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“Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter” Airs Tonight on ABC

The broadcast birthday celebration features guests including Jimmy Kimmel, Jennifer Aniston, Rita Moreno, Laverne Cox, Tom Hanks, George Clooney and more!

David Alan Grier to Play ‘Cogsworth’ in ABC’s “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration”

The special, directed by Hamish Hamilton, is executive produced by Jon M. Chu, Caitlin Foito, Raj Kapoor, Richard Kraft, and Katy Mullan.

Disney+ to Release “The Hip Hop Nutcracker” as Part of 2022 Holiday Specials

The television special was announced at this year's D23 Expo as part of the platform's holiday releases, which also features "Pentatonix: Around the World for the Holidays."

Coming Holidays 2022. 

“Pentatonix: Around the World for the Holidays” Announced as Disney+ Holiday Special

The special's release, produced by Done+Dusted, will be announced at a later date.

Coming Holidays 2022.

“Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration” at D23 Expo in Anaheim

This year's D23 Expo, which is celebrating 100 years of Disney, previewed ABC's upcoming 2-hour primetime special for its guests in attendance. 

Josh Groban, Joshua Henry, Rita Moreno Join “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration”

The announcement comes as the creative team attends D23 Expo in Anaheim to discuss the upcoming project. 

The Emmys are Coming

The Emmys are only a weekend away. Are you ready to watch TV's biggest night out?

Jennifer Aniston, Jimmy Kimmel & More Join Norman Lear ABC Special

The iconic producer's 100th year birthday celebration on ABC also includes Amy Poehler and Octavia Spencer.

Kenan Thompson to Host the 74th Emmys

The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards air September 12 at 8pm EST only on NBC.

Melanie Fletcher Named CEO - North America

Exciting times at D+D with Mel moving into the role of CEO – North America.

Norman Lear’s 100th Birthday Special to Air on ABC

The announcement comes on the iconic Hollywood producer's 100th birthday.

The 45th Kennedy Center Honors

Done+Dusted's David Jammy and Ian Stewart are tapped in to executive produce this year's Kennedy Center Honors broadcast for CBS, airing at a later date.

H.E.R. Tapped in to Star as Belle in ABC’s “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration”

The four-time Grammy winner will also produce the special, which airs December 15th on ABC.

Step Into…The Movies Garners Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Choreography

Derek Hough and Tessandra Chavez snag nominations for Outstanding Choreography for Variety or Reality Programming at this year's Emmys.

Hamish Hamilton Included in 2022 Emmy Nominations

The 74th Primetime Emmy Award nominations are out, and Done+Dusted's own Hamish Hamilton garnered a nomination for Oustanding Directing for A Variety Special for this year's Pepsi Superbowl Halftime Show.

‘Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration’ Gets ABC Live Treatment

ABC announces 'Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration' in honor of the film's Academy Award nomination for Best Picture in 1992.

The two-hour special airs December 15, only on ABC.

The 23rd Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

This year's recipient is Jon Stewart.

2022 Primetime Emmys

Done+Dusted, in association with Hudlin Entertainment, will return to produce the 2022 Emmys on September 12.

Only on NBC.

Google I/O

This year's annual keynote explored new Google technology, including the next era of Android and the new Google Watch.

Catch up on all of the exciting news on Google's YouTube. 

The 2022 British Academy Television Awards

The BAFTAs are back!

This year's awards ceremony was hosted by Richard Ayoade.

The 2022 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards

Done+Dusted was recognized at the 2022 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards, including Production Company of the Year!

The 2022 Laureus World Sports Awards

This year's awards are hosted by Lindsay Vonn in Seville, Spain.

Out now in over 180 countries worldwide!

The 2022 Webby Awards

Read more about Done+Dusted's "Earth Day! The Musical," nominated in Science & Education at The 26th Anuual Webby Awards.

Unreal Engine 5 2022 Keynote

A look at this year's Epic Games' Unreal Engine 5 2022 Keynote.

The 2022 New York Festivals TV & Film Shortlist

From comedy to culture, these are the Done+Dusted shows shortlisted at this year's New York Festivals TV & Film Shortlist!

