Production Team Announced for the 28th Annual SAG Awards®

Production Team Announced for the 28th Annual SAG Awards®

Jon Brockett Elevated to Executive Producer

Sandra Restrepo, Nefetari Spencer & Diane Louie Added to Creative Team 


SAG Awards® Ceremony will be Simulcast Live Sunday, Feb. 27 

on TNT & TBS and Available Next Day on HBO Max

LOS ANGELES (February 3, 2022) – New and returning key members of the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® production team have been announced. The SAG Awards® will be nationally simulcast LIVE on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT from The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. For the first time, the ceremony will be available the following day on HBO Max.  

Jon Brockett has been promoted to Executive Producer overseeing the annual SAG Awards® telecast and all related operations, including SAG-AFTRA’s Special Projects department, and will serve as SAG Awards’ liaison to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, the show’s primary beneficiary. Brockett has been with the SAG Awards since the fifth show and most recently served as a Producer involved in all creative aspects of the production, overseeing packages, talent engagement, as well as submissions, voting, FYC campaigns, and seating. 

Kathy Connell, who has produced the show since its inception in 1995, returns as Executive Producer. Connell had led the SAG Board members who devised the complete plans for a televised awards show based on actors honoring their union peers, including the distinctive Ensemble categories. SAG Awards Committee members JoBeth Williams, Daryl Anderson, Jason George, Woody Schultz, and Elizabeth McLaughlin will return as producers for SAG-AFTRA. Benn Fleishman and Gloria Fujita O’Brien return as producers on behalf of Avalon Harbor Entertainment. 

Director Sandra Restrepo joins the SAG Awards production team for the first time. A veteran of television production and a member of the Directors Guild of America, Restrepo specializes in live event programming and has worked on top rated shows in various genres of comedy, scripted, variety, and music. Her most recent directing credits include Soul Train Awards, New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash, A Grammy Salute to the Sounds of Change, My Gift: A Christmas Special from Carrie Underwood and more. 

Nefetari Spencer joins the SAG Awards production team as a writer. Her writing credits include the American Music Awards, BET Awards, Emmy Awards, MTV Movie & TV Awards, the Soul Train Awards and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. Spencer joins Emmy Award-winning writers Matt Roberts and Beth Sherman, who are returning for the third consecutive year.

Diane Louie joins the SAG Awards production team for the first time as the show’s music director. Louie is a composer/lyricist and classically trained conductor with roots in every corner of the musical globe—from R&B to speed metal, from electronica to Broadway. In over forty years as a music director, she has helmed orchestras worldwide, including the London Symphony, the Boston Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, the Detroit Symphony and the Royal Philharmonic. Louie’s recent credits include the Academy Awards, Emmys, Kennedy Center Honors, Musicares, and more.

Production designer Joe Stewart will rejoin the SAG Awards production team for the 18th year. Stewart has won five Emmy Awards and an Art Directors Guild Award. His live event credits include the American Music Awards, NAACP Image Awards, Miss America, ESPY Awards and more. 

Lighting designer Simon Miles returns to the SAG Awards production team for the fifth year.  He has earned 18 Emmy Award nominations, and won twice for Dancing with the Stars in the Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Series category. Miles' recent credits include Michael Buble’s Christmas in the City, Harry Potter Hogwarts Tournament of Houses, I Can See Your Voice, The Masked Singer and more.

Jen Coyne-Hoerle has been promoted to Coordinating Producer overseeing ticketing, seating, rules and regulations, submissions, FYC campaigns and voting for on-air and pre-show awards. Returning this year are  Kristen Hansen Brakeman as Supervising Producer, Bob Dussault as Post Producer, and Patrick J. Doody as Film Segment Producer.

Maggie Barrett Caulfield has been elevated to Co-Producer and returns for her 22nd show overseeing talent booking. Sarah Cowperthwaite and Joe Petrovich rejoin the production team as talent producers, and Christina Canseco has been hired as Head of Publicity. 

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About the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®
The 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, presented by SAG-AFTRA with Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC will be produced by Avalon Harbor Entertainment, Inc. and will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, February 27, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. For the latest updates, follow the SAG Awards® on social (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok), online at, and join the conversation by using the official hashtag #SAGAwards

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