Home Production team The Oscars production team draws on a variety of talents including Questlove, dream hampton and Rodney Barnes – Black Girl Nerds

The Oscars production team draws on a variety of talents including Questlove, dream hampton and Rodney Barnes – Black Girl Nerds

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Oscars® producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh today announced 14 key members of the production team for the 93rd Oscars®, which will air live on ABC on Sunday, April 25, 2021 .

Among its production team are notable black creators from the entertainment industry whose skills range from production to writing.

Co-producer Jeannae Rouzan-Argile joins the Oscars production team for the first time. She is a screenwriter and producer, and vice president of promotions for Jesse Collins Entertainment. For more than 15 years, Rouzan-Clay has been at the helm of several television shows for major networks and streaming platforms, including CBS, BET, VH1, Nickelodeon and Netflix. NAACP Image Award® winning producer, her work includes awards including “BET Awards”, “Black Girls Rock! “,” BET Honors “,” ABFF Honors “and” Soul Train Awards “; specials such as “Super Bowl LV Halftime Show Starring The Weeknd”, “The 14th Annual Stand Up for Heroes”, “The All-Star Nickmas Special”, “Leslie Jones: Time Machine”, “Dear Mama”, “Def Comedy Jam 25 “and” BET Presents Love and Happiness: A Celebration of Obama “and the” Sunday Best “competition series.

Co-producer Dionne Harmon joins the Oscars production team for the first time. She is Executive Vice President of Content and Strategy at Jesse Collins Entertainment, where she oversees the development and production of unscripted and scripted content. Four-time NAACP Image Award winner, Harmon has produced tents and specials including “A Grammy Salute to the Sounds of Change”, “Super Bowl LV Halftime Show Starring The Weeknd”, “John Lewis: Celebrating a Hero”, “BET Awards”, “BET Hip Hop Awards”, “Soul Train Awards” and “BET Presents Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration”, as well as the comedy specials “Leslie Jones: Time Machine” and “Amanda Seales: I Be Knowin ‘”and the contest shows“ Rhythm + Flow ”and“ Nashville Squares ”. On the script side, Harmon’s credits include the BET miniseries “The Bobby Brown Story” and the “American Soul” series.

Amberia Allen returns as a writer at the Oscars for the second year in a row. She has written for “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” and “The Last OG” and has written for numerous live awards and variety specials including “Golden Globe Awards”, “Primetime Emmy Awards” and “The Mark Twain American Comedy Award In addition, Allen holds a PhD in Sociology from UCLA and is a co-author of UCLA’s annual report on Diversity in Hollywood.

Rodney Barnes returns to the Oscars production team as a screenwriter. BGN spoke to Barnes earlier this year in a live Instagram chat about his comic book “Killadeplhia”. Writer and producer, he is currently executive producer of an untitled HBO series about the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, and showrunner, writer and creator of “Things That Make White People Uncomfortable” for HBO Max. Barnes wrote “The Falcon” by Marvel Comics, “Lando: Double or Nothing” by Marvel / Lucasfilm and “Quincredible” for the Lion Forge imprint. Other credits include “Wu-Tang: An American Saga”, “The Boondocks” and “Everybody Hates Chris”.

dream joins the Oscars production team as a screenwriter. Award-winning filmmaker and writer, his most recent works include the feature documentary “Treasure”, the HBO documentary “It’s a Hard Truth Ain’t It”, the BET documentary series “Finding Justice” and Lifetime’s Emmy’s nominated “Surviving R Kelly” , which broke audience records and won a Peabody Award. hampton was named to the 2019 TIME 100 list of the world’s most influential people.

Mitchell Marchand returns to the Oscars show as a writer. His credits as a comedy writer include award shows 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 big name talents like Jamie Foxx, Anthony Anderson, Mike Epps, Kevin Hart and Chris Rock, and created presentations for Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Quincy Jones and Kerry Washington. As of 2021, Marchand’s work can be seen on the Netflix series “The Upshaws” and the second season of “Kids Say the Darndest Things” on CBS.

Drummer, DJ, producer, writer and founding member of hip hop group The Roots, Questlove joins the Oscars production team as the show’s musical director. He is the musical director of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”, for which The Roots is the house group. Five-time Grammy Award® winner, Questlove has held musical leadership roles with artists such as D’Angelo, Eminem and Jay-Z. He produced through his production company Two One Five Entertainment the documentary series “Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America” ​​and will then direct a documentary on Sly Stone. He made his directorial debut with the feature documentary “Summer of Soul (… Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised),” which premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and received both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Prize for the best American documentary. . Questlove is a member of the Academy and has performed at the Oscars before.

The other members announced were: Raj Kapoor, Rob Paine, Taryn Hurd, Richard LaGravenese, Jon Macks, David Rockwell and Robert Dickinson.

The 93rd Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Union Station Los Angeles and the Dolby® Theater at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. The Oscars will also be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories around the world.


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