Zadan and Meron to produce 85th Academy Awards

Aug 23, 2012 by Ian Evans

Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will produce the 85th Academy Awards, Academy President Hawk Koch announced today. The duo’s first production job for the Oscars will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

“Craig and Neil are forward thinkers who bring a unique perspective to the Oscar show,” Koch said. “Their enormous collective talent, coupled with their love of film, serves our show perfectly.”

“We are very excited to collaborate with Hawk and everyone at the Academy to produce this year’s Oscars,” said Zadan and Meron. “We hope to utilize our experience in producing features, TV and theater to bring something fresh and special to this incredible awards show. When we filmed The Bucket List, we made our own personal bucket list, and producing the Oscars was #1. It’s truly a great honor.”

Zadan and Meron were executive producers on the 2002 Best Picture winner Chicago.

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