“The Oscars®” producer Will Packer TODAY announced the key members of the production team for the 94th Academy Awards, which airs live on ABC on Sunday, March 27, 2022.
Rob Paine has been associated with the Oscars telecast for over 20 years and is returning as supervising producer. Paine has over 200 credits to his name and has earned 11 Primetime Emmy® Award nominations and a Peabody Award. He specialized in large-scale live television events and his credits include SUPER BOWL Halftime Shows, “Celebrating America: An Inauguration Night Special”, “The Kennedy Center Honors”, political conventions, concerts and comedy specials. .
Production designer and creative director David Korins returns to the Oscars, having served as designer in 2019. Korins’ prolific work for Broadway includes the Tony®-winning musicals ‘Hamilton’ and ‘Dear Evan Hansen’, as well as ‘Beetlejuice “. Korins was the creative director and designer of “Immersive Van Gogh” and “Hamilton: The Exhibition”; and has collaborated with Sotheby’s, USC Shoah Foundation, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Andrea Bocelli, TED and Gagosian. His television credits include “The 2020 Heisman Trophy Ceremony”, “Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A Grammy® Salute”, an episode of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”, and “Grease: Live!”, for which he won an Emmy Award.
Lighting designer Robert Dickinson returns for his 33rd Oscar performance. Over his three-decade career, he’s won 18 Primetime Emmy Awards, including three for Oscar telecasts, and has more than 1,500 on-screen TV credits. His credits include “The Kennedy Center Honors”, “GRAMMY Awards”, “Primetime Emmy Awards”, “Tony Awards”, “Golden Globe® Awards”, “American Music Awards”, and “Academy of COUNTRY MUSIC Awards”; the Olympic ceremonies in Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Athens and Vancouver; SUPER BOWL halftime shows; and THE “Peter Pan Live!” and “The sound of live music!” Dickinson has also worked on numerous TV musical specials for the Eagles, Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and more.
Adam Blackstone joins the Oscars production team as the series’ musical director. Emmy-nominated music director and GRAMMY-nominated writer, Blackstone has held music executive positions with artists including Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Maroon 5 and Eminem, and has collaborated with Shakira and Jennifer Lopez. on the SUPER BOWL. LIV Halftime Show, for which he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.
He was also the music director for SUPER BOWL LII Halftime Show (2018) and this year’s SUPER BOWL LVI Halftime Show. His other credits include “A Grammy Salute to The Sounds of Change”, numerous “BET Awards”, “Soul Train Awards”, VH1 and MTV specials, and the Fox shows “The Four: Battle for Stardom” and “The Masked Singer”. He also appeared on the first season of NBC’s “The Voice” as an advisor to Coach Adam Levine. In 2009, Blackstone partnered with his wife, Kaisha, to form the company BASSic Black Entertainment, LLC (BBE).
Taryn Hurd joins the Oscars for the ninth consecutive year as a talent producer. She has also served as a talent producer at the past six Governors Awards ceremonies as well as numerous television variety specials and award shows.
Head writer Jon Macks returns for his 25th Oscars TV show. Eight-time Primetime Emmy nominee and two-time Writers Guild of America Award winner, Macks has served as head writer for numerous Academy Award-winning television shows and served as head writer or co-head writer for animators Chris Rock, Billy Crystal , Steve Martin and Hugh. Jackman. Additionally, he served on the debate prep team for five Democratic presidential candidates, was a lead writer for the 2020 Democratic National Convention and the inauguration special “Celebrating America. “.
Dave Boone is a three-time Emmy Award-winning and three Writers Guild of America Award-winning screenwriter and producer. Returning for his 12th Oscars TV show, he served as editor for Neil Patrick Harris during the 87th Academy Awards. Head Writer of 17 consecutive TONY AWARDS TV shows, his other credits include multiple “The Kennedy Center Honors”, “Primetime Emmy Awards”, “Daytime Emmys”, “Academy of COUNTRY MUSIC Awards”, and “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve”. . He is responsible for over 100 hours of live television each year. Boone is also a wanted script doctor for Broadway.
Dana Eagle joins the Oscars production team as a screenwriter for the first time. Eagle was previously a creative consultant on Wanda Sykes’ Emmy-nominated Netflix comedy special “Wanda Sykes: Not Normal.” His book “How to Be Depressed: A Guide” has been published in four languages. As a comedian, she has been seen on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” and Comedy Central. His solo show “Stones from Glass Houses” premiered at HBO’s US Comedy Arts Festival.
Mitch Marchand returns to the writing staff for his third Oscars TV show. His credits as a comedy writer include awards such as “BET Awards”, “Hip Hop Awards”, “UNCF Evening of Stars”, “MTV Video Music Awards”, “NAACP Image Awards”, and “Primetime Emmy Awards”. . He wrote jokes for talents such as Jamie Foxx, Anthony Anderson, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart and Chris Rock; and created presentations for Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Quincy Jones and Kerry Washington. Marchand is currently co-producer of the Netflix series “The Upshaws,” starring Mike Epps and Wanda Sykes, which is currently in production for its second season.
Suli McCullough joins the Oscars production team as a writer. A stand-up comedian, comedic actor, and writer-producer, he was a writer on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and was a consulting writer for the “14th Annual ESPY Awards.” His writing credits include “The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards”, a skit for Jamie Foxx for “Saturday Night Live”, “Lopez Tonight”, “MTV Music Awards”, “BET Awards”, “American Music Awards” and “Nickelodeon’s Kids”. Choice Award.” His producing credits include “The Amber Rose Show” on VH1, “Def Comedy Jam” and “Last Comic Standing”, and the feature documentary “Dying Laughing”. McCullough is also known for his roles in “Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood” and “The Jamie Foxx Show”.
Agathe Panaretos returns to the Oscars ceremony for the second time as a writer. She has written for a variety of shows including “2021 MTV Video Music Awards”, “Graduate Together: American Honors the High School Class of 2020” and “The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards”. She’s previously written for Netflix’s first talk show, “Chelsea,” as well as “Crank Yankers” and “What Just Happened??! With Fred Savage.” Additionally, she was a writer for The Onion and her work has been featured on E!, Team Coco and Funny or Die.
Danielle Schneider joins the Oscars production team as a writer. She is currently co-executive producer of the upcoming HBO Max series “Clone High.” Most recently, Schneider served as co-executive producer of “Kenan,” alongside her writing partner Dannah Phirman, and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” With Phirman, she created, produced, wrote, and starred in Hulu’s “The Hotwives of Orlando” and “The Hotwives of Las Vegas.” Schneider’s other writing credits include “Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2”, “I’m Sorry”, “Telenovela”, and “Marry Me”.
Chuck Sklar returns as a writer for his fourth Oscar-winning TV show. Originally a stand-up comic, he wrote for Bill Maher’s “Politically Incorrect,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “The Chris Rock Show,” and “Everybody Hates Chris,” among others. Additionally, Sklar co-created the FX series “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell” and served as the executive producer of the movie “Tom of Your Life.”
The 94th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 27, 2022 at the Dolby® Theater at Hollywood & Highland® in Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT and in more than 200 territories worldwide.
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