Brett Ratner & Don Mischer to produce 84th Academy Awards telecast

MUMBAI: Brett Ratner and Don Mischer will produce the 84th Academy Awards telecast.

This will be Ratner’s first involvement with the Oscar show; Mischer will serve as producer and as telecast director for the second year.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak said, “Ratner has a love of film and its history and is a true student of the business of movies. Together with Mischer I think these two will give us a fantastic Oscar show that you won’t want to miss.”

Academy CEO Dawn Hudson said,  “Ratner and Mischer have great chemistry, and their vision meshed so well with ours.”

Mischer added, “I hope to take the wealth of knowledge I now have about the Oscars, which is a completely unique kind of show, and work with Brett to create an evening that is fast-paced, fun, and memorable to movie fans and Oscar fans everywhere.”

Ratner’s work spans movies, including eight features; numerous television series; over 100 music videos; and a multitude of commercials. He is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he now serves on the Dean’s Council. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Simon Wiesenthal Center.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on 26 February 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live on the ABC Television Network.

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