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The Producers Page

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JAMES G. HIRSCH AND ROBERT A. PAPAZIAN have been recognized as two of the entertainment industry's most successful and creative producers, writers, executives, and studio operators. Papazian received an Emmy for his critically acclaimed production of NBC's “Inherit the Wind” as well as Hirsch's WGA nominated script, “The Rape of Richard Beck,” which garnered Richard Crenna an Emmy for best actor. Their prodigious body of producing work includes more than 60 television movies, miniseries and series.  Bob and Jim developed, and produced HBO’s critically acclaimed smash success, “Rome.” Other television laurels include the all-time top-rated multi-Emmy nominated television movie, “The Day After” (ABC), “Crazy From the Heart” (TNT), for which Christine Lahti won the coveted ACE Award, and the highly acclaimed ABC Theater presentation, “The Boys,” starring John Lithgow and James Woods. While still active as writer/producers, in 1997 Papazian and Hirsch co-founded RAY-ART Studios, the first full-service, state-of-the-art production facility which housed many of Hollywood’s leading independent producers, studios and networks.

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Conwell S. Worthington, II

CONWELL S. WORTHINGTON, II has worked as a producer since the notable 1977 Broadway Revival of The King and I starring Yul Brynner and Constance Towers that later extensively toured North America. Later he worked on the first Broadway revival of “The Music Man” starring Dick Van Dyke and later “Dirty Dancing.” Following he was part of the original production team of Disney’s “Beauty on the Beast” on Broadway and with the Los Angeles production at the Shubert Theatre. In Los Angeles, Conwell will be producing “Hair” and the musical comedy “Adam Eve & Steve.”

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