Hamish Hamiliton gets Oscar’s director chair

Nov 18, 2009 by Ian Evans

Oscar® show producers Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman have announced that Hamish Hamilton will direct the 82nd Academy Awards® telecast, his first time helming Hollywood’s big night.

“Hamish is a first-rate live-show director who will bring enthusiasm, experience and a fresh eye to the table,” said Shankman. “He’s also a master of working with all of the latest technology in television production, which speaks to the kind of cutting-edge show Bill and I are planning.”

“Adam and I know that having Hamish at the helm will give us the right style and energy for the show we want to produce,” added Mechanic. “And his approach definitely won’t feel like ‘business as usual.’”

Hamilton resume includes the MTV Video Music Awards and the MTV Europe Music Awards. A monh before the Oscars, he’ll direct the Super Bowl XLIV half-time show.

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