Michael Seligman Named Supervising Producer for 82nd Academy Awards®

Beverly Hills, CA (December 17, 2009) — Michael B. Seligman has been named supervising producer of the 82nd Academy Awards telecast, marking his 33rd year of association with the Oscar® show, telecast producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic announced today.

“We are excited and honored to work with one of the legends of the industry,” said Mechanic.

“I look forward to lovingly torturing Michael, as we all move toward putting together one of the most complicated and dynamic television events of the year,” added Shankman.

With more than 300 major television events to his credit, Seligman specializes in producing live broadcasts throughout the world. Most recently, he worked on the inaugural Noble Awards, which benefits nine charitable organizations, and he is slated for producing duties for “Stand Up to Cancer” in 2010.

Seligman has received five Emmy nominations for his work on the Oscar telecasts. His other producing credits include “America’s Millennium,” a three-hour live New Year’s Eve celebration; the NBC special “Funny Women of Television”; and “Return to the Titanic . . .Live!”

The 82nd Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2009 will be presented on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

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