Thursday, February 7, 2019

91st Oscars® Production Team Welcomes New Faces

91st Oscars® Production Team Welcomes New Faces

91st Oscars Production Team Welcomes New Faces

Includes Veterans Lighting Designer Robert Dickinson, Marking His 30 th Oscars telecast
Producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss today announced 11 key members of
the production team for the 91st Oscars, which will air live on
Sunday, Feb. 24, on ABC. It was previously announced that Weiss would be
returning as director for his fourth consecutive year, while sharing
producing duties with Gigliotti for the first time.
“We are pleased to welcome five new faces to the Oscars production team,”
said Gigliotti and Weiss. “These highly accomplished professionals join six
returning show veterans, including lighting director Robert Dickinson, who
this year commemorates his 30th Oscars ceremony.”
Rob Paine
has been associated with the Oscars telecast for more than 20 years and
returns as the supervising producer. Paine has more than 200 television
events to his name and has earned six Primetime Emmy® Award
nominations, a Daytime Emmy Award nomination and a Peabody Award. His other
credits include 12 Super Bowl Halftime Shows, “The Kennedy Center Honors”
and the “Primetime Emmy Awards.”
Production designer David Korins joins the Oscars telecast
for the first time. His television credits include “Elton John: I’m Still
Standing – A Grammy Salute” and “Grease: Live!,” for which he won an Emmy
Award. Korins’ prolific work for the Broadway stage includes “Hamilton”
(Tony Award® nomination), “Dear Evan Hansen” and “War Paint”
(Tony Award nomination). He is currently the scenic designer for the
upcoming Broadway musical “Beetlejuice” and is serving as the creative
director for “Hamilton: The Exhibition,” set to open in Chicago later this
Lighting designer Robert Dickinson returns for his 30 th Oscars show. He has won 18 Primetime Emmy Awards, including
three for Oscars telecasts. Additionally, Dickinson has been honored with
two Daytime Emmy Awards. His credits include “The Kennedy Center Honors,”
“GRAMMY Awards®,” “Primetime Emmy Awards,” “Tony Awards” and
“Academy of Country Music Awards”; Olympics ceremonies in Atlanta, Salt
Lake City, Athens and Vancouver; the ceremonies of the European Games in
Baku; and the specials “Peter Pan Live!” and “The Sound of Music Live!”
Jon Macks
, head writer, returns for his 22nd Oscars telecast. He has been
honored with eight Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including three for
the Oscars telecast. In addition to his work on the Oscars, Macks wrote for
22 years on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and writes for Billy Crystal,
Steve Martin, Chris Rock and Martin Short.
Taryn Hurd
rejoins the Oscars telecast team for the sixth consecutive year as talent
producer. She also has served as talent producer on the past five Governors
Awards ceremonies along with numerous television variety specials and award
Co-producer Raj Kapoor joins the Oscars for the third
consecutive year, overseeing screen content and performances. Kapoor’s
recent credits include “The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards,” “The 70 th Primetime Emmy Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,”
“People’s Choice Awards” and “Stand Up to Cancer.” Kapoor has mounted
numerous large-scale international tours for Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill
and Tim McGraw, One Republic, American Idol, Jason Aldean, Shania Twain,
Juanes, Jewel, Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato.
Mitchell Marchand
joins the Oscars telecast for the first time as a writer. He has written
for numerous live award shows and variety specials, including “The 67 th Primetime Emmy Awards,” “The 48th NAACP Image
Awards,” “Telethon for America,” “2018 Soul Train Awards” “Jazz at the
White House” and “BET Awards.”
Rickey Minor
makes his Oscars telecast debut as music director. A seven-time Primetime
Emmy Award nominee for Outstanding Music Direction, he won in 2017 for
“Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed
America.” He received nominations for “Stayin’ Alive: A GRAMMY Salute to
the Bee Gees,” “Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance at The
White House,” “An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Chaka Khan,” “The 51 st Annual GRAMMY Awards,” “50th Annual GRAMMY Awards”
and “Genius: A Night for Ray Charles.” Notably, Minor was the musical
director and bandleader on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” from 2010-2014.
Mike Reiss
makes his debut as a writer for the Oscars telecast. He has received 10
Primetime Emmy nominations, winning four and a Peabody Award over his
28-year run as a producer and writer for “The Simpsons.” His credits also
include writing for such animated feature films as “Despicable Me 2,” “Dr.
Seuss’ The Lorax,” “Rio,” “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,” “The Simpsons
Movie” and “Robots.”
Matt Roberts
returns to the Oscars telecast as a writer. He previously was a writer for
the 85th Oscars. Roberts has garnered 19 Primetime Emmy
nominations over his career, winning for Outstanding Writing for a Variety
Special for “64th Annual Tony Awards.” His producing and writing
credits also include “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” “Adele Live in
New York City,” “Maya & Marty” and “Late Show with David Letterman.”
Beth Sherman
is a first-time writer for the Oscars telecast. She has won seven Daytime
Emmy Awards for her work as a writer and producer on both “The Ellen
DeGeneres Show” and “The Talk.” In addition, she received a Primetime Emmy
nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series for “Late Show with
David Letterman.” Sherman’s writing credits also include “The Tonight Show
with Jay Leno,” “American Music Awards 2016” and “The Queen Latifah Show.”
The 91st Oscars will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the
Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in
Hollywood, and will be televised live on The ABC Television Network. “The
Oscars” also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and
territories worldwide.
About The Academy
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of
more than 9,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives
working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in
filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of
initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public
programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion
Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles. 

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