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

Aug 04, 2011 by Ian Evans

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced that the producers of the 84th Academy Awards telecast will be Brett Ratner and Don Mischer. It’s the first time for Ratner and the second year in a row that Mischer will serve as a producer and telecast director.

“I was so impressed with Brett when I met with him to discuss the Oscar show,” said AMPAS President Tom Sherak. “He has an incredible love of film and its history and is a true student of the business of movies. He’s unbelievably creative and knows how to take risks that are both interesting and inspiring. Together with Don Mischer — who, by the way, just earned an Emmy nomination for his work on the 83rd Academy Awards — I think these two will give us a fantastic Oscar show that you won’t want to miss.”

Ratner was thrilled to have the job. “Making movies has been my dream since childhood, and I’ve been fortunate enough to have made several, but the Oscar show is in a league of its own,” said Ratner. “It will be fantastic to work with a live television master like Don to meld the glamour of legendary Hollywood with the enormous talents who thrill moviegoers today.”

“The Academy Awards are in a class by themselves, and I’m elated that the Academy has asked me to return,” said Mischer. “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.”

The 84th Academy Awards will be broadcast Sunday, February 26, 2012, from the Kodak Theatre. Stick with for all your 84th Oscars coverage.