Tune in this Sunday for Step Into…The Movies!

Join Julianne Hough, Derek Hough and a dream list of special guests for the biggest dance party happening on ABC!

YouTube is the Main Stream as they Announce Brandcast 2022!

YouTube Brandcast will be held on May 17, during TV's Upfront week.

Jon Stewart to Receive the 23rd Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

The Prize, which is named to honor one of the world’s greatest humorists, will be awarded on April 24, 2022 at a gala performance in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall featuring some of the biggest names in comedy.

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ABC Announces Step Into…The Movies with Derek and Julianne Hough!

Brought to you by Emmy Award-winning choreographers and dancers, Julianne and Derek Hough, Step into the Movies in an hour hour long star-studded special that will take you back to some your favorite movie performances ever created.

D+D’s Ian Stewart Talks Challenges & Opportunities For Every Aspiring Entrepreneur

In this interview with Entrepreneur Magazine, Stewart shares his advice on taking the leap from employee to entrepreneur.

VARIETY: How Live TV Producers Done+Dusted Expanded Into New Businesses During the Pandemic

Over the years, Done+Dusted has been a go-to production company for live TV events, but once the Covid-19 pandemic hit, expanding into other verticals more than a strategy for the seven Done+Dusted partners — it became a necessity. This is how we did it (and how we'll keep this train moving).

Stars come out for the Joy Awards 2022 in Saudi Arabia

The extravagant second annual Joy Awards celebrated talents from all over the world who bring joy to millions through their art. 

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Emaar Dubai NYE Takes 2022 Spectacle To New Heights!

Produced and Directed by the wonderful team at Done+Dusted Middle East, the Burj Khalifa fireworks spectacle by Emaar Dubai welcomed 2022 with a phenomenal light, water and sound show.

From us to you, Happy New Year!

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Thank You For a Wonderful Year!

To our friends near and far, we couldn't have made it through the roller coaster that was 2021 without you. This is for you.

Meg Stalter talks Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda & being Starstruck on the set of Amazon’s Yearly Departed

Meg is laying the worst of 2021 to rest & will bid farewell to “hot vaxx summer” in the second edition of the Amazon annual special “Yearly Departed.”

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Global Goal: Unite For Our Future has won 4 Lovie Awards!

Congratulations to everyone who worked on the show!

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UAE Celebrates 50 Incredible Years in Epic D+D Produced Show!

We were honored to be involved with this epic production celebrating 50 glorious years since the founding of the United Arab Emirates.

‘Yearly Departed’ Returns to Eulogize 2021 with Yvonne Orji, Jane Fonda, Chelsea Peretti and More!

Prime Video has announced its star-studded, all-female lineup for the second installment of the Amazon Original comedy special!

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We Will Rock You! The Queen Family Singalong Airs This Thursday!

Come join in all the fun with The Queen Family Singalong Thursday Nov 4th at 8pm on ABC.

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YouTube Drops Trailer for Dear Earth, An Epic Global Celebration of Our Planet

Celebrate Mother Earth - the only known entity to actually birth the human race - with this special YouTube Original that highlights how we can solve our climate problems.

David Blaine Ascension is Nominated for the 2021 Streamy Awards!

David Blaine Ascension has landed a nom in the Live Show Category!

Announcement Alert: Yearly Departed is back!

Coming later this year to Amazon Prime Video for a second installment.

ABC Announces The Queen Family Singalong!

Following up on the critically acclaimed smash-hit series, The Disney Family Singalong, Done+Dusted and ABC are proud to present a one-night only special from the Hotel Roosevelt. 

Done+Dusted & GBA Talk Birmingham Ceremonies 2022 & Setting a New Standard of Production

Birmingham Ceremonies Ltd. announced to deliver the opening & closing ceremonies of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. D+D CEO, Simon Pizey, and GBA's Gary Beestone sit down with Access to talk about this incredible honor and setting a new standard of production.

It’s All Love In Lagos Right Now!

We’re having so much fun working for Global Citizen with this fabulous lot in Lagos.

