It’s not even Oscar season yet and we already have our first Oscar news article! The Academy of the Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced that director Brett Ratner and director/producer Don Mischer will produce the 84th Academy Awards telecast. Mischer will also serve as telecast director.
“I was so impressed with Brett when I met with him to discuss the Oscar show,” said the Academy’s president Tom Sherak in a statement. “He has an incredible love of film and its history and is a true student of the business of movies. He’s unbelievably creative and knows how to take risks that are both interesting and inspiring. Together with Don Mischer – who, by the way, just earned an Emmy nomination for his work on the 83rd Academy Awards – I think these two will give us a fantastic Oscar show that you won’t want to miss.”
“I’m thrilled that Don will again bring his tremendous expertise to the Oscar telecast,” said Dawn Hudson, Academy CEO. “And Brett has a really smart and fresh take for the show. They have great chemistry, and their vision meshed so well with ours.”
The Oscars will be broadcast live on ABC Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center. The Oscars also will be broadcast live in more than 200 countries around the world.