Thursday, June 24, 2010

Oscar® (Way Early!) Update: A January Telecast? And producers named.

Four months ahead of last year's announcement, the 83rd Annual Academy Awards now has telecast producers. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak announced late Tuesday.

Academy Award-winning producer Bruce Cohen and television producer/director Don Mischer will produce the ceremony. Mischer will pull double duty as telecast director as well. While being involved with the telecast is a first for the gentlemen, they worked together on the Academy’s first Governors Awards last November.

I fell in love with the Oscars as an eight-year-old kid, the night my grandmothers let me stay up to watch for the first time,” Cohen was quoted in the press release. "We hope to create a show that celebrates what people around the world love about the Academy Awards year after year – the excitement, glamour and tradition of Oscar Night itself.”