As Featured in Variety: Emmy Producers Reveal Telecast Plans

When Frank Scherma was elected as chairman and CEO of the Television Academy three years ago, he came to office with grand plans to reform the organization. What he didn’t plan on was a global pandemic interrupting that focus.

Global Citizen Live 24-hour Global Broadcast

The biggest stars will join together with #GlobalCitizen for #GlobalCitizenLive

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Stand Up To Cancer raises more than $143 million dollars!

On Saturday August 21, we celebrated a very special occasion with our family at Stand Up To Cancer

Done+Dusted Taps Former Quibi Exec Alex Montalvo to Oversee Originals Expansion

Done+Dusted has hired former Quibi exec Alex Montalvo to oversee its expansion in original programming. As the production company’s head of originals, Montalvo will focus on non-scripted series programming.

D+D’s Melanie Fletcher Honored With 10 Best COOs of 2021 by IEra WomenLeaders Magazine

Congratulations, Melanie! Throughout her 20 years at Done+Dusted, Mel has played an integral role in producing some of the biggest and most memorable moments of our time, and her contributions have been instrumental to the growth and success of the company.

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The #StandUpToCancer Telecast is back!

On August 21, the entertainment community will come together for Stand Up To Cancer and its seventh biennial roadblock televised fundraising special.

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Dear Class of 2020 #FTW

Dear Class of 2020 takes home the Daytime #Emmy for Main Title and Graphic Design!

D+D Back to Produce 2021 Emmys on CBS with Reginald Hudlin, Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer

Done+Dusted and Hudlin Entertainment are returning for a consecutive year to produce the 73rd annual Emmy Awards, and this is the fourth year D+D has produced.

EA Play Taps Austin Creed to Host This Year’s Show!

WWE Superstar Austin Creed is a longtime gamer and former tag team champion. EA Play is set to air July 22.

Dear Class of 2020 Has Won a Webby Award!

Congratulations to the entire team on this great accomplishment!

Done+Dusted’s Guy Carrington Shares His Live Event Influences and Advice In Exclusive New Interview

In this interview, Guy dives deep into the beginning of his career, his influences and his rich experience as an expert in live events.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Ed Sheeran to take the stage at Ipswich Town F.C.

Ed Sheeran is set to take the stage at his beloved football club, Ipswich Town tonight 25th of June. 
 

VENTS Magazine: Interview with Award Winning Producer Guy Carrington

Our very own Guy Carrington speaking to VENTS Magazine last month. Click here for the full interview!

JOB ALERT: Development Producer

Calling all Development Producers in Los Angeles!

Get ready for the biggest night of UK television #BAFTAs

With the BAFTA Television Awards only one week away, Done+Dusted are currently preparing for their 4th year of producing the show. Let's take a peek at some of this years nominations...

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We have been nominated for an Emmy! #DavidBlaineAscension

We are very proud to announce that we have been nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Daytime Special Event!

#GraduateTogether Is Nominated For a Peabody Award

#GraduateTogether has been selected as a Peabody Award Nominee!  

Justin Bieber, Maluma, and More Join Bill Nye in ‘Earth Day! The Musical’ Lineup

Bill Nye the Science Guy is calling on Justin Bieber, Maluma, and more celebs to raise awareness about climate change for an Earth Day-centered Facebook Watch special.

BAFTA TV Awards Nominated for a 2021 Broadcast Award!

The BBC One show has been nominated in the category Best Lockdown Programme - Sport and Live.

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D+D 2020 Highlights

In a year where nothing made sense, the Done+Dusted team worked to make the impossible possible. Thank you to our wonderful friends and family who made these moments possible. This video is just a short sample of the memories we made for people all around the world. Enjoy! 

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A Look Back at Black Renaissance - a Special Premiere on YouTube!

Black Renaissance is a YouTube Originals project dedicated to celebrating Black change-makers who laid the foundation for today. The full show is available now, only on YouTube.

