It's such an incredible feeling of inclusiveness and the biggest pat on the back you could ever receive, knowing that the work you're doing is actually being watched and appreciated by other actors. It feels like an achievement beyond your wildest imagination," Hayes said. Hayes recently returned to his well-loved and iconic role as Jack McFarland on the NBC hit comedy Will & Grace in 2017. During the show's initial run, starting in 1998, Hayes' performance won him several nominations and awards, including multiple Screen Actors Guild Awards. Milliner has produced over 400 episodes of television and has been a part of two dozen stage productions, including the Tony Award- nominated The SpongeBob Musical and The Color Purple, for which he won an Ovation Award. Hayes and Milliner are multi-genre producers, having shepherded projects in television, film and on Broadway. Their breakout hit Hot in Cleveland, starring Betty White, Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick and Jane Leeves, launched original programming for TV Land and ran for six seasons. Its spinoff, The Soul Man, starring Cedric the Entertainer and Niecy Nash, ran for five seasons. In network television, Hazy Mills Productions created and produced six seasons of the hit supernatural drama Grimm for Universal Television. For Universal Television, PUTTING IT TOGETHER C O N T I N U E S O N PA G E 4 7

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