Oscars Name Live TV Veterans As Executive Producers in 2023 Change of Strategy

Live TV veterans Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner have been named executive producers of the 95th Academy Awards.

ill Kramer, executive director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, said they were chosen as part of a “concentration on expertise in live TV event production”.

The decision marks a shift in strategy as the event has been co-produced in recent years by big-screen filmmakers.

For the 2022 edition, Will Packer, known for his comedies, was cast, while for 2021, Steven Soderbergh, whose films include Erin Brockovich, Contagion and the Ocean’s trilogy, was cast.

Weiss will also direct for the eighth year in a row, after winning two Primetime Emmys for previous editions.

Kirshner has over 30 years of entertainment production experience, including the Tony Awards and 14 Super Bowl Halftime Shows.

Kramer and Academy president Janet Yang said: “We are delighted to have Glenn and Ricky at the helm. Their expertise in live TV production is exactly what the Oscars needed.

“We look forward to working closely with them, our board and its awards committee to deliver an exciting and energetic program.

“Joining them is an incredible group of creative partners – David Chamberlin, Lisa Love, Raul Avila, Kenny Gravillis, Misty Buckley and Alana Billingsley – who will bring fresh ideas to the broadcast and carpet. red.”

Weiss and Kirshner said: “Bill made us ‘an offer we couldn’t refuse’ but he actually ‘welcomed us’.”

The 95th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2023 at the Dolby Theater in Ovation Hollywood and televised live on ABC in the US.

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