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[04/16/13 - 06:40 PM]
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to Return to Produce the Oscars(R)
"We are very honored to have been asked to return as Oscar producers for a second year," said Zadan and Meron. "We look forward to creating a distinctive and entertaining show."

[via press release from ABC]

CRAIG ZADAN AND NEIL MERON TO RETURN TO PRODUCE THE OSCARS(R)

The acclaimed motion picture, television and theater producing team of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will return to produce the Oscars for a second time next year, Academy President Hawk Koch announced. The Academy Awards(R) will air live on ABC on Oscar(R) Sunday, March 2, 2014.

"Craig and Neil have the overwhelming support of the Academy's Governors to produce the Oscars again in 2014," said Koch. "In order to establish continuity with this year's enormously successful show, we felt it was important to give these consummate professionals the green light now to begin creating another great evening."

"We are very honored to have been asked to return as Oscar producers for a second year," said Zadan and Meron. "We look forward to creating a distinctive and entertaining show."

"Craig and Neil have great relationships, a sense of showmanship and a passion for our Academy," said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. "And they're a pleasure to work with. All perfect qualities for our show."

The February 2013 Oscars hosted by Seth MacFarlane drew an average audience of 40.3 million Total Viewers and delivered a 13.0 rating among adults 18-49. The show was TV's most-watched entertainment telecast in the last 3 years, and grew its overall audience for the 2nd straight year (+3%), surging 11% in adults 18-49 (13.0 rating vs. 11.7 rating) to its best numbers since 2010. In addition, the show scored gains year to year with adults 18-34 (+20% - 11.3 rating vs. 9.4 rating), hitting its highest number in 6 years - since 2007. Overall, it was the Oscars' second-most-watched telecast since 2005.

Among the innovations that Zadan and Meron plan to bring back to the 2014 show is the Oscar Experience College Search, which allows young filmmakers to assist with bringing the Oscar statuettes on and off stage during the show. The Zadan/Meron Oscars displayed a signature style that incorporated a single concept for the entire evening which linked together the disparate elements of the Oscar show through music -- especially classic movie themes -- and the frequent appearances by MacFarlane to announce the evening's presenters. The 2013 show was also distinguished by the use of motion picture talent as performers in the show, such as the dance numbers performed by Charlize Theron, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Zadan and Meron served as executive producers for the 2002 Best Picture winner, "Chicago," which won Oscars(R) in 6 of the 13 categories in which it was nominated. Their credits also include the features "Footloose" (2011), "Hairspray" and "The Bucket List." Zadan produced the original "Footloose" (1984). Zadan and Meron's work in television includes the series "SMASH" and such movies as "A Raisin in the Sun" and "Steel Magnolias." For Broadway they recently produced the Tony Award(R)-winning revivals of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" and "Promises, Promises." Their work has amassed 73 Emmy(R) nominations, 12 Tony nominations and seven Grammy(R) nominations.

The Oscars will be held at the Dolby Theatre(TM) at Hollywood & Highland Center(R) in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

ABOUT THE ACADEMY

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world's preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards - in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners - the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.





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