D+D’s Hamish Hamilton Makes Super Bowl Halftime Directing History

Done+Dusted's Hamish Hamilton sat down with CNN's Glen Levy to talk about past star-studded Super Bowl Halftime Shows and what The Weeknd had planned for a unique performance in 2021.

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Happy New Year From Done+Dusted!

May 2021 be filled with joy, laughter, warmth and positivity.

Rachel Brosnahan and Bess Kalb Dish Details To THR on Yearly Departed

The masterminds behind Yearly Departed reveal the production tricks that made it possible to pull off an epic, star-studded comedy special in the midst of a pandemic.

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Want More Yearly Departed? BTS Video Brings The Laughs

Looking for more laughs from your favorite female comedians? Watch some BTS and see how the crew pulled it off.

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Don’t Miss It! Play On: Celebrating the Power of Music to Make Change Airs Tonight on CBS

The concert airs tonight, Tuesday Dec 15, at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.

In Case You Missed It: Disney Holiday Singalong Ratings Shine Bright

Tis The Season! The Disney Holiday Singalong was rockin' around the Christmas tree on Monday night with sky high ratings. Watch now on ABC.

Idris Elba To Interview Paul McCartney on BBC One This December

Elba will interview McCartney about his career as one of the most successful musicians and composers in pop music history in a 60-minute BBC One Holiday Special.

Mariah Carey Announces Magical Christmas Special on AppleTV+ Starring Ariana Grande and More

AppleTV+ reveals the premiere date, special guests and musical appearances for the Queen of Christmas' spectacular.

ABC Announces Disney Holiday Singalong With International Superstar Lineup

ABC announces the third installment in the singalong franchise, airing Nov 30 from 8-9pm ET / PT

Tiffany Haddish, Sarah Silverman, and More Join ‘Yearly Departed’ Amazon Comedy Special

The all-female lineup now includes Tiffany Haddish, Sarah Silverman, Rachel Brosnahan and more comedy all-stars.

YouTube Dear Class of 2020 Nominated for Streamy Award!

YouTube Dear Class of 2020 received a nomination for outstanding Live Special for this year's Streamy Awards, airing on YouTube December 13th

So Long 2020! Rachel Brosnahan & Phoebe Robinson Headline ‘Yearly Departed’ Comedy Special At Amazon

"Yearly Departed” will feature an all-women lineup of comedians delivering a series of hilarious eulogies for a whirlwind year

Reviews Are In! 2020 Emmys Success

The Emmys brought intimacy, comfort and delight during a very strange time

David Blaine Ascension Breaks Second YouTube Record With D+D This Year

Dear Class of 2020 broke records earlier this summer as YouTube Originals' most-watched Live event

ABC’s Vote or Miss Out Announced, with Host Kevin Hart

Michelle Obama, Tiffany Haddish, Cindy McCain, Jon Hamm, Tim Allen, Jay Leno, Will Ferrell and Scarlett Johansson among featured guests.

Get Ready for a Mariah Carey Christmas Special on Apple TV+!

Expect surprise celebrity guests and iconic holiday tunes! 

An Interview with Little Mermaid Live! Production Designer, Misty Buckley

Step behind the scenes for a look at what went into the Emmy nominated, immersive set under the sea!  

Just Announced: My Kind Of Country with Reese Witherspoon and Apple

Hello Sunshine to produce Apple TV+ first competition series with Done+Dusted

BAFTA TV Awards A Great Stride Forward for Virtual Events

Apple News reviews the virtual 2020 Awards as the most entertaining in years

D+D Picks Up Emmy Nominations for The Little Mermaid, Dave Chappelle: Mark Twain Prize

Hamish Hamilton nominated for Outstanding Directing for Super Bowl Halftime Show! 

Disney Channel Summer Sing-Along Airs Friday, June 10!

Join Disney Channel stars including Demi Lovato, Coco Jones, Milo Manheim, Olivia Rodrigo and more! 

John Legend Father’s Day Special on ABC Announced!

Dad's around the world, gather round this Father's Day, June 21! 

Dear Class of 2020 Shatters YouTube Records

The four-hour virtual graduation event becomes most watched YouTube Originals live event to date